Nov 30, 2017 Trends

Next Season's Biggest Shoe Trends Are Impractical—But We Want Them Anyway

by Lara Burnell

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There's something about glamorous shoes that makes us women go wild. Maybe it's the design, or maybe it's their expensive price tag that somehow lures us in? Either way, we have a thing for what we put on our feet every day that there's no denying—we all have a weakness.

Today, we’ve been thinking about the impractical summer shoe trends that we just can't shake. And no, they're not the ‘ugly’ sock boots or the ballet flat sneakers we’ve seen roaming Instagram in recent months. We’re talking shoe trends that are a bit more glamorous: perspex, fur detailing, satin and feather shoes. In other words, the bougie type. The shoes you dream of strutting into a party in. Yep, it's officially a thing (for better or for worse). 

Especially at this party time of year when socialising is at its peak, we’re skipping the comfortable sneakers and buying these impractical, yet breathtaking shoes instead.

Keep scrolling to shop the trends.


The '90s is the fashion decade that keeps on giving. Also known as lucite, the naked perspex shoes are fun and ornamental. Thanks to Yeezy, this trend is going nowhere fast. 

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Paris Oxford Lucite Heel ( $711 ) ($497)

Luxurious satin and a block perspex heel? Maryam Nassir Zadeh always gets it right. 

Nasty Gal Open Toe Anything Glitter Heel ( $68 ) ($34)

The naked trend is seriously flattering with an LBD. 

You probably hated the trend at first but admit it now, fur-detailing shoes are kind of the best trend that ever circulated 2017. 

Valentino Fur-Trimmed 95mm Sandals ($1860)

You know you want to... 

Avec Modération Kitzbuhel Faux-Fur Slides ( $384 ) ($230)

Pair these with your silk robe and call it a day. 

Pretty satin is here to stay—you can party in these shoes for hours. 

Mango Satined Ankle-Cuff Sandals ($80)

Pair these red babies with everything in your party wardrobe.

Ivy Park Satin Logo Sliders by Ivy Park ($53)

Pool slides have had a serious makeover. 

Prada Feather-Trimmed Satin Slippers ( $880 ) ($616)

Carrie Bradshaw would have loved these Prada slippers. 

Topshop Feather Sandals ($75)

If these don't make you want to go dancing, we don't know what will. 

Shop more shoes for summer:

Nelson Made Mich Slide Multi ($179)

Ancient Greek Sandals Taygete Bow ($234)

Topshop Mid Heel Pointed Court Shoes ($69)

ATP Atelier Carmen ($419)

Opening image: Collage Vintage