Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right pair of shoes, and she will conquer the world.”The right kind of footwear improves comfort, reduces the risk of injury, and gives anyone that extra boost of confidence needed in tackling challenges throughout the day.You, too, can enjoy these benefits by upgrading your shoe collection. Tuck away last season’s haul, and take your pick from this list of emerging shoe trends for 2017.
With the right mix of stability and sass, platform shoes are one of the top favoritesfor this summer. Design houses like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Gucci, and Dolce and Gabbana have taken the platform trend up a notch by adding more volume and height to their shoes.The runway also saw platforms designed with glitter, rainbow straps, sparkles, and bolder prints than last year.
Platform shoes have always been favored by women from all walks of life for the comfort and unique style it brings. There are different styles of platform shoes to choose from that will suit your daily needs.—from sporty and formal to something just casual for a night out with the girls.
This year, thigh-high boots have become sexier and more body-contoured. Gucci, Marc Jacobs, and Balenciaga’s skin-like boots come in either in spandex or patent-leather variants that really command the attention of onlookers.
Summer is the time for letting your feet breathe, but it doesn’t have to mean wearing flip-flops on your way to work or to the grocery store. Stay stylish and comfy with fantasy sliders from Tory Burch, Prada,orLanvin. With summer fast approaching, most of the styles are centered on sequins and floral designs.
Who says you can’t be cute and sexy at the same time? Kitten heels are known to add a bit of height without burdeningthe feet with extra weight.An old-time favorite, these little darlings have beenrevamped and given an edgier and more modern look by Gucci, Dior, Celine, and MiuMiu.
In line with the season’s trend of valuing comfort without sacrificing style, the runway also saw the rise of Moroccan slippers. Also known as Babouche slippers, thesefootwear areperfect for getting your daily chores done while still evoking a chic and mature aura. These pieces are designed in color blocks, with whites, gray, and black hues making up the dominant color palette.
Modern Geta Sandals
The geta—Japan’s most iconic traditional shoes—have gotten a major makeover this year.Gucci, Prada, and Versace have allcreatedtheir ownrenditionsof thisbeloved Japanese classic.
This year’s shoe trends also include socks being worn with sandals, kitten heels, and boots. There is also a special category for “sock boots”—shoes that have a sock-like extension attached to them. It may seem weird for some, but with sizzling hot designs from Fendias well asDolce and Gabbana, you can never go wrong with these boots.
Footwear for the Future
To match the wide array of innovative designs on the catwalk, several design houses have also channeled their inner geeks and went full on space-age with this season’s designs.Chanel came out with a Star Wars inspired creation, while Maison came up with a futuristic gladiator-like footwear.
Choosing the right kind of footwear can be daunting especially, when you’re presented with an array of choices. It’s important to find the right fit and choose the style that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Whether you choose to strut in sock boots, walk high in platformsor go low-key and laidback with fancy sliders or Moroccan slippers, 2017’s trends have something for every woman’s fantasy and needs.