While 2020 might seem like the year you collected slippers, slippers . . . and more slippers, our stay-home style actually laid the foundation for the shoe trends we’re wearing through 2021. From looking at the runways, along with some designer favorites, it’s clear cult-favorite luxury labels like Khaite, The Row, and Bottega Veneta have reintroduced the leather flat and lug-sole boot, albeit in some exciting new shapes. Our more relaxed lifestyle jives just fine with a silhouette that’s just as comfortable.
We’re also seeing brands such as Proenza Schouler, Chloé, and Stella McCartney inspire tough boots beyond the hiking shoe. These utility designs fuse fashion and function in a really brilliant way, and also happen to look great complemented by tube socks. Aside from that, prep fans will be excited that the loafer is back in 2021, and neutral-toned colorways are providing us with a palette for all seasons. Ahead, browse through eight shoe trends that are big in 2021, or jump ahead to the section you know you’re most eager to shop.