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You Just Can’t Walk On By These 10 Summer 2024 Shoe Trends

You Just Can’t Walk On By These 10 Summer 2024 Shoe Trends


Summer is synonymous with sunshine, sandy toes, and of course, sizzling style. But it’s also associated with cool footwear and a desire to be outside. Once the weather warms up, more events come to town, bringing with them a resurgence of show-up and show-out style games. The next thing on our list should be cool women’s summer shoes to match the upbeat energy. This can kick off with laid-back raffia slippers and escalate to strappy stilettos in response to the party-hard season.

As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, it’s time to ditch those spring boots and embrace the freedom of warm-weather footwear. These summer 2024 shoe trends offer a delightful mix of comfort, nostalgia, and a touch of poise.

Step up your season’s style game with these 10 summer shoe trends for 2024…

#1. Timeless Mary Janes

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The classic Mary Jane is back with vengeance! This schoolgirl staple has graduated from regular women’s summer shoes to becoming a fashion powerhouse. Go for chic MJs with modern embellishments like pearls and chains, and various materials like patent leather, canvas, and even metallics. Pair them with everything from flowy midi dresses to tailored shorts for a look that’s both playful and polished.

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#2. Practical clogs

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Clogs are the epitome of effortless cool. They offer a practical and breezy vibe, perfect for those scorching summer days. This season, expect to see diverse textures and colors, from subtle hues to bold and bright variations. You can also try mules in a slew of heel heights, from kitten heels for all-day wear to statement options with architectural details that ooze evening glamor.

#3. Ring sandals

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If you’re a minimalist at heart, ring sandals are the perfect summer companion. These sandals feature a single or double-toe ring and a barely-there silhouette. They offer a touch of coverage while allowing your feet to breathe. Rock them with flowy maxi dresses for a bohemian vibe or elevate your denim game by pairing them with high-waisted shorts and a cute top.

#4. Raffia and crochet

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Sustainable style takes center stage this summer with raffia heels. This natural material offers a beautiful textural element and a nod to eco-conscious fashion. Raffia heels come in a variety of styles, from wedges to sandals and pumps. They pair perfectly with summer whites and linens, adding a touch of earthy elegance to your look.

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#5. Cool loafers

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Loafers continue their reign as a versatile footwear option. This season, chunky loafers are particularly on-trend. These shoes add a touch of androgynous cool to any outfit, making them ideal for dressing up jeans or adding a refreshing edge to a summer dress.

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#6. Metallics

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Metallic footwear is a summer must-have, and for good reason–they’re prime and party-ready. Dare to shine in sleek pumps and exotic flats made from quality materials with a focus on simplicity. For a touch of personality, explore metallic options with embellished straps.

#7. Loud sneakers

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Chunky sneakers continue their trek from the court to the streets. Go hard by pairing these sneakers with an oversized suit and straw bag, or style with a midi skirt and a crop top. For a more relaxed vibe, rock them with boyfriend jeans and a graphic tee.

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#8. Strappy sandals

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This summer, expect to see various strappy sandals. We will encounter lots of delicate ankle straps, gladiator-inspired designs, and strapped kitten heels. Metallic finishes and pops of color are also on-trend. These shoes pair perfectly with everything from sundresses to jeans, making them a versatile choice.

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#9. Heavy platforms 

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Shop Gucci Horsebit GG Canvas & Leather Platform Loafers here

Platforms are back for summer and are better than ever! Gucci’s latest spring platform loafers offer a way to embrace summer styles with a boost in height, making them ideal for those who want to elongate their legs and score chunky points. Wear heavy platforms this season for a retro vibe, or opt for sleek wedges for a more sophisticated look.

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Shop Women’s Gucci Horsebit platform loafer here


#10. Beach slippers

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No summer shoe collection is complete without a trusty pair of flip-flops. This season, elevate your poolside look with designer flip-flops featuring logos, embellishments, or metallic finishes. Of course, classic rubber styles are still a great option for running errands or hitting the beach.

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