Spring has sprung and summer’s almost here so it’s time to kick off your heavy winter boots and embrace some lighter footwear styles.
The great news is, the three biggest shoe trends this spring/summer are comfortable while still being stylish, and they’ll be sure to take you from work to weekends.
So, take your pick (or nab all three) to keep your fashion on point and in style.
Casual kicks are in no danger of going out of style this year with the spring/summer 2017 fashion catwalks featuring an array of athleisure-wear from canvas sneakers to sci-fi-esque velcro types and glittery high-tops.
From a simple pair of white sneakers (perfect for pairing with capri pants and skirts) to a darker pair to team with a dress, there’s talk sneakers have replaced high heels as a symbol of high-end style.
While sneakers do keep it casual, a splash of colour or a pair of metallic low-cut laceups can take you from day to night.
Possibly summer’s biggest shoe trend is the slide sandal.
With high-end labels like Gucci and Givenchy embracing the trend, more affordable versions are available from high street brands.
Easy to slip on, the greatest thing about slides is that they can take you from yoga to cafe to bar, provided you buy the right pair.
Nab slides with a slight platform if you want to keep it high style. Pedicure mandatory.
Continuing with the comfortable theme for shoes this year, mules are making a massive comeback.
And while the simple style is more sophisticated than sneakers and slides, they’re still a welcome relief from a high, thin heel.
Take your pick from a lower, simpler mule to a higher pair with a chunky wooden heel.
You can even buy flat mules which, if you choose a stylish fabric for the overlay and keep the toe closed, can look quite smart.
The comfort factor with mules is high thanks to the lack of a back strap. Say goodbye to blisters and hello to comfort with a dash of style.