The Biggest Shoe Trends for Spring 2022

Put your best foot forward.

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Sure, there were gladiator sandals (opens in new tab), carved-out heels (opens in new tab), and sky-high stilettos on the runways—but for spring 2022, we're all about giving our feet some much needed TLC. Practical heel widths, sensible heel heights (opens in new tab), and classic staples—like ballet flats (opens in new tab)— are what we're most excited about for the season. But don't worry, you can still play dress-up with Mary-Janes à la Chanel (opens in new tab) and cozy fur-lined slides as seen on the catwalk at Altuzarra. Ahead, start shopping the spring 2022 shoe trends that will get the most playtime in your closet.

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The retro Mary Jane silhouette is making its mark this spring in quintessential patent leathers with heel heights for everyone.

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Chanel, Christian Dior

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Life Aquatic

Designers are looking to the sea for their spring shoe inspiration. With an uncanny resemblance to aqua socks, these slip-on shoes (opens in new tab) are comfy and versatile for land wear.

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The Row, Nina Ricci

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On Cloud Nine

Comfort still reigns king with a bevy of faux fur-infused footwear that are the ideal compromise between shoes and slippers (opens in new tab).

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Altuzarra, Fendi

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Night at The Ballet

For spring, ballet flats get the grown-up treatment in satins and shearlings with feminine details like lace-up straps.

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The Row, Tory Burch

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Good Sport

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Proenza Schouler, Chloé

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Chunky soles and athletic-leaning touches like velcro straps, neoprene fabrics, and cut-out designs make these sandals an ultra-cool addition to your wardrobe.

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.