10 shoe trends that blur the line between comfort and style

10 shoe trends that blur the line between comfort and style

The wide range of shoes that has walked both the physical catwalks and the digital events of the recent Fashion Week reminds us that comfort does not have to lack style and personality. Flat sandals, flip flops, flatforms or the sensible heel are among the proposals that erase the borders between old perceptions that used to make us choose between a sandal that did not bother us or designs loaded with a sophisticated component.

The trends in comfortable shoes fail to make those dizzying creations that have been immortalized by the hand of iconic designers disappear from the scene footwear. And in a season wrapped by comfort at its peak, it may be strange that both proposals coexist, but there is no doubt that it is an ode to optimism, versatility and all those situations that we hope to experience again in 2021, from sure, wearing the most charming shoes of the summer season.

Sandalias slingback

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Slingback sandals in the Chanel spring-summer 2021 collection.

It is no coincidence that shoes slingback have been reinterpreted by the legendary House French Chanel in a version with a more than reasonable heel during the parade that took place at the Grand Palais, since they were one of its creator’s favorites. Versatile, easily combinable and most importantly, comfortable, this trend it has also become a defining part of each of the forty looks that the Italian house has created Prada, in a chromatic palette that flirts with the black color, yellow, white, orange and pink, giving us a multitude of alternatives to raise a look neutral tones or soften a garish one.


Flatforms in the Altuzarra spring-summer 2021 collection.

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Flatforms in the Altuzarra spring-summer 2021 collection.

The flatforms, also known as flat platform sandals bring with them indisputable reminiscences of the nineties, at the same time that they are in charge of reaffirming that the comfortable shoes they will be more in vogue than ever. Ulla Johnson, Erdem, Issey Miyake, Andrea Pompilio and Altuzarra these are just some of the prestigious international firms that have been in charge of taking them on the catwalk, and especially the latter inspires us to combine them with asymmetrical romantic skirts, midi dresses as well as pieces that have a nod to baggy tailoring.


Mules in the Miu Miu spring-summer 2021 collection.

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Mules in the Miu Miu spring-summer 2021 collection.

The mules have become an indispensable ally when sealing a style and catapult a outfit made up of jeans, multi-length skirts or mini dress. Thus, in the framework of the summer season we will see them with the addition of sculptural heel in the Italian house Salvatore Ferragamo, in brown leather at Loewe, striking rhinestones at Miu Miu or in key classic flat sandals on the catwalk of American designer Michael Kors. Without a doubt, mules They have carved their way into the spring-summer 2021 collections formidably, and they promise to become one of the favorites of the year.

Strappy sandals with strappy sandals

Strappy sandals in JW Anderson's spring-summer 2021 collection.

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Strappy sandals in JW Anderson’s spring-summer 2021 collection.

One of the trends in shoes The most relevant that has accompanied the outfits of firms such as Givenchy, JW Anderson, Khaite or Kimhekin are the strappy sandals, also known as strap sandals. And although we know very well that during the last seasons the bet in question has been characterized by a minimalist design, the summer collections decided to oppose the simplicity of the lines to find creations that cover the feet with formats of unusual shoes, small doses of feathers or through an infinity of strips that intersect.

Star boots (and if they are white, better)

Boots in the Balmain spring-summer 2021 collection.

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Boots in the Balmain spring-summer 2021 collection.

It’s been a long time since boots They have ceased to be a shoe typical of the coldest months of the year to go on to transgress summer styles. So it comes as no surprise that designers like Brandon Maxwell come up with Texan fusion designs with a stiletto heel below the knee, Burberry deploys a multitude of boots over-the-knee in black, white and blue while the Italian house Fendi is associated with the vigor of the chromatic spectrum in shades ranging from pink to orange. And, in 2021, White boots They promise to stomp according to the Balmain and Andrew GN catwalks.

Ankle straps

Ankle straps in Jacquemus spring-summer 2021 collection.

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Ankle straps in Jacquemus Spring-Summer 2021 collection.

Having seen them be a resounding success in the spring-summer 2021 collections of Jacquemus, Nina Ricci, Dries Van Noten, Y / Project and Vivienne Westwood, the court shoes ankle strap they manage to make a place between trends in shoes most outstanding, with a sophistication and elegance that is a great success for everything we decide to wear in the coming months.

Dizzying heel

Dizzying shoes in the Versace spring-summer 2021 collection.

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Dizzying shoes in the Versace spring-summer 2021 collection.

Just because comfort is the dominant trend in recent Fashion Weeks doesn’t mean there’s no room for giddy, sexy, and risky heels. There are of black leather in Koche, slightly ultra thin heel with sea prints in the collection of Versace or minimalist to the extreme in Rodarte’s proposal as well as in Private Policy.

Thong sandals

Thong sandals in Claudia Li's spring-summer 2021 collection.

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Thong sandals in Claudia Li’s spring-summer 2021 collection.

Last year there were many firms that bet on the flip flops thong. And this time Acne Studios decided to present them in a color range that is torn between brown and black, either with thin strips or somewhat thicker with the stamp of a taco kitten very, Sportmax places them alongside draped leather midi dresses while designer Claudia Li embellishes the minimalist straps with evocative black feathers.

Handmade sandals

Handmade sandals in the Christian Dior spring-summer 2021 collection.

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Handmade sandals in the Christian Dior spring-summer 2021 collection.

In 2021, the enhancement of crafts is crystallized in a myriad of shoes and braided sandals, in neutral tones and with a buckle as seen on the Christian Dior catwalk, becoming essential in outfits made up of miniskirts in Alberta Ferretti, in an intense blue hue in Etro or accompanying Chufy’s proposal with jumpsuits and an infinity of stamped pieces. For those looking for comfort, flip flops they have also stood out this season, with a sustainable stamp from English designer Stella McCartney.

Sandalias animal print

Animal print sandals in Tom Ford's spring-summer 2021 collection.

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Animal print sandals in Tom Ford’s spring-summer 2021 collection.

The flip flops animal print have landed with overwhelming momentum by the hand of American designer Tom Ford and the Halpern label, in bold combinations that achieve a look maximalist through asymmetrical skirts or dresses that go up without hesitation to the transgressive bet mix & match.


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