Looking to the bright future of fashion and trying to find out the best and the hottest for the new season, we come to the range of spring/ summer 2015 shoe trends, which also appeared to be more than just diverse and even more than versatile, colorful and exceptional. What made them unique and special this time was the range of design solutions that were applied in order to renovate the classic forms and shapes and to bring out something fresh and exquisite out of them. Thus, here we are with the total summing list of those spring 2015 shoe trends, which were formed with especially a big number of similar design patterns and shapes used by the most popular fashion designers and houses.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 1: Sophisticated and Unusual Shoe Designs
This is the first trend we would like to speak about, especially focusing on the meticulous and quite elaborately worked out shoes, coming with a whole range of various design details like sequins, beads, lace elements, transparency plays and much more. The color combinations were also noteworthy, exemplified with both monochrome and sassy looks like in case of all-black shoes, and with color combinations including shades like red, black, and golden. Thus this was the thing in case of the all-glittery Christian Siriano shoes, the textures mosaic images by Custo Barcelona, the vintage plus boho inspired looks from Dolce & Gabbana, and much more. The ancient-inspired shoes from Fausto Puglisi, the whimsical butterfly-winged shoes of Lie Sang Bong, Louis Vuitton’s killer shoes, the edgy wooden platform shoes of Rick Owens, Marni’s shoes with imaginative heels and the woven and multi-colored options from Alexander Wang are no less striking.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 2: Shoes with Ankle Straps, Buckles and Other Details
Accents on the femininity are the following trendsetters for the coming season, being introduced with a whole range of creative interpretations and quite interesting solutions, not speaking of the huge diversity of colors used for the creation of those versatile designs. Encompassing both classic forms with heels and options like platform flats, the range of ankle strap shoes ceased to be only made of heels, shifting towards comfier forms, too. Thus, this is what we saw during the fashion shows of Chanel, in case of which classic black and white were prevailing, Giambattista Valli having picked huge chain-like design details for the creation of the ankle straps, Guy Laroche with the minimalistic approach, Kenzo, Sophie Theallet with the multi-color approach, Oscar de la Renta with the luxurious feathery straps, as well as Delpozo, Diane Von Furstenberg, Nicole Miller, Monique Lhuillier, Tome, Roberto Cavalli, and many others.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 3: Diversified Sporty Shoes
Sporty vibes were not missing from the repertoire of the basic spring/ summer 2015 shoe trends, either, and the principle of diversification and renovation also touched them. This time colors were the main accent, accompanied with the various design details and interpretations and coming with both monochrome and multi-colored solutions for the totally new and fresh looks. Thus, such were the design suggestions by Acne coming up with monochrome white looks for the comfy sneakers, Rag & Bone with the glittery and glamorous shoes made with combos like black and white, Burberry Prorsum with the super colorful and energizing footwear options, Giorgio Armani with the synthesis of animal prints with comfy flat forms, Pony for DKNY all-white comfy options, the unique interpretation by Bottega Veneta, and many others. The creative mixtures of sporty platforms with sandal-like forms suggested by Marni are also noteworthy in this respect.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 4: Flatforms/ Platform Flats
Platform shoes form the following noteworthy shoe trend for spring we would like to speak about, especially concentrating on the super many ways of combining different design details with these shapes. The best examples can be Roberto Cavalli’s bright and beautiful interpretations, Sportmax’s black with milky white sandals, Thakoon’s comfy and chic designs, the soft and comfy options from Dries Van Noten, the boho inspired looks from Michael Kors, as well as the platform shoes from Creatures of the Wind, and many others.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 5: Chunky Heels
Chunky heels prove to be the next unfailing formula of success and femininity, coming demonstrated with such looks as Giambattista Valli’s experimental silver with black chunkies, Prada’s wooden chunky heeled clogs, Versace’s ultra-glamorous translucent heels with shimmery brownish details, Jonathan Saunders’ low heeled chunkies, Donna Karan’s wooden and deconstructed creamy heels, Lacoste’s woody with camel looks, Nicole Miller’s diversified multi-strap sandals, Nicholas Kirkwood for Suno’s colorful and chunky heels, Tory Burch’s stripy chunky heels, Vera Wang’s chunky Oxfords, Loewe’s creative chunky-heeled shoes and others.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 6: Fringed/ Furry Shoes
Fringes and furry accents on shoes couldn’t be left out of our attention, either, as these are perhaps the primary details you need to instantly attract attention. The fabulous furry shoes from Dries Van Noten, Rochas’ all-furry high heeled and brownish sandals, Proenza Schouler’s fringed with chunky reptile skin shoes, the beaded with fringed footwear designs by Rodebjer, and the all-fringed options from Tibi are probably the best examples of the versatility of this trend and design.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 7: Multi-Strap Shoes/ Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator motives also seem to be around all the time especially when it comes to the new spring/summer season. Thus they are present this time as well, coming as Chloe’s feminine and chic wedge heels with knee high strap ties, Roland Mouret’s multi-strap cage sandals encompassing the combo of different shades, Valentino’s gladiator sandals with the zip-up details, Alberta Ferretti’s creamy flat and high-heeled sandals, Fausto Puglisi’s bejeweled leather sandals, Christopher Kane’s multi-strap all-black sandals, Nicole Miller’s three strap classic sandals, Prabal Gurung’s classy with modern designs, the chic gladiators from Hugo BOSS, etc.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 8: Animal/ Reptile Skin Shoes
Animal and reptile skin patterns are also here, forming the most powerful shoe trend for the new season for making an elegant fashion statement. For inspiration, check out the exemplars like Nina Ricci’s leopard printed high-heeled sandals, Roberto Cavalli’s snakeskin-inspired orange textures of platform flats, Proenza Schouler’s snakeskin interpretations, Ralph Lauren’s crocodile skin classic pumps, the super chic and nicely combined designs from Gucci, the glamorous shoes from Jason Wu, the snakeskin patterns for pumps from Mary Katrantzou, and others.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 9: Shoes with Bow Ties
Just another super cute and girly detail that can be added to shoes in order to accentuate the femininity once more is the bow tie, which despite being such a small detail can make a whole lot difference in juicing up one’s look. We especially loved the monochrome black leather bow-detailed shoes from Cedric Charlier, Miu Miu’s white and delicate bows tied over a creamy cappuccino background, No 21’s satin bow ties created with shades like emerald green, Christian Louboutin’s shimmery silver flats with interesting cuts, and the glamorous golden with black combos from Saint Laurent.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 10: Booties and Boots
No matter what the season may be, boots and booties never leave. And the coming season is not an exception, either, and that’s how we find some chic and elegant options like Dior’s sock-like booties, Maxine Simoens’ cage booties, Gucci’s chic suede brown boots with some leather elements, Marc by Marc Jacobs’ rain boots with different colors generally coming with monochrome interpretations, the chic suede looks from Emilio Pucci, the designs with all-glittery textures and translucent heels from Versace, the denim booties from Louis Vuitton, and others as key designs for this trend. For the absolute edgy and dramatic look, you can go for those thigh-high boots from DSquared2.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 11: Shoes with Lacing
Just like in case of the new season’s garments, shoes also prove to have lacing design details as a separate and quite big fashion trend this time. Especially creative are the interpretations of this trend from such big names as Givenchy, Stella McCartney, where we adored the creamy lacing used for the shimmery golden wedges, Rodarte with its lace-up thigh-high boots, Alexander McQueen that stunned with the mysterious and cool lace-up shoes, as well as Herve Leger by Max Azria completing the circle of powerful interpretations.
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Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 12: Leather Shoes
Leather can’t be left out from the list of glamorous and chic materials, when it comes to the most timeless and foolproof elegant shoe designs. When speaking about the trendiest spring 2015 shoes we just can’t but mention those colorful and at times shimmery flat leather sandals encompassing shades like electric blue from Emporio Armani, Lacoste’s camel leather sandals and the all-leather shoes from Givenchy.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 13: Feathery Shoes
For maximum chic, however, the designers seem to suggest a thoroughly different formula, creating some really cool looks with design details like feathers. The best examples of this extravagant trend may be Etro’s feathery elements for high heeled ankle strap sandals, MSGM’s feather adornments created with shades like blue, Oscar de la Renta’s glamorous and breathtaking feathery straps, and the chic feathery hints from Dries Van Noten providing the fans of glam with a whole range of cool new stuff.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 14: Shimmery Shoes
When we say glam and chic, shimmer and glitter can’t but be there and this is what the world-renowned designers also seem to agree with. Thus, this is how we get the shimmery textures as a separate trend introducing the biggest variety of sparkling looks, where the shoes have the most blinding and luxurious textures ever. Such are Emporio Armani’s black and blue sandals, Just Cavalli’s golden shimmery platform ankle strap sandals, No 21’s classy shimmery green pumps, Whistles’ super shimmery gold platform sandals, Christian Louboutin for Cushnie et Ochs’ super sparkly multi-strap heels, the glittery heels of the chic sandals from Saint Laurent, the platform shoes from Tia Cibani, and many others.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 15: Wedges and Platform Shoes
For comfort and great usability, the designers have also thought about preparing a range of comfy and cool shoes, which may accompany your journey to everywhere and be there for you any time. So that’s how the unique combinations of comfort and glam comes up, being presented with looks like Hunter Original’s military-inspired wedge sandals, Topshop Unique’s stripy and shimmery wedge sandals, Kate Spade’s two-strap and laser cut pure white and black with white wedges, and the purple suede wedges with other colors and designs by Derek Lam, too.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 16: T-Strap Shoes
T-straps are probably the logical continuation of the multi-strap and ankle-strap shoe trends, this time representing another classy and quite sumptuous range of designs, again coming with the irreplaceable touch of renovated glam. The best exemplars for inspiration may be found among J. Mendel’s pointy toe T-straps with very many color variations, the multiplied looks from Fendi accompanied with double ankle straps as well, and the colorful and classic T-strap shoes from Arden Wohl.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 17: Star-Printed Shoes
Surprisingly enough, prints like star patterns have gained an enormous popularity among the fashion maniacs, and the designers certainly know about that, forming a whole new trend of star-shaped patterns not only for the new season’s clothing pieces, but also footwear options. Think Anna Sui’s super diverse and colorful star-printed shoes, Tommy Hilfiger’s shimmery and cute star-printed booties, and the star-studded shoes from Saint Laurent!
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Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 18: Thong Sandals
The synthesis of styles and vibes may reach the highest limits of imagination and even go beyond, resulting in the creation of real masterpieces, especially in term of combining essential details and styles together. This is the case with the combos of flip-flop heels, featuring the elements of both the shapes and nicely combining them in one look. Haider Ackerman’s all white abstracted shoes, Jason Wu’s reptile with flip flop designs for pumps, comfy and flat suggestions from Kenzo, the enigmatic designs from Stella McCartney, the minimalistic footwear alternatives from Viktor & Rolf and others are the best examples for that brand new shoe trend.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 19: Trendy Mules
Being perhaps the most versatile and comfiest footwear options for the hot summer days, when you want to feel and look both comfortable and feminine, trendy mules form a separate spring/ summer 2015 shoe trend. They are perfect to complement both casual and elegant attire options, so make sure you give this trend a try, if you have never been into mules before! For inspiration, check out the spring collections of Tory Burch, Rag & Bone, Jason Wu, Nina Ricci, Donna Karan, Versus Versace, Kenzo and others.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 20: Comfy Flats
Can we ever do in the warm season without flats? They always form a separate and chic shoe trend for the spring/summer season and this year is no exception. Flats get creative makeovers and look totally innovative and imaginative this spring. You’ll especially love the pointy-toe flats of Balenciaga, Carven’s cutout flats, Peter Som’s metallic fringed flat sandals, Valentino’s gladiator flats, Stella Jean’s flat Oxford shoes, Michael Kors’ classic pointy-toe flats, Victoria Beckham’s cowboy-inspired flat shoes, Chanel’s metallic Oxfords, Burberry’s colorful flat sandals and others.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 21: Feminine High-Heeled Shoes and Sandals
It’s not only flatforms, platforms and flat shoes that reign the new season shoe trends, as a lot of importance is given also to classic, elegant and uber-modern heeled shoes. Apart from those chunky heels, we have classic heeled shoes and sandals from a myriad of fashion houses, ones embellished with creative details, textures and colors, as well as options adhering to the timeless minimalist shapes. Especially breathtaking are the high-heeled shoes and sandals spotted at Altuzarra, Ohne Titel, Marissa Webb, Moschino, Matthew Williamson, Carolina Herrera and others.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 22: Cowboy and Masculine Inspired Shoes
When trying to make a powerful fashion statement, you can always think some masculine elements that will add lots of personality to your looks. Spring’s shoe trends also bring such important designs for those It girls, including the cowboy inspired and masculine shoes we all love so much. Some exceptional designs can be found in the collections of Marissa Webb, Victoria Beckham, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Jeremy Scott, Giorgio Armani and others.
Spring/ Summer 2015 Shoe Trend 23: Translucent Heels
Finally, the last but not least significant shoe trend we would like to speak about is the one having formed the range of translucent heels coming up with some really impressive and chic shapes with the delicate and subtle transparency of the heels. This was the case with Monique Lhuillier coming with the ombre effect applied to the blue and black texture, Versace’s chic and classy designs, Christian Siriano’s shiny heels and some others, all suggesting a unique and quite interesting form of synthesis of the new tendency.
These were the basic spring/ summer 2015 shoe trends that we would like to present to your attention, trying to provide you with an in-detail insight into the basic directions and design inclinations existing in the modern world of fashion. Bearing these details in mind you will be able to build up your looks and garment combos better, thus having the most effective and unique outcomes possible. Be the star of the show learning about the main 2015 shoes and go on following the fashion trend reports we constantly come up with in order to know everything and anything about what’s going on the fashion world right now!
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