From chunky heels to delicate ballet flats, black to pastels, boots to sandals, there’s something for everyone among the shoe trends for spring 2023. In this article, you will find spring shoes from the catwalks, as well as high street options online now.

spring shoe trends for spring 2023

Below, you will find 17 shoe trends for spring 2023 to choose from. Take a look and see if you have a favorite. Maybe you already have some of these styles in your closet.

ballet flats

2023 shoe trends - ballet flats | 40plusstyle.com

LoeweJW AndersonLoewe

A classic for the first of our spring 2023 shoe trends! Ballet flats really don’t go out of style. I’d channel Audrey Hepburn and wear with a pair of slim pants. For more inspiration, take a look at the best ballet flats to go with everything in your closet.

shoe trends spring 2023 – gold

shoe trends spring 2023- Gold shoes for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Bottega VenetaBallyProenza Schouler

If you want to add some glamour to your outfits, then you could opt for gold shoes. Keep the rest of your outfit neutral and let your shoes be the star of the show. Gold shoes look good with black for parties, or you could opt for gold with white for the summer season.

While there were lots of heels among the 2023 shoe trends on the catwalks, you could wear a pair of gold loafers, ballet flats or sandals if you prefer flats.

mary janes – shoe trends spring 2023

2023 shoe trends - Mary Janes | 40plusstyle.com

PradaRalph LaurenCoach

Designers for spring looked to decades gone by for their inspiration. Mary Janes are featured on many of the spring catwalks. As they can look very girly, I’d keep the rest of your look sophisticated, or team it with your jeans for a mix of casual and formal. This style could be perfect if you love a preppy look.

athletic

Sneakers on the spring catwalks | 40plusstyle.com

FendiRalph LaurenJW Anderson

Good news if you like to be comfortable – there were plenty of athletic styles on the spring catwalks. You could wear them with your jeans or summer dresses. Choose a pair of sneakers with a platform or chunky sole for an on-trend look.

You might also want to check out the best sneakers for plantar fasciitis that are comfortable and on-trend.

Menswear inspired

Menswear inspired shoes on the spring catwalks | 40plusstyle.com

ErdemValentinoMiu Miu

Often, the key to creating a hip outfit is mixing different elements. For instance, mixing designer with high street, or casual with formal. You could also mix feminine with masculine and take some inspiration from menswear by opting for brogues, Oxford-style shoes or loafers.

slingbacks 0 shoe trends spring 2023

2023 shoe trends - slingbacks | 40plusstyle.com

FerragamoTory BurchTory Burch

While slingbacks were a popular choice among designers, it’s really up to you whether you want to opt for a high heel, low heel or a flat – they’re all on trend.

Slingbacks look good with your wide pants, your jeans or your workwear. Just make sure you get the right size so that the strap at the heel doesn’t dig in. Plus, you might want to think about a pedicure if you haven’t shown off your heels for a while.

Sculptural heels

Sculptural heels to add interest to your outfit | 40plusstyle.com

FerragamoLoeweBally

If you want to add an unusual element to your outfit, a pair of sculptural heels is sure to prove to be a conversation starter. Take a look below for some wearable works of art that you could choose.

Plus, if you like these styles, you might also want to take a look at this style capsule for the architectural style personality.

vacation prints

Shoes featuring holiday prints | 40plusstyle.com

JW Anderson

If you aren’t heading off on vacation this year, you could always bring the vacation to you. JW Anderson showcased plenty of playful prints on the catwalks. You could add a pair of colorful boots to your favorite jeans, or wear with your summer dresses. Keep the rest of your look simple.

pastels – shoe trends spring 2023

Pastel colored shoes | 40plusstyle.com

Victoria BeckhamBallyFerragamo

If you are going for a romantic look, then a pastel color palette is perfect for you. You could add pastels to black to make your black outfits look more suitable for warmer weather, or wear with other pale or pastel shades.

studded

2023 shoe trends - studded shoes | 40plusstyle.com

Louis Vuitton – GucciValentino

If you want to add a bit of an edge to your outfit, look for shoes featuring stud details – perfect if you want to achieve a rock chick look.

crystals

Crystal embellished shoes | 40plusstyle.com

ChanelGiambattista ValliChanel

You’ve already seen gold shoes, but you can also add some bling to your footwear if you want to create an impact. Wear shoes with crystals to dress up your jeans for a night out, or if you have summer parties to attend this year. Perhaps you are looking for wedding guest outfits.

Gladiator style – shoe trends spring 2023

Gladiator style sandals | 40plusstyle.com

GucciChristian DiorGiambattista Valli

Gladiator styles have been on trend for centuries. This spring, designers opted for knee-high pairs. I’ve seen these worn with shorts or short dresses, but I would opt for a midi dress with a slit so you keep some coverage while still seeing the sandals. Or, you can choose a shorter pair of sandals with similar styling.

bubbles

Bubble shoes | 40plusstyle.com

Proenza SchoulerJW AndersonProenza Schouler

Bubble hem dresses featured in the spring 2023 trends, and designers also opted for bubble-effect shoes. Look out for sandals with curved platform designs like at Proenza Schouler (above, right). FLY London is a good brand to look at for similar chunky-soled styles.

pointed toe

2023 shoe trends - Pointed toe shoes | 40plusstyle.com

GivenchyBottega VenetaTory Burch

If you want to create a leg lengthening effect, with or without heels, opting for a pointed toe can be a good shoe choice.

Cage details and cut outs

2023 shoe trends - Cage style sandals | 40plusstyle.com

JW AndersonCoachRalph Lauren

The caged shoe trend has been around for a few seasons now, and isn’t going anywhere this spring. You could choose cage style heels, or a more casual option with cage sandals.

Chunky soles – shoe trends spring 2023

shoe trends spring 2023 - Platform shoes | 40plusstyle.com

VersaceFendiSacai

While you might not want to go as dramatically high as some of the platform soles seen on the catwalks, you can still get a modern, hip look by choosing a slightly lower pair of sandals or boots.

thongs – shoe trends spring 2023

shoe trends spring 2023 - Thong style sandals and boots | 40plusstyle.com

FerragamoMiu MiuLoewe

If you’re heading on vacation this year, then a pair of thong sandals are the perfect choice to pack. As you can see above, you can go as minimal or maximalist as you want, and you’ll still be on trend.

Do you already have many of these shoe trends for spring 2023? Or is there a favorite style you will be investing in this year?

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