5 Shoes Trends To See You Through Spring & Summer

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Strappy sandals

These ‘90s-inspired sandals are everywhere from high-street to high-end brands this season. The design’s calling cards include a mid-height block heel, neutral shades and signature strappy-style, making it the perfect shoe for spring and summer, whether you’re wearing with cropped denim or a floral midi.

These Asymmetrical Strappy Block Heels are ideal for a more modern take on the trend, and we love these Roman-inspired Tie Leg Sandals from Whistles. For a budget-friendly option, H&M has you covered with its leather offering, or splash out with Free People’s Gabby Block Heel Sandals.

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Dad sandals

Sure to be divisive, we’ve been seeing the “dad sandal” trend everywhere in 2019, thanks to Prada’s $4,960 pair and the fashion set embracing this thow-back style. For a bold look, go for Joshua Sanders’ Yellow AT Spice Sandals, or stay in budget with Teva’s midform universal chunky sandals, available via ASOS.

Sure to take you straight from a hike to the beach, ZARA’s sporty platform style has also caught our eye. To battle chilly office air-conditioning, wear with socks for an extra pop of colour if you dare.

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Retro sneakers

Another “bad taste trend” which is sticking around for 2019 is the chunky sneaker. The bolder the better here, with colourful hues and chunky designs seen everywhere. Keeping you comfortable all day long, these are perfect for stomping through the city.

Embrace the retro look with FILA’s Ray Tracer Sneaker, or opt for adidas Originals white and navy Falcon trainers. We love the pop of colour in the Nike M2K Tekno trainers, but if you can’t stay away from the classic all-white sneaker and still want to tap into the trend, go for ZARA’s track sole sneaker.

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Gladiator sandals

It’s been a while since gladiator sandals have had their moment in the sun. Back in the summer of 2008, multi-strapped and high-leg designs were all the rage, but for 2019, the trend is heading in a more subtle direction.

Sure to see you through summers to come, these Yasmine 35mm Platform Sandals by 3.1 Phillip Lim are sure to be worth the investment, or ZARA’s braided offering already has us dreaming of beach days. For a slip-on take on the trend, go for Madewell’s Woven Slide Sandals, or this H&M dupe, available in black or gold.

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The modern wedge

Wedges are always a summer staple, and for day or night, it’s always going to be one of our favourite styles, but this year we’re leaning towards more casual, flatform-style designs.

Move last season’s high wedges to the back of your closest, and opt instead for flatter designs, like these Laced Slingback Flatforms or these Raffia Criss Cross Slingback Flats, both by Charles & Keith. Moschino’s Love Moschino Flatform Sandals guarantee you’ll turn heads, or look effortlessly chic with Whistles’ Rae Flatform Sandal – there’s something for everyone.

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