The 4 Biggest Spring Shoe Trends, From a Shopping Expert

Most Popular Shoe Trends 2019



Would you turn down shopping advice from a bona fide expert? Didn't think so. Net-a-Porter's global buying director, Elizabeth von der Goltz, was kind enough to share her top four spring shoe trends for 2019, so you better believe we were all ears. So what made her list? Barely there sandals, sporty sandals, retro sneakers, and platforms are all on there, and we did the legwork for you to find the best versions of each trend.

"Unquestionably elegant, the naked sandal makes a comeback this season from brands such as The Row, By Far, and Prada to become the most elevated summer workwear option," von der Goltz said in a statement. "For fun after-hours, turn to towering platforms from the likes of Saint Laurent and Miu Miu. The retro sneaker continues its stylish stride this season, championed by designers like Fendi, Saint Laurent, and Vetements. The most sought-after summer staple, the sporty sandal continues as the perfect seasonal alternative to the bulky sneaker.” Scroll down to shop the trends she mentions.

Barely There Sandals

Yes, "naked" shoes are still going strong. This season, brands of all stripes have been churning out versions with thin straps, and we can't get enough of them. 

These shoes are bonafide Instagram celebrities.

Yes, the shoe trend is also available at under-$100 price points too. 

The PVC trend is still going strong, and these Jimmy Choo mules are the best way to test-drive the look. 

These block heels ensure you're comfortable all day. 

Neon is a major trend for spring, and it's time to hop on board with these Schutz shoes.

Retro Sneakers

What's old is new again. Retro sneakers have come back with a vengeance, making us wish our parents kept their coolest sneakers from the '60s and '70s. 

You can't go wrong with classic Nike Cortez sneakers.

Fun fact: Veja is a Meghan Markle-approved brand.

Yes, your dad's shoes are cool again. 

These pastel pink pretties just scream spring. 

Sporty Sandals

Whether you want to stick to classic Teva sandals or go designer with Prada or Dries van Noten versions, there's definitely a sporty sandal out there for you. 

Pair these with your favorite denim cutoffs all summer long. 

Teva is the last word in sandals, as far as we're concerned. 

These would look right at home on an episode of Saved By the Bell

Pool slides just got the designer treatment, courtesy of Dries van Noten. 


Did someone say Studio 54? Channel your best Bianca Jagger in a pair of platform heels—metallic minidresses optional. 

These amazing shoes call for an equally fun party dress.

These Steve Madden platforms would look chic with a floaty summer dress. 

Schutz is one of our go-to brands for affordable versions of all the best shoe trends. 

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