It's that wonderful time of year when the new-season designer shoe offering starts to trickle in. Whether it's Instagram's most-coveted feeds or the new-in section of MatchesFashion.com, we can't help but feel like sugar-deprived kids in a giant candy store. Fittingly, the fresh styles on offer are as eclectic and delectable as a pick 'n' mix stand, so you can be sure that every taste will be catered to.
The flavour of the season has a throwback twist (think slip-on mules, feathered showstoppers and Mary Janes) alongside a generous serving of nerdy-chic, which comes courtesy of Chanel's practical sandals and Grensen's cult hiking boots. Even if your budget doesn't stretch to Balenciaga, take this as your opportunity to gather all the intel about which styles are going to spike this summer because if there's one thing we know, it's where designer brands go, the high street will follow.
What is great about all of this season's styles is that they're super versatile (okay, maybe apart from the feathered heels, which are wonderfully frivolous), so you know they'll work with cutoff denim and a floaty slip skirt. Scroll down to get your fill of all the latest designer trends and prepare to have your shoe appetite sated.
Style Notes: There are plenty of designers we would expect to tackle ugly sandals, but Chanel is not one of them. Practical in appearance but stylish in finish, we expect to see many more of these in the coming months. So many fashion girls wear them with socks for the winter (yes, really) and with tailored trousers and a tee for the summer.
Style Notes: These butter-yellow Gucci mules have been spreading like wildfire on Instagram. Foot-friendly yet statement-making, we can imagine wearing these 24/7 in the summer with everything from dresses to denim.
Style Notes: Chanel is really upping its game in the shoe stakes, as the brand has managed to shoehorn (sorry) another winning trend into our lineup. Recalling the cute styles of our school days, these Mary Jane shoes were born to be worn with white tights and a miniskirt. Very Alexa Chung.
Style Notes: From schoolgirl to grown-up glamour. Acne has catered to shoe minimalists with these sleek pointed mules that feature a kitten heel, meaning you won't have to take them off after 10 minutes of wear. These are the perfect throw-on-after-work shoes.
Style Notes: They might not be the most practical, but, boy, are they the most fun. ATP Atelier is one of our latest designer shoe crushes with its timeless, polished approach to design. More affordable than most high-end offerings, these feathered sandals are the ultimate personality piece for that special event.
Style Notes: It might seem like years ago that Holly wore these, but we reckon Grensen's will be sticking around for a little while longer. Perfect for the tricky transitional weather, we'll be wearing these on repeat when the Great British weather isn't playing ball (which is, let's face it, most of the time). Make like Tracey Lea Sayer and style yours with white denim and a Breton top.