Last Updated on December 7, 2023 by Eve Dawes
11 biggest trending womens shoes to love this season
Trending summer shoes for women for 2024 range from practical to retro to super colorful. With over 230 fashion shows during the spring/summer 2024 season, it’s easy to pick out the shoes trends. Get your feet and toes ready as there’s a lot of barely there styles! I’m loving all of the towering platforms (still in style), wedges, glam sandals, flip flops, knife-point stilettos, loafers and Mary Jane shoes are wearing this Summer and trending flats for 2024. I’m personally skipping the kitten heels trend, I can’t think of anything less flattering but you do you. Here’s the biggest 2024 Summer shoe trends to jump on now. I’ve already blogged about the biggest Summer fashion trends and trending bags so now I’m turning the focus to one of my favorite things to shop for, shoes and summer heels for 2024!
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11 Trending women’s Summer shoes 2024
There are lots of retro shapes trending for womens 2024 summer shoes and I’m all on favor of anything that elongates my legs which a lot of this years summer heels definitely do. Although I’ll be the skipping both the swiffers and kitten heels. I’m not here to clean your floors and they seem ridiculously unhygienic. When it comes to kitten heels, are they really even a heel?!
A lot of these shoe trends are set to stick around for Fall too from the heels to the trending flats for 2024, ensuring the best CPW.
- Kitten heels
- Knife stiletto heels
- Minimalist strappy sandals
- Peep toes
- Flip flops
- Metallic and crystal ballet flats
- Slouchy boots
Summer Shoe Trend 2024 #1 Platforms | The Summer heels to be seen in
You can’t have missed this shoe trend from last year that’s still in style for 2024. From the runways to the high streets they’re everywhere and one of the top trending shoes for women this year. From platforms to flatforms, white platform heels to the brightest highlighter colors.
They’re so much more comfortable than stilettos while still making legs look impossibly lean. They’re perfect styled with other trends for Summer 2024 including mini skirts and jeans. I picked up a white pair and pink satin pair as I they’re my top shoe go-to this season.
Shop the trending platforms for Summer 2024
2. Womens Loafers | Trending Flats 2024
Loafers are probably the most comfortable and practical of these trending shoes for Summer 2024 and expect the trend to keeping going for Fall and Winter too. It’s the model off duty shoe of choice this season that Hailey Bieber keeps being spotted in. While chunky sole loafers are the most on trend, I personally prefer to invest in more classic styles that I can wear year after year.
I’ve hunted down the best cream and neutral loafers for this Summer shoe trend edit but will add lots more black styles to the Fall shoe trend edit.
Shop the trending summer 2024 womens loafers
3. Women’s heel sandals 2024 trends | Mules and open toe sandals
Heeled mules are a classic summer shoe that always seems to be back in style every Summer. They’re are another shoe trend that’s still going strong from last Summer so time to get your Summer pedicures. These are the white heeled mules I have, which I find run true to size. They’re my go to summer heels for 2024 when I want something a bit lower than my white platforms.
These super cute styles are perfect styled with all of your summer dresses and jean shorts. While a lot of mules tend to be kitten heels like Manolo Blahnik Maysale there are lots of higher heel versions around this year. I tend to go for the pyramid heels so they don’t sink into the grass.
I went for white as it’s such a versatile color but there are so many fun styles and colors around this Summer to be able to create trending monochromatic looks. Plus the heel isn’t too high and is thicker for walking across the grass at parties and the races.
Shop the trending mules and open toe sandals for Summer 2024
4. Women’s Summer Shoe Trends 2024 | Kitten heels
Another super practical and functional women’s shoe trend for Summer 2024. People seem to either love them or hate them. I’m in the hate them camp as they do nothing for my short, muscular legs but a lot of my tall friends love them.
This years summer fashion trends has so many retro silhouettes and trends coming back. From retro bags to shoes and clothing. The kitten heels to wear this summer are barely there. The lower the better for this micro heel trend.
Shop the micro kitten heels | Trending shoes for women 2024
Think micro kitten heel styles for this summer shoe trend. A lot of these shoes also check off the mules trend at the same time.
5. Knife stiletto heels
This is obviously a 2024 shoe trend I’m all over. Give me a high stiletto heel for some power dressing any day. It’s set to be one of the most popular heels of Spring/Summer 2024 and was definitely one of the most seen style of shoes on the Spring Summer 2024 runways. As seen at Valentino, Saint Laurent, Prada, Acne Studios, and Louis Vuitton to name a few.
6. Minimalist strappy sandals trend
Trending womens shoes for Summer 2024 include barely there sandals in all heel heights including flats and flip flops. I bought my gladiator sandals in Greece back in 2015 and have been waiting for them to come back in style again. For the most seamless and leg lengthening look with knee high sandals go for tan and neutral colors that won’t cut off your leg line.
For an edgier look the black ankle length and shorter styles give contrast to white summer dresses. What I love about so many of the trending shoes and flats this year is that they’re practical, comfortable and make a statement, they’re not just there.
Shop the minimalist 2024 sandal trend
I have these tan sandals on order as my knee high pair are a bit big to pack for Europe as I’m trying to pack for 5 weeks. Whereas these are much less bulky and perfect for walking around cities during the day so get some air to your feet. These are the cutest trending flats for 2024 to try out this trend this summer.
7. Peep toe shoes trend 2024
2024 fashion seems to be either minimalistic or embellished for a lot of instances. Peep toes from heels to flats, mules to boots were seen everywhere from Sportmax to Burberry, Versace and Louis Vuitton. So style them with everything from monochromatic looks with a matching set or to an all white outfit. This green pair absolutely nails this women’s sandals trend for 2024.
8. Summer shoe trends 2024 | Flip flops
Get your feet at the ready! The quintessential vacation flat is making it’s way to the streets. As seen at Miu Miu, Hermès, Chanel, The Row, JW Anderson, Coperni and more Spring Summer 2024 runway shows. I’m starting my baby feet masks now while it’s boot season ready to brave this trend in the New Year.
9. Ballet flats
These are one of the more comfortable trending women’s summer shoes for 2024 but smarter, more ladylike and office appropriate than flip flops. It’s not the first or the last time ballet flats will be in style. However, for 2024, this shoe trends is all about high shine, crystal embellishments and metallics to give them more of a glam factor. Although you can never go wrong with versatile neutrals too.
As seen at Chanel, Loewe,Versace, Alaïa, and Burberry 2024 fashion shows.
Shop trending shoes for women | ballet flats edit
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10. Swiffer shoes
Love them or hate them these long stranded shoes were all over the Spring Summer 2024 runway shoes. Whether they translate or not into real life is yet to be determined so keep your eyes peeled or you could just grab a pair of mop slippers from Amazon and get your cleaning done at the same time!
As seen in all colors from flats to heels at Erdem, Marco Capaldo, Mugler, 16Arlington, Roksanda, and Balenciaga.
11. Women’s shoes trending 2024 | Slouchy Boots
A runway trend that’s wearable in real life! Think adjustable boots, ultra slouchy, wide fits and extreme silhouettes for the most on trend looks.
For a more wearable, everyday look, think a more pared down, conservative version that’s less of a tripping hazard.