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Ballerinas, loafers, clogs & Co .: These are the hottest (and most surprising) shoe trends for spring and summer 2021

Trend 1: ballerinas

The most surprising fashion comeback of the 2021 season? Definitely that of the ballerinas. For a long time the flat shoe to slip on had been forgotten, was more “basic” than “trendy”. That will change in spring / summer 2021 - there will then be an abundance of ballerinas, from girly to minimalist.

Seen at: Cecilie Bahnsen, Proenza Schouler, Celine, Christian Dior, Marni, Max Mara, Rag & Bone, Sandy Liang, Self-Portrait, Simone Rocha, Marina Moscone, Khaite

Trend 2: Toes in focus

Minimalist strappy sandals, also known as "naked sandals", were already a big fashion theme last summer and will hold up in 2021 - albeit with a new twist: the toes come even more into focus and thanks to toe rings or separators they become absolute eye-catchers. Many designers also came up with a styling idea for cooler weather: thin socks.

Seen at: Acne Studios, Baum & Pferdgarten, Khaite, Sportmax, JW Anderson, The Row, Givenchy, Christopher Esber, Ellery, Kim Shui

Trend 3: Shoes with a square toe cap

First pointed, then round and now angular again: The toe caps 2021 show clear edges again in fashion. Corresponding shoes - especially pumps and sandals - could be scoffed at in the collections of well-known designers and young hype labels.

Seen at: Bevza, Self-Portrait, Kim Shui, Claudia Li, Dion Lee, Emilia Wickstead, Galvan, Khaite, Peter Do, Sportmax, Tibi

Trend 4: hotel slippers and plush slippers

"Hey you Schluffi!" is definitely not an insult in the summer of 2021, but describes THE shoe trend of the season: slippers and slides that look as if they were taken with you either from the last hotel visit or the flying visit to the grandparents. We say: You can hardly transfer the stay-at-home chic more consistently to the hot season. Incidentally, the slides are styled with everything - whether sweatsuit or dress.

Seen at: Balenciaga, Coach, Molly Goddard, Rosetta Getty, Simon Miller, Gabriela Hearst, Roger Vivier, Celine, Giambattista Valli, Jil Sander, Marni, Michael Kors Collection

Trend 5: clogs

Clogs are back! The shoe trend that already emerged in autumn and winter 2020 can no longer be completely ignored. While fashion brands like Hermès, Rag & Bone and designers like JW Anderson and Mara Hoffman are sending flat models of the mules into the race, Simon Miller and Molly Goddard showed high versions in platform style.

Seen at: Hermès, Molly Goddard, Bally, Eckhaus Latta, JW Anderson, Mara Hoffman, Rag & Bone, Simon Miller, Stella McCartney

Trend 6: trekking sandals

Teva and Birkenstock deliver the original, designer labels such as Coach, Jason Wu or Boss will show their interpretation of the trekking sandal shoe trend in spring / summer 2021. Who would have thought a few years ago that the cliché German tourist style would one day be totally hip ?! And yes: you also wear socks with them.

Seen at: Boss, Coach, Jason Wu, Mara Hoffman, Michael Kors Collection, Anna Sui, Deveaux

Trend 7: Flip-Flops 2.0

Not only trekking sandals are totally in fashion - flip-flops are (again) one of the hottest shoe trends for the summer. However, the designer labels give the sandals an elegant twist and in spring and summer mainly present leather versions with heels or padded soles or straps.

Seen at: Acne Studios, Roger Vivier, Stella McCartney, Dsquared2, Kwaidan Editions, Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Trend 8: riding boots

Yeah The riding boot, which was so popular in winter 2020, will remain with us in spring and summer 2021 and is now combined with shorts, skirts, dresses or leggings.

Seen at: Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Peter Do, Fashion East, Koché, Jil Sander

Trend 9: baby and kitten heels

Not really high, but also not completely flat: Kitten and baby heels are the perfect shoes for the undecided and an extremely ladylike alternative to flats. Chanel showed sandal models with heel straps, Prada pointed kitten heels made of plastic and Tod’s mules with transparent acrylic heels.

Seen at: Chanel, Prada, Valentino, Versace, Jil Sander, Miu Miu, Nanushka, Tod’s

Trend 10: Platforms and Flatforms

Platform shoes are back - especially in the form of flatforms, models with a continuous sole of the same height. In New York, Ulla Johnson showed sandals with wide wooden soles, Tod’s presented flat forms in a snake patchwork look and Versace models with chain details.

Seen at: Erdem, Gabriela Hearst, Versace, Casadei, Altuzarra, Ulla Johnson, Tod’s, Simone Rocha, Koché, Simon Miller, Flying Solo, Dries van Noten, Fendi, Givenchy, Jacquemus, Marni

Trend 11: shoes with lace-up details

Not wrapped around crookedly: Shoes - especially sandals - with thin or thick laces are once again one of the most important shoe trends of the season this summer. Chloé, for example, showed sandals with block heels, Christian Dior minimalist thong sandals with lace and Ports 1961 models that wrap up to the knees. A special eye-catcher comes from Tod’s: The Italians showed a hybrid of lace-up sandals and sneakers.

Seen at: Louis Vuitton, Marni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Miu Miu, Chloé, Christian Dior, Dion Lee, Dsquared2, Etro, Galvan, Giambattista Valli, Isabel Marant, Jacquemus, JW Anderson, Kenneth Ize, Kim Shui, Ports 1961, Tod’s

Trend 12: shoes with elegant ankle straps

Not only lacing and wrap details are important in the summer season 2021, high heels (sandals and pumps) with elegant ankle straps also play an important role again. Michael Kors Collection, for example, featured ankle-strap sandals with a braided design in natural tones, Loewe showed two-tone pumps and Kenneth Ize showed minimalist models in bold colors.

Seen at: Michael Kors Collection, Nina Ricci, Jacquemus, Dries Van Noten, Loewe, Ports 1961, Max Mara, Adeam, Boss, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, JW Anderson, Kenneth Ize, Khaite, Koché, Lanvin

Trend 13: loafers

“Chunky Loafers”, i.e. loafers with extra thick soles and a chunky appearance, were already hyped in winter 2020. In the summer of 2021, the masculine shoe will again be a little more graceful and elegant in appearance.

Seen at: Chanel, Loewe, Ellery, Mara Hoffman, Rag & Bone, Roksanda, Tommy Hilfiger, Y / Project