5 Summer Shoe Trends to Expect in 2021

Summer Shoe Trends

Summer is right around the corner, and with it, the chance to refresh your footwear with the latest trends. Sandals, flip-flops, and all manner of breezy, breathable shoes are ready to slip back into your daily repertoire. 

Are you ready to kick your shoes up a notch? Then check out our list of the five hottest summer shoe trends for 2021!

1. Everything Old Is New Again With Retro Sneakers

While no one can deny the appeal of a brand new pair of Yeezy 800 sneakers, one of the biggest summer shoe trends will have you digging into the back of your closet. That’s right, it’s time to bust out the Macklemore and go thrift shopping to pick up a pair of retro sneakers.

While many argue that Converses never left the fashion scene, any shoe that was big in the 1990s and early 2000s can benefit from this trend. So, don’t hesitate to pull out your childhood and teenage pumped-up kicks.

2. Square-Toed Sandals Are Anything But Square

Some of the most popular shoes in 2021, especially in haute couture circles, are square-toed sandals. Sandals used to be rounded off, but the squared look gives the shoes more of an edgy flair. However, if you want to soften the look, you can opt for pastel shades. Pastels are due for a massive reawakening this summer.

3. Fuzzy Slippers: Not Just for Winter Anymore

When you think of warm, fuzzy slippers, you’re probably thinking of Fall and Winter wear, right? Well, worry no more! With many of us still working from home for the foreseeable future, we’re all in the market for comfort and fashion. If your slippers are made of sterner stuff, you might even be able to get away with wearing them out of the house!

Opt for faux-fur-covered slip-on flip-flops and slingbacks for breathable shoes that still offer that warm and fuzzy feeling.

4. Stop Flip-Flopping on Flip-Flops

Flip-flops have a nasty habit of, well, flip-flopping between fashion faux pas and hot new trend. This year, they’re back on-trend, with an emphasis on cushioned flip-flops. Comfort is the name of the game for many trends from 2020 into 2021, and comfortable shoes should be no exception to the rule. 

Investing in a solid pair of cushioned flip-flops will let you walk around town or the beach all day in shoes you can slip into (and out of) at a moment’s notice.

5. Sporty Sandals and Sneakers

After a year of being stuck inside, we’re all itching to get out and get moving. So, sandals and sneakers that you can wear while exercising are in right now. Shoes with eye-catching kinetic lace and sturdy leather sandals can give your workout a fashion facelift while you get fit.

Need More to Pair With These Summer Shoe Trends?

Now that you know five of the hottest summer shoe trends going into 2021, you might be wondering what you should pair with these trendy shoes. For more articles like this one that can give you instant fashion inspiration, check out our blog!