The shoe trends of 2018 are really quite varied: On one runway you’ll find delicate, dainty heels covered in pretty embellishments. On the other you’ll find stompy cowboy boots. In one camp—where both Balenciaga and Christopher Kane see eye-to-eye—there are souped-up Crocs. But take a hop, skip, and a jump over to another atelier, and it’s all about 1980s-inspired, spiked stiletto pumps. There are sensible options and wildly impractical ones; statement styles exist, but so do very wise go-with-everything investment purchases. Basically, if you’re a shoe lover (er, duh), then this year is your year: You have every footwear trend, silhouette, color, and finish possible.
That in itself can be a touch overwhelming, so we’ve gathered the best runway shoe-spiration to bring you a concise edit of what will be most useful and impactful for your own wardrobe. See our top shoe trends for 2018, and shop the pieces you can already snap up now—at different price points.
Thick-soled and highly detailed, that’s how we’ll like our sneakers in 2018. Louis Vuitton’s led the pack, but already we’ve seen that Balenciaga’s Triple S styles keep selling out, and now affordable stores are on board too.