The Biggest Shoe Trends for Spring 2022

Put your best foot forward.

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Sure, there were gladiator sandals, carved-out heels, 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, and classic staples—like ballet flats— 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 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.

1. Mad for Mary Janes

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

From left: Chanel, Christian Dior

5. Life Aquatic

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

From left: The Row, Nina Ricci

9. On Cloud Nine

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Comfort still reigns king with a bevy of faux fur-infused footwear that are the ideal compromise between shoes and slippers.

From left: Altuzarra, Fendi

13. Night at The Ballet

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

From left: The Row, Tory Burch

17. Good Sport

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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.

From left: Proenza Schouler, Chloé

Sara Holzman
Sara Holzman

Sara Holzman is the Fashion Editor 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.