Since January is almost through, it is now okay to start looking for shoes for spring. Although it's not quite time to put away your snow boots, you can definitely start looking at ankle-baring footwear once more. The shoe trends for 2023 feature a style for every occasion (and weather), whether it be a pair of heels or sneakers, to make sure you'll love going wherever it is you're headed.
Contrary to fashion trends, shoe shapes themselves tend to remain unchanged over time. However, specific shoe trends and designs still stands out within each category.
So, with that being said, we've compiled the 2023 shoe trends you should be aware of for your most stylish year ever.
Mary Janes may be the one shoe trend on which everyone can agree, and the style is still popular for spring. With hefty soles and extremely high heels, the most recent iteration of this style literally and figuratively kicks up the traditional design.
Think opulent materials, striking designs, several straps, and sparkling accents.
Pointed Toe Pumps
Pointed-toe heels are seeing a revival, much like many other formerly "dated" fashion accessories. Classic pumps are being reimagined by Loewe, The Attico, and Bottega Veneta in intriguing sculptural forms that give them a futuristic air.
These shoes are flattering to the leg, lengthen the foot, and are suitable for most activities besides running. The allure is endless, especially as summer and parties approach.
Sheer (clear/ transparent)
Thanks to Valentino, this unexpected 2023 shoe craze has been having a moment on the red carpet. Mesh, macrame, translucent tulle, and other sheer textiles have the fashion cycle in a vice.
This spring, wear a PVC pump that is reminiscent of Cinderella's famous slipper or a crystal-clear jelly sandal to transport yourself back in time.
Knee High Boots
Good-looking boots are timeless fashion pieces. Knee-high boots, whether or not they have heels, are the perfect height for wearing with tiny skirts, midi dresses with split legs, or thin jeans.
The knee-high boot is the ideal intermediate option regardless of the color, fabric, or heel you pair it with since it is neither too low nor too tall compared to its over-the-knee version.
Time to take your heaviest shoes—and we do mean "heaviest" in the strictest sense—out of the closet. Whether you currently own a pair of these bad boys in your closet or not, we have a feeling you're going to want to start sporting this trend.
Heavy, clunky boots are marching onto our list of fashion essentials for 2023. No matter if you're a pop punk queen or a preppy princess, adding a pop of punk-inspired pizzazz to your wardrobe will probably offer it some depth and appeal. Heavy boots lend a little bit of edge to any ensemble.
It's time to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn now that the cult-classic ballerina flats are back. Compared to the traditional Mary Jane, ballet flats are more wearable.
Despite being a classic, ballerina flats are expected to be one of the most popular shoe trends in 2023. Ballet shoes have the advantage of going with any item in your closet, from cocktail dresses to yoga leggings.
Metallics are having a huge moment in formal wear, and now you can get shoes to match your glittering dress! Metallic ballerina flats, heels, and boots are claiming to be the new neutral.
A metallic touch can elevate any outfit, whether you're wearing a flowery dress, a black trench coat, or a sporty puffer. The knee-high boot trend is very popular right now, making them a great alternative to formal heels when you need one.
Your go-to accessory in 2023 will be a pair of shoes. Putting your best foot forward, the 2023 shoe trends are more audacious than ever before. In 2023, sparkles will be one of the simplest shoe styles to adopt.
From ballerina flats to ankle boots and kitten heels, crystal-embellished shoes are everywhere in 2023. From a night out in the city to your best friend's wedding, you can wear these rhinestone shoes.
The fishnet heels from Stella McCartney, the dazzling mules from Bally, and the knee-high net pumps from Chanel all caught our attention during the Spring/Summer 2023 fashion weeks.
This season, make a statement by adding woven sandals or mesh mules to your collection of footwear that are inspired by fishnet.
For a very long time, the finest shoes available were above 100mm. Now, we're witnessing a stylish comeback to heel heights in the center.
A fresh variation on the classic design, the "cool-girl" kitten heel, is seen on the runways. With a geometric flair, the redesigned, angled kitten heel is upgraded. This modernized appearance is being revived by designers and has given an enhanced, stylish, and pleasing appeal.
This simple sandal, like ballerina flats, has never truly gone out of style. These are not the hair-thin, strappy thong sandals from the 1990s that you're used to seeing.
Flip-flops made of thicker leather and, in some cases, hide covering a significant area of the foot, will be popular in the spring of 2023. Tip: When trying on the look, search for heavy hide thongs that are between minimal and maximal.
What happens when you combine the timeless sneaker shape with a useful, winter-resistant shoe? Unbelievably, you receive a super-chic hybrid style that enables you to transition seamlessly from interior bookings to outside outings.
This shoe is available in a variety of colors, so don't be afraid to go beyond the standard sneaker colors of white and black.