Shoe trends for summer 2021 – for all of you who want to know what summer shoes are in style this summer – finally. Here are all the shoe trends for summer 2021 you should know if you need new fancy sandals or other trendy summer shoes. And yes, I am also sharing a 2021 shoe capsule checklist with my favourite summer shoes to make your summer 2021 shoe shopping easier. Scroll down to find the list of all summer 2021 shoe trends and a shoe shopping list for summer 2021 now!
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WHAT SHOES ARE IN FASHION FOR SUMMER 2021?
Heels, heels, heels are in style for summer 2021. After months, after a year of flats, sneakers, and slippers, heels are finally back in fashion. True, Birkenstocks and clogs are in fashion, too. But only for those who need a little break from fashionable sandals with high heels. Ps. Worry not; you won’t need to follow the ugly shoe trend – I found comfortable high heels for you. Scroll down, pick a pair, and hit the pavement in one of the sexiest pumps of the year.
Well, you might want to go through the FAQ about 2021 summer shoe trends first. Or not – and shop for the most fashionable summer shoes immediately. Anyway, it’s up to you. Either way, I will give you a proper introduction to the latest shoe trends.
All in all, I want to present you with all and not just the biggest summer shoe trends before you lose your head over those chic heels.
By the way, you can shop all the shoes mentioned or shown in this article simply by clicking on each pair or by clicking on the underlined text. Once you click on the shoes, a link will take you to the store where I found them / bought them for myself.
Anyway, let’s go through the summer 2021 shoe trend report now.
FAQ SUMMER 2021 SHOE TRENDS
The most fashionable summer 2021 shoes are one finger high heel sandals – toe ring high heel sandals, flat toe ring sandals, high heel thong sandals, flat thong sandals, crochet sandals, flip flop sandals with heels, sandals with ankle belt, platform sandals, stiletto sandals, kitten heel sandals with ankle belt, padded puffy sandals, twist sandals, square toe sandals, chain embellished sandals, and the buckle-strap fisherman’s sandal, tourist sandals – sporty sandals, slingback pumps, mesh pumps, penny loafers, slippers, moccasins, pointy flat mules, flat espadrilles, flat minimalistic slides, sneakers, ballet flats. Other equally stylish summer shoes are woven raffia slides, puffy slide sandals, ruched slip-on leather slides, two strap slides, sneaker sandals, clogs, crocs, toe ring mules, mules with kitten heels, chunky boots, low top canvas sneakers, minimal leather sneakers, slip-on sneakers, skate sneakers, retro tennis sneakers, platform sneakers, and high top canvas sneakers.
Fashionable summer shoes and sandals. And stylish sneakers, of course.
Vegan leather is the most fashionable material for summer shoes in 2021. However, canvas and satin are very fashionable, too.
Ankle belt, padding (check these puffy slide sandals), anklets, a chain (see these chain embellished sandals), T-bar (check these high heel thong sandals), twist detail (see these twist sandals), and the toe strap – toe ring (check these toe ring high heel sandals).
All colors that are in fashion for the clothes and accessories. Obviously, some colours are more fashionable for 2021 summer shoes than others, but you can’t go wrong if you buy a pair of shoes in either of the most stylish summer 2021 colors.
Yes, leopard shoes are fashion for summer 2021.
The square toe shoes! Square toe shoes are very comfortable and fashionable this year.
They are! Patent leather shoes are fashionable this season.
Summer 2021 shoes and sandals in fashion for summer 2021 are puffy slide sandals, one finger high heel sandals – toe ring high heel sandals, flat toe ring sandals, high heel thong sandals, flat thong sandals, crochet sandals, flip flop sandals with heels, sandals with ankle belt, platform sandals, stiletto sandals, kitten heel sandals with ankle belt, chain embellished sandals, puffy padded sandals, twist sandals, square toe sandals, and the buckle-strap fisherman’s sandal, tourist sandals – sporty sandals, slingback pumps, mesh pumps, penny loafers, slippers, moccasins, flat espadrilles, flat minimalistic slides, sneakers, pointy flat mules, ballet flats. Other equally fashionable summer shoes in fashion are woven raffia slides, ruched slip-on leather slides, two-strap slides, sneaker sandals, clogs, crocs, toe ring mules, mules with kitten heels, chunky boots, low top canvas sneakers, minimal leather sneakers, slip-on sneakers, skate sneakers, retro tennis sneakers, platform sneakers, high top canvas sneakers, and wedge espadrilles.
Yes, they are! Espadrilles are in style for 2021. That is why you saw espadrilles listed in SS21 shoe capsule checklist. Espadrilles always find their way back each year. But not all the summer shoes do. Anyways, shop for the must have 2021 espadrilles later in this article.
Yes, they are! Flat shoes are on trend for summer 2021. However, heels are more fashionable than flats this season.
Penny loafers, slippers, moccasins, flat espadrilles, flat thong sandals, flat toe ring sandals, pointy flat mules, flat minimalistic slides, sneakers, padded flip flops, buckle-strap fisherman’s sandals, and ballet flats are in style for summer 2021.
The most fashionable summer slides are puffy slide sandals, woven raffia slides, flat toe ring sandals, flat minimalistic slides, ruched slip-on leather slides, and two-strap slides – furthermore, sneaker slides, clogs, and padded puffy flip flops.
Yes, clogs are back on trend!
Yes, crocs are in style – for now!
Yes, two strap slides are in style for summer 2021.
Yes, heels are back in style for summer 2021!
Kitten or very high! After a year of comfortable flats, it’s time for heels. Equally comfortable, of course. But heels nonetheless.
Yes, sandals are in fashion for summer 2021!
The most fashionable summer 2021 sandals are padded – puffy sandals, one finger high heel sandals, flat toe ring sandals, high heel thong sandals, flat thong sandals, crochet sandals, flip flop sandals with heels, sandals with ankle belt, chain embellished sandals, platform sandals, kitten heel sandals with ankle belt, twist sandals, square toe sandals, puffy slide sandals, sneaker sandals, and the buckle-strap fisherman’s sandal. Tourist sandals – sporty sandals are still in fashion, too. And stiletto sandals are back in style.
Yes, platforms are in fashion for summer 2021!
Fashionable shoes that let you walk and dance from morning till night without any pain.
Sandals for the party, wedding or a date, or brunch; slingbacks, mules, and pumps in summer colours for work; moccasins, penny loafers, sneakers, and ballet flats when it rains in summer or when you need to walk fast, flat slides and espadrilles for summer vacation and seaside. In short, you should choose the shoes depending on the weather and occasion. Luckily, there are fashionable shoes to chose from for any occasion.
Yes, ballet flats are in style for summer 2021. In fact, slingback ballerina flats are the latest shoe trend.
Summer 2021 shoes and sandals in style for summer 2021 are one finger high heel sandals – toe ring high heel sandals, flat toe ring sandals, high heel thong sandals, flat thong sandals, crochet sandals, flip flop sandals with heels, chain embellished sandals, sandals with an ankle belt, platform sandals, stiletto sandals, kitten heel sandals with ankle belt, padded sandals, twist sandals, square toe sandals, the buckle-strap fisherman’s sandal, tourist sandals – sporty sandals, mesh pumps, penny loafers, slingback pumps, pointy flat mules, slippers, moccasins, flat espadrilles, flat minimalistic slides, sneakers, ballet flats. Other equally stylish summer shoes in style are puffy slide sandals, woven raffia slides, ruched slip-on leather slides, two-strap slides, clogs, crocs, toe ring mules, mules with kitten heels, sneaker sandals, chunky boots, low top canvas sneakers, minimal leather sneakers, slip-on sneakers, skate sneakers, retro tennis sneakers, platform sneakers, and high top canvas sneakers.
You should wear clogs when you want to look fashionable and make a fashion statement.
Fashionable summer shoes and sandals that you can walk in.
SUMMER SHOES FOR WOMEN – MUST BUY SUMMER 2021 FASHIONABLE SHOES
Ready for shopping for shoes? I bet you are! Scroll down to find the most beautiful shoes online. The most beautiful summer shoes and sandals I found for you online. I have bought many of these shoes, too!
Well, some of these summer shoes are still on my shoe shopping list, so please, leave size EU36 (if you are shopping for pumps, moccasins, penny loafers, espadrilles, sneakers, or ballet flats) and size EU36.5 if you are shopping for sandals and slides.
Ps. To buy the shoes you like, click on the pair of shoes you want to buy. All the pictures are hyperlinked. Once you click on the shoes, the store window will open for you in the new tab, while this shoe trend report will remain open.
Anyway, enough talking. Get your credit card ready and scroll down to shop for the most fashionable summer shoes and sandals. Ps. Plugin your device to make sure it doesn’t fall asleep just when you want to buy the most fashionable summer sandals – the one finger high heel sandals.
1 ONE FINGER HIGH HEEL SANDALS
Yes, the one finger high heel sandals or the high heel toe ring sandals are the No. 1 most fashionable summer 2021 sandals.
And yes, that makes them so desirable and hard to get – especially in brick and mortar stores. Luckily, it so easy to shop for shoes online.
HERE’S WHERE TO SHOP FOR HIGH HEEL TOE RING SANDALS ONLINE
By the way, I have just bought these chic By far toe ring sandals. They are the prettiest pink sandals ever! Simple yet stylish. And these Aeyde one finger high heel sandals – that I will buy next are the prettiest blue sandals.
2 TOE RING FLAT SANDALS
Do you like the toe ring but not the heels? Worry not; toe ring sandals are on trend, too.
TRENDY FLAT TOE RING SANDALS YOU CAN BUY ONLINE
Don’t like the ankle strap either? Then get toe ring slides instead!
TOE RING SLIDES YOU CAN WEAR INSTEAD OF SANDALS
3 THONG SANDALS
The thong sandals are the second most fashionable sandals for summer 2021. And no, it’s not just the high heel thong sandals that are in style for summer 2021. Flat thong sandals are back in fashion, too.
Here are some thong sandals you will love, for sure. I mean, I love them, and I don’t even like thong sandals!
THE PRETTIEST HIGH HEEL THONG SANDALS OF SUMMER 2021
FASHIONABLE FLAT THONG SANDALS FOR SUMMER 2021
4 CROCHET SANDALS
Now, a new summer sandal trend I am the most excited about – the crochet sandals.
SANDALS TO WEAR ON CASUAL SUMMER DRESSES
5 FLIP FLOP SANDALS WITH HEELS
Flip flops? Yes! But not the flat flip flops. The high heel flip flops are in fashion now.
THE TRENDIEST FLIP FLOP SANDALS WITH HEELS
6 SANDALS WITH AN ANKLE BELT
Sandals with an ankle belt are not only ones of the most fashionable summer 2021 sandals but also the must buy sandals.
Trust me; ankle belt sandals go with everything that you have in your summer 2021 capsule closet. Besides, sandals with an ankle belt are the best party sandals, furthermore the best sandals for a wedding, date or any fancy event.
In short, sandals with an ankle belt are the sandals you will wear the most if you live in the city. By the way, I have just bought these Aquazzura sandals, and I am getting these Dior sandals shortly. I might splurge on these sandals, too.
THE MUST BUY SANDALS TO WEAR ON A SUMMER SKIRT
Ps. If you can afford only one pair of new shoes for summer 2021 – get Stuart Weitzman nudist song sandals. I have them too! And I can swear Stuart Weitzman sandals and Aquazzura sandals are the most comfortable sandals you can buy online and don’t cost a million. Admittedly, they are on the expensive side, but they are worthy of the splurge – especially if you are shopping for sandals to wear to a party.
Mentioning the party, there are a few more party sandals I need to show you.
7 PLATFORM SANDALS
Platform sandals are not only the best 2021 party sandals but also some of the most fashionable summer 2021 shoes to buy.
PLATFORM SANDALS TO WEAR ON YOUR FIRST NIGHT OUT
8 STILETTO SANDALS
For your next dinner date and for the summer wedding, get a pair of fashionable stiletto sandals.
STILETTO SANDALS TO WEAR TO A WEDDING
Are you afraid you might twist your ankles in stiletto heels? You don’t need to! All the sandals from the widget above are tested for quality and comfort.
Nevertheless, you might consider following the next shoe trend instead.
9 KITTEN HEEL SANDALS WTH ANKLE BELT
Kitten heel sandals are stylish summer sandals you can wear for any opportunity – they will never let you down.
By the way, I am getting these Prada kitten heels. Aren’t they the prettiest sandals ever?
PRETTY KITTEN HEEL SANDALS ARE A MUST BUY – CONSIDER BUYING THESE SANDALS
10 SPORTY SANDALS
Are you looking for even more comfort? Wear sporty sandals then! Sporty sandals are still in fashion. And guess what? I have finally found sporty sandals that I like and would actually wear.
SPORTY SANDALS FOR SUMMER 2021 THAT ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY
11 PADDED SANDALS
Well, if you are over the tourist sandal trend, consider following this new summer 2021 shoe trend – the padded sandal.
PADDED SANDALS ARE NEW SUMMER SANDALS FOR 2021
12 CHAIN-EMBELLISHED SANDALS
Chain-embellished summer shoes and sandals are very fashionable, too.
WEAR THESE CHAIN-EMBELLISHED SANDALS ON A SIMPLE SUMMER DRESS OR LINEN PANTS
13 FISHERMAN’S SANDALS
After ages, the buckle-strap fisherman’s sandal is fashionable again. Admittedly you might love or loath the classic buckle-strap fisherman’s sandal, but I’m pretty sure you will love these fisherman’s sandals I have found you. They are the sandals all my French friends will buy this summer.
FISHERMAN’S SANDALS ARE THE BEST SANDALS FOR SUMMER IN EUROPE
14 TWIST SANDALS
My Lebanese friend, Tracy, who loves to follow fun yet sophisticated shoe trends, will buy these twist sandals. Trust Tracy, this is a must follow fashion trend.
ELEGANT AND FUN SUMMER SANDALS TO BUY NOW AND WEAR ALL SUMMER LONG
15 SQUARE TOE SANDALS
Finally, my favorite summer 2021 sandals trend – square toe sandals. Well, you already know that. After all the square toe sandals I have bought, this is quite obvious. By the way, these By Far square toe sandals are my latest purchase.
SQUARE TOE SANDALS YOU SHOULD BUY IMMEDIATELY
Obviously, sandals are not the only summer shoes in fashion this season. There are also the mules, and other boss approved office appropriate summer shoes. Let’s check them out and buy at least three summer shoes for work.
Apart from being the best summer shoes for work, slingbacks are trendy now. Very trendy!
SLINGBACK PUMPS ARE THE BEST SUMMER WORK SHOES – INVEST IN YOUR FAVOURITE PAIR
17 MESH PUMPS
Breathable and fashionable – meet your new summer pumps.
MESH PUMPS ARE A RUNWAY SHOE TREND FOR SUMMER 2021
18 BALLET FLATS
If you prefer flats over heels, consider investing in new ballet flats. Yes, ballet flats are in fashion for summer 2021.
CHIC SUMMER BALLET FLATS YOU WILL WANT TO WEAR ALL DAY LONG
19 CHUNKY LOAFERS
If you need a little heel nonetheless, put on trendy loafers. Here are some fashionable loafers that are perfect for work on a rainy summer day.
TRENDY LOAFERS TO WEAR WHEN IT RAINS
20 KITTEN HEEL MULES
The prettiest work appropriate summer shoes in fashion for summer 2021 are undoubtedly mules with kitten heels.
I already have two pairs of kitten heel mules that I love profoundly, yet I will purchase these, too. And one or two from the widget below.
MULES WITH KITTEN HEELS ARE THE PRETTIEST SUMMER WORK SHOES – BUY THESE
21 POINTY FLAT MULES
If you love mules as much as I do, then you need to follow the next fashion trend – pointy flat mules. Ps. This trend will be big for fall winter 2021/22, also.
POINTY FLAT MULES TO BUY NOW AND WEAR FOR THE NEXT 18 MONTHS
Ps. I have these Malone Souleirs flat pointy mules, and I just love them. They feel like slippers.
By the way, slippers are in fashion for summer 2021, too.
SLIPPERS YOU CAN WEAR AT HOME OR ON THE GO
23 TOE RING MULES
It’s not just the one finger high heel sandals that are on trend for summer 2021, one finger mules are in fashion, too.
THE MOST FASHIONABLE SUMMER MULES 2021
24 FLAT SIMPLE SLIDES
Flat minimalistic slides are another big summer 2021 shoe trend worthy of following thoughtlessly. Well, at least thoughtlessly enough to purchase these Dior flats.
DESIGNER SLIDES YOU SHOULD INVEST IN
There is one more slide trend you need to know before you hit the pavement. Worry not; I promise you will love it. I love it, too.
25 RUCHED SLIP-ON LEATHER SLIDES
The ruched slip-on leather slides trend is the shoe trend you will want to follow wildly- or at least as much as I do. Ps. You will be able to estimate how much is that once I get these ruched slip-on leather slides that I have just ordered.
Ruched slip-on leather slides are must buy slides for the city.
RUCHED SLIP-ON LEATHER SLIDES FOR THE CITY
26 WOVEN RAFFIA SLIDES
For the beach, get woven raffia slides.
Woven raffia summer shoes and sandals are very fashionable for summer 2021.
WOVEN RAFFIA SLIDES ARE PERFECT FOR THE BEACH
27 PUFFY SLIDE SANDALS
Puffy sandals, moreover puffy slide sandals is a fast emerging fashion trend. Expect to see puffy slide sandals everywhere! It is only a matter of days before puffy sandals become the No. 1 most popular summer sandals 2021. They already are the most fashionable slides.
PUFFY SANDALS ARE THE TRENDIEST SUMMER SHOES – GET PUFFY SLIDE SANDALS NOW!
28 SNEAKER SANDALS
Do you find it fun to follow ugly shoe trends? Then you must learn everything about the next summer 2021 shoe trend – a hybrid between a sneaker and sandal – sneaker sandal!
SNEAKER SANDALS ARE THE BEST SLIDES FOR WALKING
Yes, clogs are in fashion for summer 2021. Plastic clogs, including crocs are in style. Hopefully not for long!
Don’t get me wrong, I won’t judge you if you wear crocs, but I think you deserve slightly more dazzling clogs for summer 2021 – like these Bottega Veneta clogs.
FASHION CLOGS 2021 YOU WILL WANT TO TRY
Now back to chic summer sandals and slides everyone likes – espadrilles. Yes, espadrilles are in fashion for summer 2021. And yes, even wedge espadrilles are in style. However, you should know that flat espadrilles are slightly more fashionable than wedge espadrilles.
FLAT ESPADRILLES ARE SHOES YOU NEED FOR SUMMER VACATION 2021
If you prefer wedge espadrilles, nonetheless, get wedge espadrilles that tie around the ankle, wedge espadrilles in embroidered cotton, or crochet wedge espadrilles. Crochet shoes are on trend, and wedge espadrilles are perfect to wear if you want to follow this shoe trend.
THE MOST FASHIONABLE WEDGE ESPADRILLES 2021
Moccasins, the best sailing shoes for women who want to look stylish on the deck, are finally back in style.
Browse through the widget below to shop for some fashionable moccasins that are perfect for sailing and go with your favourite summer dress.
FASHIONABLE MOCCASINS TO WEAR ON A BOAT
32 TWO STRAP SLIDES
If you are staying home all summer long, get a pair of two strap slides. And yes, by that I mean Birkenstocks but also all the fashionable two strap slides from the widget below.
THE MOST STYLISH TWO STRAP SLIDES YOU CAN BUY ONLINE
33 CHUNKY BOOTS
Finally, the last summer 2021 shoe trend you need to know – chunky boots.
TRENDY BOOTS YOU CAN WEAR IN SUMMER, TOO
WHAT SUMMER SHOES AND SANDALS TO WEAR TOMORROW?
Any of the fashionable summer shoes and sandals I have linked for you above! So, better scroll back up at once and get a pair of the most fashionable 2021 summer shoes. You deserve it! By the way, what are your favourite 2021 summer shoe trends? Is there a summer shoe trend 2021 you don’t like at all? Let me know in the comments below. I really want to know. Up next: What summer shoes and sandals to wear to work.