Today I’m talking about Spring shoes trends 2015! Because the weather has finally warmed up here in Toronto, Spring shopping has become a lot more exciting. In any case, it is my responsibility as a shoe blogger to showcase the best Spring 2015 shoe trends from the world’s runways in order to keep your feet as up to date as possible. I know what you’re thinking; you’re welcome!
The previous Spring/Summer Women’s RTW collections showcased some fantastic fashion and magnificent shoes. There are some extremely inspiring heel types, colors, and materials among them. From casual sneakers to sporty flats, towering platforms to over-the-top statement heels and sandals, there’s no doubt that you’ll find the perfect summer shoe in this collection! The following are the best and most notable shoe trends from the high fashion runways (which the Nine West 2015 Spring shoe collection took serious note of!). Whether you like them or not, they will undoubtedly become fashionista must-haves for the upcoming warm-weather months. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a hot cup of whatever you want!
Top 16 Best Spring Shoe Trends 2015
1. Gladiator Sandals
Stuart Weitzman was on point last summer when he designed his knee-high gladiator sandals, which were famously worn multiple times by stylish celebrities! If you purchased a pair, you’ll be right on trend for the coming season. Gladiators were one of the biggest trends on the runway in 2015, whether they were classic panelled leather styles, embossed, brightly colored, or a laced-up version.
2. Heels with Chunks
Who wears stilettos? Yes, chunky heels in all materials and shapes dominated at various heel heights. I simply adore a very high heeled block heel, so my perspective was somewhat skewed in relation to the ones I chose to represent above. Hugo Boss woodgrain heel on that t-strap sandal!
3. Massive Platforms
After the single-sole heels of recent seasons, it’s almost refreshing to have a more comfortable alternative to inspire us. And I say almost because these aren’t your typical assist-with-height platforms. These will raise your heel height to dizzying heights you’ve never seen before! Some are quite substantial. Some are very 70s retro, while others are simply ugly. But, after all, style is subjective, isn’t it?
4. High-Rise Flatforms
Oh, yes, the visual oddity known as the flatform is returning to haunt your wildest dreams this Spring! Flatforms were seen in almost every S/S fashion show in Paris, Milan, London, and New York, added to dress sandals and any other shoe type imaginable. The outsole has been interpreted in a variety of creative and one-of-a-kind ways (see: Rick Owen). I’m not sure if I’ll buy into this trend, but I’ll certainly keep an eye on it!
5. Fashionable, Updated, and Comfy Sneakers
The new sneakers for the coming season continue to exude casual cool. This time, they’re made from even more unusual materials, textures, and colors. The outsoles are even higher, challenging the previous Fall/Winter thick-ish soles. A few styles appeared to be flatform sneakers rather than anything else. I did say flatform sneakers. What is the world coming to? Straps, laces, and unusual designs, such as Rag & Bone’s faux-sock leather insert, allow for a lot of color blocking and fun.
6. Sporty and comfortable sandals
Following the ugly sandal trend of last summer, designer sandals for 2015 are new (and thankfully less ugly), but always comfortable. Sporty elements such as a track sole, straps, and velcro are included. It’s very Teva-like. Don’t worry, Birkenstock-like bottoms and squishy interiors to massage your feet were also spotted. Marc Jacobs’ velvet take on the Dr. Scholls slip-on sandal appeals to me. It almost makes them appear nice!
7. Super Strappy Sandals
Moving on from casual shoes to a slew of strappy high heels and flats. Some gladiators wore buckled leather straps, while others wore intense lace-up details from toe to ankle! This is visually a top favorite trend of mine. It’s pretty, but it’s usually rather painful. I’m a sucker for infinite straps, and they look great with everything from a sombre little dress to your most distressed jeans. Just make sure you don’t have to walk too far; those laces have a habit of pulling on your feet!
8. Print of a Reptile
This is a trend that has slowed slightly in the last year. But, if the runways are any indication (ha, who am I kidding?! ), reptile print is making a strong comeback! Many of the prints are large, textured, and glossy. Snake and crocodile prints were the most popular. You have to love that matching croc-print bow on that Miu Miu pump!
9. Embellishments with Rhinestones
Another significant Spring 2015 shoe trend was embellishments with sparkly, massive, and intricate rhinestone details. These rhinestones, from tone on tone to contrasting shine, almost speak louder than the shoes! If you were brave enough to buy those sporty jewelled Prada sandals last year, they’ll be right at home in your Spring/Summer wardrobe this year! Isn’t Prada always a few steps ahead of the curve?
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10. Knee Boots for Spring
Boots for Spring can be a good idea depending on where you live (yes, it’s cold in Canada until June, so these are much appreciated!). We’re not talking about ordinary rain boots here. From western-inspired suede and print styles to graphic print, patchwork, and bejeweled elements, these warm weather, knee-high boots are anything but ordinary!
11. Mules and slip-on sandals
Kenzo, Narciso Rodriguez, Loewe, Jason Wu, Versace, and Proenza Schuler are among the designers represented.
12. Upper Weave
Woven uppers in all shapes, forms, and sizes were a hit on the S/S runways. Classic leather weaves made of leather and technical materials were on display. Weaving definitely adds a nice bit of texture and interest to a shoe!
13. Shoes with Pointed Toes
Yes, the pointed toe is still on trend for Spring 2015! On the runway, every type of shoe, including brogues, fancy flats, sporty sandals, pumps, boots, and even sneakers, had a pointed toe. When it comes to fashion, the pointy to trend is one that will be around for a while, isn’t it?
14. Color Blocking
Color-blocking is passé (or, should I say, lingering?!). The most noticeable feature is the use of contrasting colored straps on multi-buckled shoes. These are the kinds of shoes that make a statement!
15. Thong Sandals with a High Hee
If you have thin feet like mine, a thong detail on a high heel is a great design element to keep your foot from sliding out of the sandal. It’s fantastic that the high heel thong is becoming popular in a variety of colors, heel shapes, and heights!
16. Metallic Shoes
Metallics are not a new shoe trend, but they are now being used not only in pumps and high heel sandals, but also in brogues, flats, sneakers, and other styles. Metallic materials are being used to their full potential, with a wide range of metal colors, prints, and finishes. Mirror metallics were popular on the runway once again, and I especially like the silver ones with gold tread outsoles from Victoria Beckham’s fashion show.
So there you have it: the most important and best Spring 2015 shoe trends. Which of the above-mentioned trending shoes will you be wearing this season? See more useful article at my website shoestorenyc.com