The big shoe trends of Summer 2015 are as diverse as they are contradictory. Flats juggle for our attention with block heels while those ever-awkward looking flatforms (groan! – they’re still around) have a face-off with sleek power stilettos.
The good news is that we’ve seen many of these trends before. They just passed through the fashion time machine and have re-emerged to tempt us all over again.
So, because we believe in being savvy and discerning shoe shoppers and buying only what we need to – it saves both our hard-earned bucks, and the environment, here’s our run-down of what shoes to buy, keep, or stash for 2015. Hey, you don’t have to stash them if you’re no longer feeling the love for them, declutter your closet and find out where to sell or swap those shoes here.
Weaving was the big new fashion story on the catwalks. The intricate weaving adds sleek interest without fuss on big feet.
Click get yours: Toms Correa Sandal – Available up to size 12
Disco fever returns bigger and higher than ever. The combination of huge platforms and a chunky heel can add mass to already large feet.
Click to get yours: Prada Single Strap Sandals – Available up to size 11.5
Think modern cowboy with wooden boot heels and soles, and pointy toes rather than full on cowboy boots.
Click to get yours: Aquatalia by Marvin K. Faelyn Western Boot – Available up to size 11
Show ‘em who’s boss in the ultimate shoe symbol of feminine attitude. As long as they have a stiletto attached, anything goes.
Click to get yours: Jessica Simpson Brynn Pumps – Available up to size 12
Dressed up Flats
Pointed, slim-line and more delicate. On the plus side these can easily be dressed up for evening, on the other hand, women with wide feet might struggle with the narrowness of the shoe.
Click to get yours: Nicholas Kirkwood Pointed Toe Flats – Available up to size 12
Sigh again. At least they’re comfortable, and there are some nice looking pairs out there if you search long enough…which we always do. We think that these moderate nude toned flatforms from Diane Von Furstenburg are actually quite pretty.
Click to get yours: Diane Von Furstenburg Susie Sandal – Available up to size 11
Chunky Block Heels
Keep them low or take them sky-high, the choice is yours this season. These are the easiest high heel to wear if the the thought of wobbling around on stiletto heels just doesn’t do it for you.
Click to get yours: Shoesissima Asta Mid-heel – Available up to size 14
Mules continue to be popular again this season. They are like the ultimate status shoe, more suited to lounging around with a gin cocktail in hand than navigating busy city streets. We know which we prefer.
Click to get yours: J. Crew Marlow Mules – Available up to size 12
Laced up sandals
Gladiator style shoes are back baby, and this time they are slightly more flattering with thinner straps and laces.
Click to get yours: Ivanka Trump Mackley Laced Booties – Available up to size 11
A big shoe favorite for making big feet appear smaller, and a pop of color is always fun and adds visual interest.
Click to get yours: Tory Burch Color Block Wooden Wedge – Available up to size 11
Things have calmed down somewhat after the espadrille fever of last summer, however in our book espadrilles are always in style for their casual cool vacay vibe. So we say keep these close.
Birkenstocks and shower slippers
Thankfully, the fuss about these have died down, and they’ve been relegated back to where they belong, and we can’t even pretend to be sorry.
Which of the big shoe trends of Summer 2015 are you most looking forward to?