7 Summer Shoe Trends NYC Girls Are Wearing on Repeat

We love to keep you up to date with new trends that are exciting us every season, and summer’s lineup is nothing short of spectacular. So now that you know which swimwear trends to buy and the must-have summer dresses to purchase, today we’re giving you the scoop on the shoes that require your undivided attention this season.

There were plenty of delightful shoe trends on the S/S 19 runways—getting us giddy for feathers, mock croc, and mules—but which trends actually have sticking power this season?

Who better to turn to for insight on what shoes are buzzing on the streets this summer than our favorite New York fashion girls? Not only do they have a walking-centric lifestyle, but NYC girls also understand that shoes need to be both stylish (it is the fashion capital of the country, after all) and versatile, with the ability to take you from breakfast to the office to evening drinks in style. Moreover, they need to be easy to commute in. Scroll below to take a peek at the shoe trends New York girls are wearing on repeat this season.

Mary Janes

The sweet strap has made a welcome comeback, and New Yorkers have been quick to take on the comfortable-meets-cute trend that was seen all over the S/S and F/W 19 runways. Add a polished touch to your jeans and tee with Mary Jane block heels, or pair a chic miniskirt with a pair of flats.


Sporty Sandals

It's clear to see why New Yorkers love the wildly popular sporty-sandal trend. Not only are they ridiculously comfortable and great for walking around the city in, but they also exude a cool-girl look that can easily take you into the evening in style.

Logo Mules

New Yorkers love a good designer shoe, and this summer's translucent logo mules by Chanel are currently dominating the streets of Manhattan.

Strappy Sandals

Whether they're tied around the ankle or exude a barely there feel, strappies are a summer sandal style New York girls love. They look great with jeans, skirts, and jumpsuits alike.

Pointed-Toe Kitten Heels

Sophisticated and polished pointed-toe kitten-heel slingback pumps or mules are a chic (and walkable!) shoe trend that will take you from the office into the evening.

Square Toes

While pointed toes are unquestionably polished, trendy square toes are an equally chic and slightly more comfortable option for fashion girls living in the city. Opt for luxe mock-croc textures.

Chunky Sneakers

The sporty-sneaker trend is here to stay in New York this summer. Cool girls are opting for thick-soled, colorful iterations.

Ballet Flats

While you might think ballet flats are more classic than trendy, they're clearly having a cool-girl resurgence. You can never go wrong with neutrals, but a bold and bright color is perfect for the sunny season.

Toe Loops

Whether heels or flats, New Yorkers are showing off their pedicures with the chicest toe-ring-strap sandals.

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