The Shoe Trends NYC Girls Actually Wear Every Day

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but leave it to NYC girls to find the best practical shoes for a stylish day around the city. After all, who better to test-drive trends than the style set who wears them and will walk actually around in them? As an L.A.-to-NYC transplant, I can tell you that that whole walking part really does make a difference in how you get dressed in the morning or for a night out. Luckily, however, whether it’s a pair of fancy-feeling flats or the best heel options that won’t kill your feet at the end of a long day, there are countless shoe trends that make the cut for city life, and today we’re highlighting eight of them. See what they are and shop our picks for each below.


Western Boots

Comfortable, cool, and a welcome break from sandals in the summer.

Available in sizes 6 to 10.

Strappy Sandals

Of course NYC girls are wearing one of the season’s biggest trends.

Available in sizes 4.5 to 11.5.

Woven Flats

The keyword here is breathable.

Available in sizes 37 to 40.

Block-Heel Sandals

For when you need some height but still have to commute to work.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

Throwback Sneakers

The latest sneaker trend at the top of our lists.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

Satin Slides

The fancy flats of summer.


New York Shoe Trends - Slingbacks



The quintessential work-to-drinks shoes.

Available in sizes 35.5 to 40.

That’s all for shoes, but check out more trends I’m loving right now.

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