The Top Shoe Trends of 2022

The Top Shoe Trends of 2022

From the Spring 2022 shows (to your wardrobe) shoe trends



With 2022 here, there’s no better time for a Fashion Month refresher. September 2021 feels like ages ago, and our memories of the Spring 2022 presentations are already a little murky. Which of the trends are again in the cards for us? The clothes suggest location, location, location, while the top hairstyles of the season vouch a whole lot for the wet look. Let's take a look at the 2022 shoe trends.


The category now is footwear. And we’re glad to report that, the love for the ugly shoe aside, a lot of the shoe trends for 2022 are practical—some even timeless and already likely existing in your wardrobe. So, let’s get to it. Ahead, are the top trending pairs to step out in according to the Spring 2022 shows.


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A Peep-Toe Moment

Pedicures out! One shoe trend in 2022 was evident in a range of styles: a caged heel here, a slip-on kitten heel there, a mule elsewhere. At shows like Bevza, Michael Kors and Proenza Schouler, it went without saying that the peep-toe is officially back.


The Top Shoe Trends of 2022

Louis Vuitton


Aquatic Adventure-Ready

As far as closed-toe styles went, shows like Chanel and Christian Dior made it clear that summer destinations were a major consideration. We don’t know that designer water shoes or aqua socks make a practical choice for real island-hopping, but it’s the thought and the theme that count.


The Top Shoe Trends of 2022

Bottega Veneta



Not Your Average Loafer

It seemed where sharp tailoring made its way down the runway, the loafer did, too. Christopher Kane, Erdem, Ganni, Jil Sander, and Miu Miu all re-envisioned this classic flat shoe. Heeled, buckled, embellished, in a patent finish: the choices for 2022 are endless.


The Top Shoe Trends of 2022

Miu Miu


The Mary Jane

Fashion designers, this season, clearly enjoyed a good throwback. While the love for all things Y2K was still very much alive and felt, the presentations of The Row, Nina Ricci, Moschino and more traveled all the way back to the 1920s or maybe grade school or high school days, where strict dress codes required traditional footwear. Iterations of the Mary Jane shoe came in various prints and strap styles, but the classic black closed shoe, with its single strap across the top, still reigned supreme.


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Fluffy Accents

Along with the rather more practical shoes came more festive ones that brought a case for form over function to the table. The unique-shaped heels at Loewe, the puffer sandals at Balmain: the point would definitely be to turn heads rather than plainly complete an ensemble. Such also was the case for feathers and fluff that made footwear at Altuzarra and Fendi a reason to start toe to head.


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This year, we’re leaning into practical footwear and shoe trends, dear readers.



Art Matthew Ian Fetalver


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