Trends come and go at the speed of light. One day, everyone's wearing their Adidas Stan Smiths, and the next it's all about Nike's throwback Air Max set, or so it seems. With new shoe styles emerging all the time, you'd be forgiven for feeling exhausted over keeping up—it's a swift pace indeed. But for anyone curious to check in with their current shoe rack, we're sharing the status on the shoe trends we can safely say goodbye to and which have taken their place.
Naturally, as editors, we jump at the chance to share the best styles with you whenever we smell a new trend coming from around the bend. From the new It brands all the fashion girls are wearing to the hottest styles we've alerted you will sell out first next month, you can be sure that if there's a new brand or shoe trend, we'll be all over it. That said, the following styles are those we've simply noticed haven't been around for a few seasons, and obviously, our suggestions should be taken with a grain of salt. At the end of the day, everyone knows what works best for their own style.
If you're curious to find out which are the best shoe styles according to our editors and which styles are simply out, keep reading, and then shop our picks below.
"In my mind, wedge sneakers are safely out. I never quite got trying to add height to a kind of shoe that's inherently supposed to be comfortable. A pair of Cortezes has retro appeal, and the baby blue feels like a fresh update."
"Although they're not completely MIA, I don't think that over-the-knee boots are as popular as they once were. I'm sure they'll be back, but in the meantime, I'm enjoying the Western boot trend."
"Never say never when it comes to trends, but I don't see myself wearing round-toe pumps anytime soon. Right now I'm looking to buy a pair of pyramid heels from my favorite new shoe designer, Amina Muaddi."
"I hate to say something is out since most trends end up coming back, but for now, I'm off of ballet flats for the foreseeable future. I think sneakers have really been owning the flat and comfortable footwear space lately and will continue to do so."
"I'm not a huge fan of platform pumps; I think single-sole heels feel much more current and timeless."
"Right now I've been very into boots with a looser fit, instead of skintight styles. I just bought this slouchy version."
"I would say round-toe pumps feel pretty dated every time I see them. Some sleek pointed-toe kitten heels feel like the 2018 version of those 2009 shoes."
"While they haven't disappeared completely, I haven't seen a ton of suede desert boots in recent seasons. The style seems to have been eclipsed by one of the myriad boot trends currently in sight: hiker boots, combat boots, and Western boots, to name a few."
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