Hottest Summer Shoe Trends 2023

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to get ready for the hottest shoe trends of 2023. This year’s summer shoe trends, which range from sandals to trainers, are all about comfort, adaptability, and boldness. There is a shoe type for any event, whether you’re going to the beach, a summer wedding, or just taking a stroll in the park.

The trendiest summer shoe trends for 2023 are listed here, along with our top styling tips:

Platform Sandals

This summer, platform sandals are returning, and they’re larger and bolder than ever with celebs such as Kendall Jenner and Lady Gaga sporting the platform look. The straps give every ensemble a touch of elegance, while the platform sole adds height but keeps a sense of comfort compared to stilettos! Platform sandals this season are popular in a variety of materials including leather, velvet, and suede, and their colours should reflect the richness of the summer season including soft pastels and vibrant neons. Wear your platform shoes with a flowing maxi dress or a pair of high-waisted shorts and a floaty shirt for a more relaxed look.

Ballet Flats

Ballet flat shoes that were popular in the 00s are also making an unexpected comeback this season. These flat and dainty shoes are perfect for the warmer weather and have been seen paired with several dresses on the spring-summer runways but our favourite pairing this season is with floaty floral summer dresses for a sweet and flirty look. Choose neutral-toned ballet flats in colours such as white as these can pair well with a number of different outfits making them a versatile option that is much loved by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.


Sneakers are no longer only worn for lazing around the house or at the gym. They’re a terrific option for the summer of 2023 and have evolved into a fashion statement in and of themselves – loved by celebrities such as Kylie Jenner and Taylor Swift. There are many different styles of trainers, including high-tops, chunky sneakers and classic white designs. Additionally, they come in a variety of colours and materials, including leather, canvas, and mesh. What is extremely popular for the summer of 2023 is a vintage style of shoe – throwing back to the colour-blocking of the 80s or chunkier designs of the 90s. To pull off this look, wear your trainers with a jumpsuit, midi skirt or fitted shorts and a baggy t-shirt.

Strappy Sandals

No summer shoe list is complete without strappy sandals – a versatile option that keeps your feet cool in the hot summer weather. Strappy sandals come in a number of different designs, from flat sandals to wedge sandals for added height. Slip-on minimalist sandals are popular on the runway, as well as fancier metallic options. A great pair of strappy sandals work perfectly with wide-leg linen trousers or a floaty floral summer dress. Fringe is a detail that we are seeing on the runways this season, so sandals with fringe detail would be a great choice for 2023.

The Take Away

Shoes are investment pieces that can be kept and worn for years to come, therefore, it is important to make the right choices when going summer shoe shopping to make sure your choices will stand the test of time. Choose styles that are never out of style such as sandals and sneakers that you can also mix and match with any outfit – think of using nude shades or natural materials such as leather or canvas. Your shoes are a great way of dressing up or dressing down an outfit meaning that you ca. turn a summer dress from day to night, simply by switching up your shoes and adding some accessories. The key message from the catwalks in 2023 is that summer shoes should be stylish but shouldn’t compromise on comfort – after all, we want to enjoy our summer!

FAQs – Summer Shoes

Are platform sandals comfortable?

Yes, platform sandals can be very comfortable, especially compared to stiletto heels where your weight is on a smaller surface area. Many platform shoes now come with cushioned soles for added comfort, but if you are worried, have a pair of ballet flats on hand to change into if you need to!

What colours are hot for this summer season?

Summer is the season that is packed full of colour, so we love to reflect that in our clothing choices during the summer season. Popular shades that have been seen on the runways this year include:

  • Cobalt Blue
  • Lime Green
  • Fuchsia Pink
  • Lilac
  • Neon Yellow

Statement shoes in a certain colour are perfect for an occasion. However, because you want to wear most shoes with a number of outfits, you may want to make your shoe choices in more neutral tones such as:

  • Beige
  • Nude
  • White

What style of shoes are best for summer?

Summer is when we experience the warmer weather, so choose styles that let your feet breathe a little. Styles such as flat sandals or platform open-toed wedges are a great choice for the summer season.


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