Must-Have Shoe Trends for Spring and Summer

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As we hang up our winter jackets in favor of sweaters, and then–soon enough–t-shirts, we also make a seasonal swap that not as many people talk about: shoes. Sure, we’ve got a number of pairs that take us from season to season, but there’s nothing like a fresh set of kicks to get you excited for the warmer weather. This year, we did the work for you and pulled all of the biggest trends from Spring/Summer 2022 runways to help you create the perfect summertime shoe closet. See the styles we're eyeing below!

Statement Shoes

The fashion world went crazy when Jonathan Anderson debuted Loewe’s “broken egg sandal,” which brought to mind art movements such as Dadaism and Surrealism, and paid clear homage to artists like Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dalí. And why shouldn’t we have a little fun with our shoes? Whether you’re going fully surreal or simply rocking a shoe that makes a statement, after a few summers spent mainly indoors, we love the idea of getting playful with our footwear.

The Surrealist Investment Shoe 

The piece that started it all this season, Loewe’s broken egg sandal, is currently sold out, but rumor has it they’ll be producing more. Add yourself to the waitlist now, so you can get cracking once they’re back in stock. See what we did there? 

The Statement Platform 

No, it’s not just you. We’re seeing the Versace platforms everywhere this season, too. And while we love them in every color, we couldn’t help but point out that the platform selection from Schutz and Larroude are robust, amazing, and affordable, too. 

The Slide Sandal

Now, this is a trend anyone can get behind, whether you follow the fashion world or not. Comfortable, well-cushioned sandals have made their way into the world of high-fashion. Ever run a marathon? It might be time to pair your recovery shoes with a summer sundress. Remember floaties from childhood? Get ready to rock a similar look. It’s unexpected, but we’re all for it.

The Designer Take 

Balenciaga Creative Director Demna Gvasalia is largely regarded as one of fashion’s biggest names right now. And guess what? With this Balenciaga logo-embossed rubber slides, he’s given you his stamp of approval to pair a pool shoe with, well, whatever you want. Why not invest in multiple colors? 

The Classic Take

If $495 feels like a little much to spend on a rubber sandal, we totally get it. And lucky for you, we’ve got plenty of alternative options. One of our favorites? Rag & Bone's Brixley Sandal, especially in this earthy shade of green. Pair with jeans, a dress, or, yes, your bathing suit and cover-up. 

Something Trendy

Perfect to throw on and go, we love a sandal that is comfortable and looks good with just about anything! Go classic with a thick ivory slide from Wandler or dress up your favorite denim with Isabel Marant's Lennyo Sandals, these styles are the perfect transitional shoe for summer.


Sneakers with Socks

Marni, Lacoste, and Brunello Cuccinelli aren’t generally brands that show the same styles, but one thing was a consistent presence in each of their Spring/Summer runways, alongside many other designers: sneakers with socks. A trend arguably pioneered by some of our favorite street style icons on their way to workouts such as Hailey Bieber, it’s now fashion-crowd approved, too. 

All of the high-fashion features created contrast by styling chunky “dad sneakers” – a trend that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon – with sumptuous cashmere socks. Below you'll find a few of our favorites.

The Classic Take

Some would argue that the Nike Air was the sneaker that started it all. First produced for performance in 1987, it has since become a street-style staple. And there’s no better to soften the shoe’s more technical edges than a cream-colored sock from the it-girl brand The Row. If the Nikes feel a bit too intense for you, start out with this simple leather pair from Margaux.

The Limited Edition Take

Get this combo before it’s gone! Jonathan Anderson, the genius behind JW Anderson and Loewe, noted that “hedonism” was the theme of the 2022 iteration of his long-running collaboration with iconic Spanish boutique Paula’s Ibiza. We love the playful stitching and primary colors of the trainer, especially when styled with socks from Gucci’s North Face collaboration, a collection designed in the spirit of exploration. Because hedonism and exploration are certainly summer buzzwords we can get behind.