The Best 2024 Shoe Trends

Spring/Summer 2024 firmly put warm-weather shoe trends at the top of our minds again.

Just as we started packing up our strappy summer sandals in storage, Spring/Summer 2024 New York Fashion Week firmly put warm-weather shoe trends at the top of our minds again. While fall shoes tend towards moody colors and vampy silhouettes, spring and summer styles tend to be more playful. This year’s collections are no exception: Bright colors, open-toed styles, and delicate flats were front and center on the NFYW runways.

On the runways, most footwear-focused designers made very clear declarations on the shoes that will dominate next year (ballet flats are back; that pointy-toe pump trend from fall ’23 might not stick). At Proenza Schouler, Tory Burch, 3.1 Phillip Lim and more, comfortable flats were the priority, while others focused on the ubiquitous but often more elusive perfect sandal.

Staying ahead is essential in today’s fast-paced fashion industry, and with our insights, you can smoothly incorporate these trends into your collection before they become popular. Whether you’re a trendsetter or someone who enjoys being up to date on the newest fashion tendencies, our handpicked collection of must-have shoes will guarantee that you go out in style. From runway to reality, let’s look at the intriguing shoe styles that are sure to create headlines in 2024, allowing you to complete your appearance from head to toe with confidence and style.


Move over chunky dad sneakers; school shoes are the new addition to consider. From derby shoes to oxfords and chunky Mary Janes, this slightly preppy trend was spotted at Loewe, Victoria Beckham, and Bottega Veneta. It’s a casual way to finish off your outfits without resorting to streetwear or athleisure styles.

Loewe SS’24 runway show.


If you’re looking for a more sensible heeled option without compromising on style, kitten heels are a major trend for 2024. They were seen at Dior, Erdem, and Valentino, and can be worn as boots, pumps, or sandals. Pair them with baggy jeans, trousers, minidresses, or miniskirts to add a chic touch to your ensembles.

Valentino SS’24 runway show.


These slouchy boots are not like the boho boots of the past. They are the fun-loving descendants who prefer parties over pilates. Y/Project showcased adjustable denim booties, while Zomer, All-In, and Dion Lee showcased wipe-clean booties and ultra-wide booties with elastic cords for a cinched-in look. Victoria Beckham, Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, and Knwls featured more conservative examples of this trend. This trend adds playful and relaxed vibes to your outfits with sagging fabric that pools and droops around the ankles.

Victoria Beckham SS’24 runway show.


Metallic shoes continue to dominate the shoe scene in 2024. They make a statement but can be paired with any outfit. Simone Rocha, Alexander McQueen, and Acne Studios showcased shiny footwear, highlighting the versatility of this trend.

Valentino SS’24 runway show.


A small buckle detail can add a unique and interesting touch to any shoe. This trend was spotted at brands like Y/Project and Dion Lee. The popularity of Miu Miu heels, worn by Emily Ratajkowski and Kendall Jenner, speaks to the appeal of this trend. Adding buckle details to your footwear rotation in 2024 is highly recommended.

Acne Studios SS’24 runway show.


Dressier shoes with ultra-pointy toes are making a comeback. Ferragamo, Diesel, and Blumarine featured this trend on their runways. Contrasting with the chunkier shoe styles, these pointed-toe shoes offer a sleek and sophisticated option.

Diesel SS’24 runway show.