The 10 Shoes That Everyone Will Be Wearing in 2016
This year in footwear news
Flashback to last year: We were just getting over the fact that our T-strap sandals were replaced by flat slides and our riding boots got the crop for ankle-skimming booties. But it’s a new year, and while we're still in love with those trusty kicks, we can’t wait to hop around in some brand-new styles in 2016. Here, 2015 shoe trends we still swear by and a few fresh pairs we can't wait to get our toes into.
The ’90s go-to is making a comeback in a big way. Both chunky- and stiletto-heeled versions were seen on nearly every recent runway and will likely hit your local mall soon. They work well with cuffed jeans and shift dresses alike.
We totally understand if you’re still in love with your ankle boots, and we’re not suggesting you ditch them. But if you’re looking for the next big update? It’s--you guessed it--more toes.
Athleisure, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Although stark white kicks have been popular for some time, we bet their prominence will grow even more in the coming year. Don’t be afraid to test them out with skirts and dresses (even though you’ll always come back to leggings, of course).
As much as we adore a ballet flat, there’s just nothing like a sexy pump. Our obsession with the heeled version of these lace-up numbers stems from their versatility to dress up a pair of jeans just as well as their ability to upgrade our day-to-day workwear.
These platforms made their street-style debut last year, but have more staying power than we anticipated (and aren't just for the millennials). Think of these as an update to your wedges, but way more comfortable since your weight isn't balanced on the balls of your feet.