6 Shoe Trends I'm Buying at Nordstrom, and 6 I'm Retiring


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If there's one easy way to give your outfit an of-the-moment look, it's with a trending pair of shoes. Personally, I always find the change in season to be the perfect opportunity to invest in a chic new style and reinvigorate my wardrobe.

So what exciting footwear trends have we got to look forward to this year? Luckily, there's a little something for every sartorial taste—whether you're into edgy moto boots, pretty ballet flats, or statement metallics. Below, I'm sharing the six styles that will be everywhere by spring, along with the silhouettes I'll be phasing out (for now). The easy part? You can score all these cool styles at the trusty retailer Nordstrom. Who doesn't love a great Nordstrom shoe find? Keep scrolling for spring's biggest shoe trends at every price point.

Buying: Metallics

Retiring: Neon


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Metallic shoes (and bags, for that matter) are having a major moment in 2023 and were spotted all over the spring runways. We're seeing the fashion set wearing them in full force, from slingbacks to boots. Set aside the neon shades for now and go for something shiny instead.

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Buying: Mary Janes

Retiring: Gladiator Sandals


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Mary Janes are stealing the spotlight this year. Prada sent nearly every look down the runway with a pair of Mary-Jane heels, and plenty of other designers got in on the action, including Coach and Chanel. Plus, there are plenty of iterations. From dressy flats to goth styles and minimalist straps to abundant buckles, you're sure to find a style that catches your eye.

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Buying: Moto and Combat Boots

Retiring: Zebra-Print Boots


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From cool motorcycle boots (inspired by Miu Miu) to lace-up combat boots, we continue to see bold and buckle-heavy stompers reign supreme this year. They look unabashedly cool with jeans and mini skirts alike. Retire your animal prints for now, and go for bolshy boots instead.

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Buying: Retro Basketball Sneakers

Retiring: Chunky Dad Sneakers


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Right now, the fashion crowd can't get enough of cool high-top basketball sneakers in retro silhouettes. From New Balance to Nike, throw a pair of retro sneakers on with relaxed jeans for an of-the-moment look.

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Buying: Slingbacks

Retiring: Platform Pumps


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Sleek and sophisticated. You can thank Chanel for the slingback kitten heels you're seeing all over your Instagram feed this season. But whether you go for heels or flats, one thing is true: slingbacks are the perfect choice for day-to-night dressing.

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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Next: 7 Major Shoe Trends I'm Wearing With My Jeans in 2023

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.