The 8 Biggest Shoe Trends 2020

The most important shoe trends 2020 in spring and summer : The big winter sale is coming to an end and the new arrivals for spring and summer are arriving in the stores and online shops. Are you ready for summer? I can hardly wait for the 2020 shoe trends to finally be ready to be worn. Because for the new season there are some cult classics and new models that really impressed me. Such as the naked sandals or flat forms… But see for yourself, because here are the most important shoe trends 2020 for spring and summer!

Naked sandals

They are a touch of nothing and therefore particularly beautiful in summer 2020: Naked sandals are aptly called the filigree flat sandals, which are so simple and delicate that they are hardly noticeable. Often this type of sandal is made of laces or of thin ribbons that are wrapped around the foot. The naked sandals for romantic summer dresses look particularly romantic.  There is inspiration for the look at Tibi Spring / Summer 2020.

Shoe trends 2020: Mary Janes

The Mary Janes from the golden 20s are back in 2020! The girlish shoes are characterized by a front buckle and can be flat or with a heel. Now they show themselves as playful, feminine or with glamorous buckles and rhinestones. Mary Janes looks best with midi dresses and skirts or androgynous dress pants. On the runway you could see the shoe trend at Carolina Herrera spring / summer 2020.

Colorful statement sneakers

Of course, the coming spring will not be without new sneaker trends ! While white sneakers have been indispensable in recent seasons, things are now becoming colorful. As part of the 2020 shoe trends, sneakers are dipped in all the colors of the rainbow. From green to blue, red and pink to yellow – or all together. The play of colors ensures a good mood and fits perfectly with an everyday look with blue jeans and an oversize shirt.


Opinions differ when it comes to espadrilles – for some, summer shoes are already cult classics, while others cannot get used to simple shoes with raffia soles. No problem, because as one of the 2020 shoe trends, espadrilles come in many new variants. Either classic as with Christian Dior spring / summer 2020 or with heels and elegant leather as with Chloé.


This shoe trend used to be called wedges – in 2020 they are called flatforms. This generally means flat shoes that are increased with a consistently thicker sole. Flatforms work as sandals, loafers or slides and, in contrast to the naked sandals, appear rather chunky and wide. But that also defines the look of the 2020 shoe trend. Contrasts can be set in combination with mini dresses. Seen in Giambattista Valli’s summer runway collection.

(Leather) slides

We are already familiar with this shoe trend, but it will be at its peak this spring and summer: Slides stands for sandals to slip on. Whether delicate and narrow or striking – everything is possible. The leather slides of the new season are a must-have because they are so uncomplicated and versatile. Whether with a boho maxi dress, skirts or trousers – the trendy shoes always fit.

Ballerinas 2.0

Who would have thought that ballerinas would ever make it back onto the catwalk? After the shoe trend had been worn up and down for years and was often referred to as the “worst” shoe trend of the zero years, the designers reinterpreted the classic ballerina for spring and summer. The result is romantic ballerinas, which in their origins are reminiscent of the classic, but gain some coolness with new silhouettes and details. Styling tip: Ballerinas look too girlish with dresses – prefer to wear narrow or boyish trousers and thus create tension in the look.

Exceptional materials

Not necessarily a shoe trend, but definitely a trend that is noticeable for spring and summer 2020 is the use of exceptional materials. With transparent plastic or mesh, flats, sandals or high heels become statement pieces. This is a seasonal trend that goes well with extravagant party looks.


Leave a Comment