6 Shoe Trends That Are Dying in 2019

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Believe it or not, spring has already sprung, meaning there's no time like the present to get ahead on all of your shopping, not only for this season but for the rest of 2019 as well. Instead of overwhelming you with a list of all the trends that will be cool throughout this year, we're going to make it quick and simple by filling you in on the trends experts say are dying off this year—shoe trends, to be specific.

Ahead, we've asked some of the most reputable experts in the industry, ranging from fashion directors at your favorite online shopping destinations to marketing specialists at one of the most popular shopping search engines on the internet, to fill us in on the shoe trends they think are officially on the way out this year, in addition to the ones they are expecting to flourish. Ready to see what they said?

Out: Stilettos
In: Architectural Heels

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“Your run-of-the-mill stilettos and block heels from 2018 are getting a 2019 makeover with fresh heels in architectural shapes.” — Alison Stiefel, the VP of Marketing of ShopStyle 

Out: Flat Pool Slides
In: Teva-Inspired Sandals 

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“I think 2019 will be more about the athletic hybrid sandal—think a classic Teva shape—and less about flat pool slides.” — Caroline Maguire, Fashion Director at Shopbop

Out: "Ugly" Trends
In: Refined Heels

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“I’m craving something more refined and in general just trying to move away from the flat-out ‘ugliness’ of 2018. Personally, I’m ready for something a little more refined (and dare I say sexy!) to have a moment.” — Jenny Walton, Fashion Illustrator

Out: Sock Boots
In: Combat Boots

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“Sock sneakers and sock boots are being replaced by combat boots, [which are] popping up in our top searches. We are seeing styles in black leather with chunky soles and a cool-girl detail. Leading brands for the combat boot are Prada and Valentino.” — Alison Stiefel

Out: Metallic
In: Logos

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“We’re seeing a decline in searches for metallic shoes, including a double-digit decline for metallic sneakers. Instead, logos are making their way to shoes and will reign supreme in 2019. You’ll see logos on everything from sneakers to heels from some of our favorite designers like Prada, Gucci, and Versace.” — Alison Stiefel

Out: Platform Sneakers
In: Dad Sneakers

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“The platform sneaker trend is winding down, with the dad sneaker holding on strong and taking its place for 2019. Styles from Balenciaga and Fila are leading the trend on ShopStyle.” — Alison Stiefel