From strappy sandals to the revival of “barely there” heels, we give you a run down on five of the best shoe trends at S/S ’20.
1. Strappy Sandals
Photos: Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sportmax
While the sandals at Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta featured a sleek and sharp heel, those at Salvatore Ferragamo and Sportmax had a chunky block heel that’s definitely comfortable for walking.
2. Mary Janes
Photos: Prada, Showbit/Maison Margiela, Showbit/Bora Aksu
First introduced in the early 20th Century for children, Mary Janes have evolved into ladylike and proper footwear for adults. This season sees a resurgence of this style in bright colours, so it doesn’t feel like you’re going to school.
3. ’90s barely-there heels
Photos: Showbit/Helmut Lang, Showbit/Jacquemus, Versace
The naked heel sees a reappearance this Spring. It may look similar to strappy sandals, but the stark difference between the barely-there heels to its sandal counterpart is the lack of excessive straps.
Both Helmut Lang and Versace opted for the safe but sexy black, while Jacquemus injected a splash of summer zest with punchy orange.
Photos: Showbit/Tibi, Kate Spade, Fendi
Here’s a little background on flatforms, in case you didn’t know what they are: it has the same elevated sole of a platform shoe, but is essentially flat from toe to heel. In layman terms, it means all day comfort.
While Tibi went with something that played with curves and lines elegantly, the flatforms at Kate Spade New York and Fendi were bold and fun – definitely suitable for the weekends.
5. Raffia Sandals
Photos: Showbit/JW Anderson, Valentino, Dior
We dare say that a pair of raffia sandals is the quintessential shoe for summer, much like how a straw purse is for the bag category.
The S/S ’20 runways saw an abundance of woven sandals. JW Anderson added the multi-coloured ropes to elicit nautical fisherman vibes, while Valentino went with full alabaster and Dior left it organic with a flattering nude tone.