Puff Shoes Are the Comfortable Trend That's Up Next

Even though 2021 is poised to feel a little more normal than it did last year (here's hoping), that doesn't mean we're ready to go back to our same pre-pandemic dressing habits. Specifically, I'm referring to uncomfortable shoes that we suffered through for the sake of looking cool. But one of this season's big shoe trends is both comfortable and cool, so your feet can rest easy.

If you're like me, you probably spent a lot of 2020 in slippers and/or sneakers. If you're ready to slowly made the transition back to wearing real shoes, the puff shoe trend is for you. Mostly in the form of sandals, shoes with puffy, quilted straps are heating up, and are being sold by go-to brands such as Zara, Staud, and the one that basically started the trend—Bottega Veneta.

Since the puff shoe trend is popping up all over Instagram and various retailers' new arrivals sections, it's probably time to get a pair for yourself if you're into it. Keep scrolling to shop my favorites.


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Next up, 8 shoe trends that are going to be huge this season.


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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.