We don’t know about you, but we’re growing increasingly weary of wearing boots day in, day out. Instead, we find ourselves daydreaming about days that don't require double socks or shearling insoles to keep our feet toasty. When you also consider the fact that it’s too late in the season to invest in wintery footwear, it’s little wonder we’re spending more and more of our time fawning over the gorgeous shoe styles that have started to appear in various new-in sections.
In doing so, we’ve actually started to pinpoint the key trends that are already emerging for summer. With warm weather comes sandals, and there are two iterations to note; one is somewhat practical. The other? Not so much. As far as heels go, it seems the shoe-scape is largely dominated by a ladylike staple as well as a homage to the playful trends of the early ’90s. And finally, when it comes to trainers, chunky still proves to be high on the agenda, only this time around they bear a striking resemblance to a shoe that’s long been considered one of the most unattractive out there.
Keep scrolling and we’re sure you’ll agree that the summer shoes of 2019 are an eclectic bunch. That said, we love each and every one of them in equal measure.
"Floss" heels is a term we coined to describe heeled sandals with straps so thin and minimal they're akin to dental floss. The obsession started back in late 2018 thanks to The Row's "Bare" leather strappy sandals, with Prada's multi-strap stilettos coming in a close second in the designer stakes.
Slingbacks are one of the most elegant shoes you can own, and for 2019 they've been given a 1940s twist with the addition of a squared-off toe. Equally as glamorous as pointed-toes but with less risk of stubbing—we'll take them!
Practical and versatile, this season's most-sought-after sandals are of the black leather variety. Chanel kick-started the mood with its quilted pair, but seeing as they're as easy to come across as the Holy Grail, we'll gladly make do with one of these pairs.
Mules are officially back on the map for summer, though this time around they feature a significant style update: pastel hues. We clocked Charles & Keith's countless times during fashion month, but there are plenty of other options to choose from, too.
You'll be pleased to hear that trainers are still very much a part of the sartorial agenda for summer 2019, and it seems influencers are already wearing brightly coloured pairs that look remarkably like bowling shoes. Only chicer, as evidenced here.
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