The Biggest Summer 2022 Shoe Trends, Straight From the Runway

Designers are offering way more than just sandals.

Summer 2022 Shoe Trends from Versace Runway
(Image credit: Chloe, Versace, Erdem)

As we dive into the fashion trends of summer 2022, we must also pay tribute to the shoes that walked the runways. There are far more footwear options this season than in summers past, many catering to those anxious to see and be seen in them (Versace platforms, we're looking at you!). For those who prefer an easy-going summer shoe, rest assured there are still functional and comfortable options, like fisherman sandals from Max Mara and slide sandals from Chloé. Our favorite picks work just as well for the pool as they do on the bustling city streets. Start shopping the season's notable summer shoe trends, below.

Strap In

They're great as an occasion shoe paired alongside evening gowns and cocktail dresses, but strappy sandals can be more versatile than you think. Styling them with jeans or Bermuda shorts will add an air of elegance to your everyday summer wardrobe.

Summer 2022 Strappy Shoe Trend

ROKH, Oscar de la Renta, Christopher John Rogers

(Image credit: ROKH, Oscar de la Renta, Christopher John Rogers)

Mad for Mules

Invigorate your summer shoe arsenal with a sleek mule style that isn't constricting but won't slip or slide. With a wide array of prints, fabrications, and color combos on the market, you can match your mule to any mood.

Summer 2022 Mule Shoe Trend

No. 21, Gucci, Jil Sander

(Image credit: No. 21, Gucci, Jil Sander)

Hooked on Fisherman Sandals

Consider an ankle-grazing fisherman sandal, often comprised of interwoven leather straps, the grown-up version of your childhood jelly sandals. Designers have taken their own creative liberties with this summer's trending style, meaning no two designs are the same.  

Summer 2022 Fisherman Sandal Shoe Trends

Max Mara, Rachel Comey, Erdem

(Image credit: Max Mara, Rachel Comey, Erdem)

Platform Play

Don't shy away from this sky-high shoe style. You can buy into the trend with any platform height you choose straight out of the early aughts.

Summer 2022 Platform Sandals Trend

Versace, Acne Studios, Chanel

(Image credit: Valentino, Acne Studios, Chanel)

Easy Flats

Arguably one of the most versatile summer sandal styles of 2022, flat sandals might be low to the ground, but this easy-to-wear sandal style doesn't fall flat in the style department. Wear them alongside maxi dresses or don them beachside.

Summer 2022 Slide Sandal Trend

Adam Lippes, Stella McCartney, Chloé

(Image credit: Adam Lippes, Stella McCartney, Chloé)
Sara Holzman
Sara Holzman

Sara Holzman is the Style 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.