The official start to summer may still be several weeks away, but there’s no question that the trends of the season have already arrived. Based on what designers cooked up for the spring/summer 2023 collections, things are looking sleek, sculptural, and ultra-elevated this season, and that’s especially true for the major shoes on the menu.
After combing over the runways, my social media feeds, and the market, I’ve landed on the seven shoe trends that I’m positive will have the biggest effect on style for the season ahead. With the sleek wedges inspired by the ones we saw from Ferragamo and the floral-appliqué heels by the likes of Magda Butrym and pretty new iterations on ballet flats, consider this list to be your North Star for all things stylish summer footwear. Ahead, dive into the seven major summer shoe trends that will no doubt come to define the season.