24 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Finds That Embrace Fashion’s Favorite Summer Shoe Trends

Ballet flats, kitten heels, and platform sandals will be the season's most coveted shoes.

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Shopping enthusiasts, listen up. The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is in full swing, which means that from now until Sunday, June 2, you can save up to 50 percent on thousands of summer fashion pieces, from elevated summer basics to vacation essentials. While refreshing my warm-weather wardrobe, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to peruse the virtual sale section and discovered that Nordstrom’s footwear category is filled with the latest summer shoe trendsballet flats, kitten heels, and platform sandals.

All three of these styles have made quite a splash recently. Dainty ballet flats ruled Sandy Liang, Simone Rocha, and Phillip Lim's Spring 2024 runways. Designer labels like Prada, Gucci, and Valentino showcased a range of ladylike kitten heels. Meanwhile, sky-high platforms entered the chat during the Fall 2024 Fashion Week circuit through brands like Isabel Marant, Loewe, and Victoria Beckham.

Bottom line: There's no sign of these shoe trends fizzling out during the warmer months ahead. My advice to you? Shop them now before they sell out. Keep scrolling, and you'll find a curated list of the top shoe trends heating up for summer.

Shop Ballet Flats From Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale

Shop Kitten Heels From Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale

Shop Platform Sandals From Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale

Lauren Tappan
Fashion Editor

Lauren is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, where she writes trend reports, shopping pieces, and celebrity news stories. Prior to Marie Claire, Lauren worked for Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE as a freelance editor with a specific focus on seasonal styles and coveted products. She also worked for Town & Country, where she developed a robust portfolio of fashion roundups and designer profiles.

Lauren graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in journalism. While attending Penn, Lauren contributed to the university's fashion magazine, The Walk, while also interning for Philadelphia Style Magazine and EveryStylishGirl.

When she’s not exploring the world of fashion, you can find Lauren sharpening her skills as DJ, discovering new restaurants in New York City (she’s a foodie), and spending quality time with friends and family. Follow her along at @laurenktappan.