Step into Style with These 10 Shoe Trends for Summer 2024

Summer Shoe Trends

Ready to kick off your summer in style? As the temperature rises and the days grow longer, it’s time to step into the hottest shoe trends of 2024! From sleek kitten heels to retro sneakers, this season has an exciting range of footwear options that combine comfort and style effortlessly. Let’s dive into the must-have summer shoe trends that will elevate your outfits this summer…

Interested in the best 2024 fashion trends? Find our favorites here.

FENDI brown pointed toe ballet flats

#1) Mesh, Fishnet & Sheer

Not only is this a fresh trend for summer, but it’s also functional! Summer means hotter temps…and nobody likes hot, stuffy shoes that don’t let your feet breathe. So, this trend is perfect for the season. We’re seeing everything from fishnet flats to mesh slingbacks and more. These airy materials keep your feet cool on scorching summer days and add a touch of edginess to your looks. We also love that these add a fun, textural difference to your outfit that’s unexpected.

Kitten Heels

#2) Kitten Heels

Many of you will be happy to know that you can say goodbye to sky-high heels and embrace kitten and micro heels. Don’t worry, you can definitely still wear your high heels if you love them, but kitten heels are making a major comeback this summer. They’re comfortable, sophisticated and so sleek. Plus, you can wear them with everything from dresses and skirts to denim for a chic, elevated look. If you work in an office, you should definitely add a pair of kitten heels to your workwear rotation!

How to wear loafers

#3) Flats Galore

If you’re not a fan of kitten heels, that’s okay…regular flats are also on-trend this summer! We’re seeing loafers, ballet flats, Mary Janes, flat mules, flat slingbacks, flat sandals, and more. Ballet flats are easily the most popular, on-trend flats at the moment, but you should wear whatever style gets you the most excited about this trend. We’re seeing flats with tons of modern details like buckles, different materials, multiple straps, different toe shapes, embellishments, and more.

Slingbacks Summer Shoe Trends

#4) Slingbacks

Slingbacks have always been a timeless shoe silhouette, but after being off the fashion scene for a while, they’re making a major comeback this year. They’re everywhere! We love that slingbacks grip your heels better and make them more comfortable and easier to walk in than traditional heels. The more formal closed-toe front combined with the breezy open-back design make these the perfect combination of casual and dressy so you can wear them for pretty much anything! Add a pair of slingback sandals or heels to your wardrobe for a sleek, sophisticated way to elevate your looks this summer.

Retro Sneakers Summer Shoe Trends

#5) Retro Sneakers

Chunky dad sneakers were all the rage the past few years. But now we’re seeing a shift to more streamlined sneakers with slimmer profiles. This summer, channel nostalgic vibes with retro-inspired sneakers that mix old and new. Sneakers with bold colors and funky patterns are “in” so if you like this playful, casual look, now’s your time to add a pair of cool sneaks to your wardrobe. One of the most popular sneakers right now is the Adidas Sambas in any of the colorways they come in. We love the traditional white/black but adding a pop of color to your summer looks would be fun.

Platform sandals Summer Shoe Trends

#6) Platforms & Flatforms

Elevate (pun intended) your summer outfit with a pair of platforms or flatforms. Traditional platforms are on-trend every year and we love that they add height, reduce the pitch of your foot, and are easier to walk in than traditional heels. We love platforms for dressing up an outfit but flatforms are a great option if you want to add style but still feel and look casual. You can wear your platforms and flatforms with everything from denim to dresses this summer.

Mules shoes

#7) Mules

Next up…mules! We’re seeing a lot of pointed-toe, heeled mules for the summer but there are so many options out there that you should be able to find a pair that works for your wardrobe and lifestyle. We love how sleek, chic, and modern mules can be styled with denim, pants, dresses, and skirts.

Minimalist Silhouettes Spring & Summer Shoes

#8) Minimalist Silhouettes

There are SO many shoe trends that often get mixed with other shoe trends…like kitten heel slingbacks in with a fishnet toe. If you like that maximalist style, go for it! But if not…you’re in luck because minimalist silhouettes are also very on-trend this season. Think simple thong sandals or one-strap flats. These sandals will pair easily with your casual summer looks like sundresses and shorts.

marc fisher woven platform heel

#9) Shoe Material Trends

When it comes to shoe materials, mesh and fishnet are definitely the most popular. But really anything goes! Experiment with different textures and materials like denim, snakeskin, patent leather, satin, and raffia. From casual raffia slides to glamorous satin pumps, these shoe material trends add depth and visual interest to your summer shoe collection.

Summer Shoe Trends

#10) Shoe Color Trends

Make a bold statement with this summer’s shoe color trends, including vibrant hues like red, oxblood, metallics, and bright white. Whether you opt for a pop of color or embrace head-to-toe monochrome, these color trends add a playful and stylish touch to your summer footwear.

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