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The 8 Boldest Shoe Trends From Paris Fashion Week

From flatforms to fluted heels.

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Paris Fashion Week 2021 shoe trends are retro and futuristic. See the best ones, here.
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Paris Fashion Week brought its A-game when it comes to footwear. From go-go boots to rainbow platform sandals, read on for all of the shoe trends you’re about to see everywhere — straight from the Spring 2022 runways of Paris.

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“Performance” Sneakers

Collections like Chloé, Lanvin, and Loewe showed off performance-inspired sneakers that manage to be stylish and athletically superior.
Courtesy of Kenneth Ize

Birkenstocks Slides

It’s clear that this go-to off-duty shoe is here to stay with design houses like Chloé and Kenneth Ize debuting variations on the iconic sandal for their Spring 2022 collections.
Courtesy of Schiaparelli

Retro Bubble Platforms

Remember Ferragamo’s iconic rainbow platform heels? Well that alternating color style is back in all its retro glory, via designers like Schiaparelli and Stella McCartney.
Courtesy of Chanel

Fluted Heels

If you want a classic look that’s still sculptural, consider the fluted heel that’s back in style, thanks to the likes of Roger Vivier and Chanel.
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Pointed Toes

Get ready for elongated feet as French designers like Balenciaga and Miu Miu are dictating that pointed-toed shoes are in. Whether loafers, thigh-high boots, or something in between, it’s a shape you’re about to see everywhere.
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The shoes of your ’90s childhood are back with a vengeance. Giambattista Valli, Loewe, and Dries van Noten all showed the clear rubberized material on the Spring 2022 runways, from gladiator sandals to sneakers.
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Patent Leather Boots

Dior and Givenchy have spoken. Patent leather boots are emerging from the go-go dancer days of the 1960s and headed straight for your Spring 2022 wardrobe. Wear them with everything from sleek leather pants to mod mini dresses.
Courtesy of Hermès

Flatform Sandals

Whether you love a gladiator, a 2000s flip flop heel, or a classic slide, make sure that your sandals are flatforms this coming Spring. Spotted at Hermès, Chloé, and more, it’s a trend everyone will wear when the warm weather comes around.

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