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7 shoe trends for spring 2021

The time has come – spring has sprung. Wondering what spring 2021 will bring? Well, the shoe world this season is all about comfort and ease of use. While it's not quite time to trade those warm winter boots for a pair of crisp spring shoes just yet, we can still be excited about what we'll be wearing soon. Here we list 7 shoe trends for spring 2021.

Low heels

Based on the current need for comfort, one of the most prominent styles of Spring 2021 is the low block heels and kitten heels in a range of models. There's something delicate and feminine about the low heel spotted on the Spring-Summer 2021 runways, either in a block heel or as a kitten variant. The coming season is all about small heels and more versatile flats, so these tommy hilfiger espadrilles are a great choice to add to your shoe closet.

The gladiator returns

It was only a matter of time before this ancient shoe trend made a comeback, and this season the gladiator has made a comeback. You can never go wrong with the summery sunkissed look, and a gladiator is probably the most surprising shoe style of 2021. Whether it's a high heel, kitten heel or flip-flop style, the gladiator is sure to be super-fashionable.


Mules, the big shoe trend of 2017 and 2018, were somewhat back in 2020, ahead of the pandemic. But after a year full of difficulties, it makes sense that the easiest silhouette of shoes has stuck. For 2021, designers gave the mules simple, graphic updates, from stripes to almost wedges – a distinctive twist on the styles of past years.

Luxury Flipflops

If you thought flip-flops were hip last season, get ready for a veritable flood of flip-flops this year. At a time when comfort is paramount, we're not surprised to see a beach favorite on the catwalks. They get a sturdy and chic upgrade with materials such as leather and thick rubber soles.

Sporty Sneakers

Sneakers have always been an obvious choice for any season, including Spring 2021. Whether you're opting for a high top that's back on the road, a chunky, oversized sneaker that's been on trend for a while, or a comfortable, high-quality model such as the gabor sneakers, sporty sneakers are a must.


A standout detail for both heels and sandals, wrap-around ankle straps are a trend that will be seen a lot this season. This style emphasizes your legs in an elegant way and gives every outfit a refined look.


Last but not least, the clog is back to accompany us outside – popping up in colors and styles that beg to be seen. The clogs trend is rooted in a return to the classics. There is a desire for something that will last, and the clog is one of those shoes that will stand the test of time.