Spring Shoe Trends You Can Buy (and Wear) Now
Tired of your current rotation of western booties and chunky dad sneakers? We feel you. And while these footwear favorites aren’t going away any time soon, we do have the new trends you should be adding to your closet for next season. Even better, you can dip your, er, toe into Spring 2019’s hottest shoe styles now. Run, don’t walk.
Move over, clear plastic shoes! It’s time to add a tint to your toes. While the translucent trend clearly had its time in the spotlight, spring’s rubber footwear options run the spectrum. We’re partial to Cougar’s rubber Chelsea boots in pink. So even if all those April showers don’t result in rainbows, your feet will make a colorful splash.
Shop It! Cougar Kensington Chelsea Rain Boot, $69.95; nordstrom.com
Statement hardware lends spring’s often ladylike shoe styles a tough-chic edge. So buckle up for these strap adornments on everything from sandals to booties. We’re loving Topshop’s Miss Selfridge interpretation of the trend, which has a decidedly punk rock vibe. Keep in mind: the more metal, the better.
Shop It! Miss Selfridge Cut Out Buckle Boot, $78; asos.com
Comfortable sandals are having a major moment for spring, and this chunky web-strapped style may look a little familiar. That’s because designers are taking a cue from Teva and offering interpretations of the classic outdoor shoe. For cooler temps (and even when it thaws), wear with ankle socks. Now, go, take a hike.
Shop It! Rocket Dog Jarvis Olive Slingback Platform Sandal, $39.95; rocketdog.com
From ropey sandals to sea-worthy accents, this spring shoe trend is yacht ready. But since many of us are seeing more turf than surf these days, we’re keeping this look on land…at least for now. Try these braided Schutz slides with tights for style that can easily go from day to night, thanks to their metallic sheen. And, trust us, no one will ask you to walk the plank.
Shop It! Schutz Lindy Slide, $160; zappos.com
While there’s no shortage of color when it comes to spring shoes, orange seems to be leading the palette pack. Running the gamut from coral to pumpkin, the exact hue is up to you. Orange you glad we found these Topshop JINX studded stunners you can wear now? Seriously, though, silvertone spikes make the pointy-toe T-strap kitten heels purr.
Shop It! JINX Studded Pointed Shoes, $100; topshop.com
Usually found on more traditional spring styles, woven leather is being incorporated into next season’s more forward footwear, like these Sam Edelman platform sneakers with an exaggerated espadrille sole. Blush-colored metallic leather makes them super relevant now, and they will be the foundation for many a look come spring, too.
Shop It! Sam Edelman Catherine Platform Sneaker, $99.95; nordstrom.com
Mesh shoes are a must for spring 2019. From inset panels for a peekaboo effect to full-on sheer styles that bare a bit more, skin is in for spring. The best part is that you can wear this trend now with Topshop’s mesh sock bootie. Pair with your favorite hosiery, which, by the way, is also gonna be a big thing next season.
Shop It! Topshop Serena Mesh Sock Bootie, $80; nordstrom.com
While spring fashion will feature its fair share of feather embellishment, there’s no reason to reserve plumes for above the ankle. Look for the whimsical accent on booties, stilettos, flats and mules, like Nic+Zoe’s mid-heel take on the trend. Now you can shake your tail feather through winter—and beyond.
Shop It! Nic+Zoe Feather Mule, $150; nordstrom.com
What’s in a name? A lot, apparently. Designers are putting their monikers front and center for spring, with logos adorning everything from pool slides to dad sneakers, as seen on this chunky and graffiti-esque style from Fila, and we’re here for it. Talk about being a walking advertisement.
Shop It! Fila Mindblower Logo Sneaker, $75; nordstrom.com
Intricate stitching is a common thread in spring footwear, providing a luxe bent to platform heels and flats alike. And with options you can wear now, like this Forever 21 floral-embroidered mule, there’s no need to hold off until next season to try the trend. Sew, let’s do this.
Shop It! Forever 21 Floral Embroidered Loafers, $29.90; forever21.com