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Your Ultimate Guide to This Season’s Most Wearable Shoes

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Last Updated on June 7, 2022

At risk of sounding like Carrie Bradshaw, at the start of a new season I sometimes find myself wondering how there can be any new or original shoe trends.

Boots, heels, sandals – how many different variations can there really be?

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A lot, it turns out. While some of this season’s footwear trends may look a little familiar, the change in season brings with it plenty of refreshing styles to sink your teeth into.

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Sure, you might have seen some of them in previous decades, but these have a modern edge.

Platforms aren’t like they were back in the 90s; these are feminine, extravagant and sky high.

Comfy shoes are no longer boring; these are colourful, unique and original.

Can you tell I’m in love with them all already? I have a funny feeling you will be too.

So let’s delve into the biggest footwear trends for SS22 and where you can shop them now.

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Ballet Flats

Believe it or not, ballet flats have actually been trending for some time.

This season though they’re coming back with a bang. Embrace the comfort of a flat shoe but ensure they have modern details, like square toes, ruching and texture.

Ruched Square-Toe Chunky Chain-Link Ballerinas, Mustard, hi-res

Ruched Square-Toe Chunky Chain-Link Ballerinas, £55, Charles & Keith – buy now

Scrunched Leather Ballerinas Arket

Scrunched Leather Ballerinas, £135, Arket – buy now

Bow leather ballerina Mango

Bow leather ballerina, £35.99, Mango – buy now


When it comes to footwear this season, it really is the bigger, the better thanks to Versace, Molly Goddard and more.

While they might seem completely unwearable, you’ll be surprised at how comfy they are.


High-Heel Leather Platform Loafers, £59.99, Zara – buy now

Bulla Babies patent-leather Mary Jane pumps Nodaleto

Bulla Babies Patent-leather Mary Jane Pumps, £595, Nodaleto – buy now

Croc Mary Jane Shoe Warehouse

Croc Mary Jane Shoe, now £55.30, Warehouse – buy now

Roberto Festa
Nicla square-toe pumps

Nicla square-toe pumps, now £187, Roberto Festa – buy now

Glitzy Shoes

More is more as far as I’m concerned, so I’m loving how extra the shoes for spring are.

Amina Muaddi and Mach & Mach’s shoes have sent a huge trend for glitzy details, with bows, crystals and bling galore.

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110 fuchsia crystal-embellished satin pumps Mach & Mach

110 fuchsia crystal-embellished satin pumps, £950, Mach & Mach – buy now


Mid-heel shoes, £99.99, Zara – buy now


Pierra, £139, Kurt Geiger London – buy now

Power Pumps

YSL’s Vesper shoes are set to become one of the year’s most iconic styles.

Look out for pointed toes, slingback styles and added embellishment if you want to get the look.

High-heel Sandals With Rhinestones Stradivarius

High-heel Sandals With Rhinestones, £39.99, Stradivarius – buy now

Cube - Black White
Dune London Open Court Shoes

Cube court shoes, £85, Dune London – buy now

Saint Laurent
metallic-toe slingback pumps

Metallic-toe slingback pumps, £843, Saint Laurent – buy now

Walking on a Cloud

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Perhaps our favourite trend of the season, shoes have had a comfortable update.

We’re not just talking slippers. Think moon boots, fuzzy shoes and anything quilted.


Faux Shearling Flat Sandals, £69.99, Zara – buy now

terry-cloth chunky slingback sandals

Terry-cloth chunky slingback sandals, £666, Prada – buy now

terry-cloth double-strap sandals

Terry-cloth double-strap sandals, £325, Ilo Smeraldo – buy now


Pretty much every designer under the sun has released their own iteration of the loafer this season, so that should tell you something.

A tougher flat than the aforementioned ballet, the loafer is IMHO much easier to style.

Monolith platform loafers

Monolith platform loafers, £882, Prada – buy now

Chain Embellished Leather Loafers, £100, & Other Stories – buy now

Chunky loafers - Black - Ladies | H&M GB

Chunky Loafers, £24.99, H&M – buy now

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