The 100 Best Shoes for Spring

Step into spring with ELYSIAN’s guide to the latest shoe trends

As the weather gets warmer footwear styles become more daring. Spring is a time to put our best, and most excitingly festooned, foot forward. Jolie-laide is a phrase that’s being batted around quite a bit when it comes to describing the latest footwear trends in Spring/Summer 2018. Translating literally into oxymoron “beautiful-ugly”, it’s a French term for  a woman whose face is attractive despite having, shall we say, unique features. In fashion parlance, jolie-laide is used to describe designs that are unconventionally beautiful. It’s a trend that shows up perennially and, by all accounts, it appears to be in back full force in 2018.

Shoe styles to expect this spring range from python-clad cowboy boots to futuristic, space-age sneakers to sporty stilettos with avant-garde heels. We can also expect to see the return of gold-standard bedazzled and embellished showstoppers as well as bright-colored mules and kitten heels (pink is in this year).

Christian Louboutin Spiked T-Strap Pump

Versace Mule Sandals

Fendi Mixed Media Skimmer

Saint Laurent Betty Ankle Boots

Marskinryyppy Pauwau & Suede Sandals

Antolina Ramona Platform Sandals

Gianvito Rossi Satin Sandals

Versace Baroque Mules

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Knit Boots

Manolo Blahnik Suede & PVC Sandals

Balenciaga Spiked Patent-Leather Mules

Chloe Python Leather Sandals

Alaia Flower-Embellished Sandals

Fendi Slingback Mules

Alexander McQueen Studded Booties

Fendi Flat Leather Mules

Miu Miu Metallic Stretch-Knit Booties

Manolo Blahnik Vorga Linen Mule

Christian Louboutin Velvet Mule

Gucci Regina Studded Sandal

Givenchy Mink Block Heels

Balmain Chain-Trimmed Boots

Gucci Tiger-Bit Loafers

Balenciaga Knit Sneakers

Gucci Daisy Ankle-Strap Pump

Gucci Falacer Jeweled Trainers

Saint Laurent Crystal-Embellished Bootie

Chloe Lauren Block-Heel Slides

Balenciaga Knit Sneakers

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Asymmetric

Dries Van Noten Brocade Bootie

Gucci Princetown Floral-Print Mules

Gucci Candy Sequined Knit Bootie

Chloé Riley Snakeskin Boot

Gucci Ophelia Embroidered Pumps

Valentino Garavani DollyBow Pumps

Valentino Garavani Runway Sandals

Gucci Candy Metallic Mule

Versace Over-the-Knee Embellished Cross Boot

Miu Miu Jeweled-Heel Pumps

Gucci Fosca Boot

Stuart Weitzman Donna Sandals

Rene Caovilla Snake Coil Sandals

Fendi Pearl-Beaded Sock Sneakers

Miu Miu Slingback Pumps

Gucci Caspar Embroidered Pump

Valentino Garavani Rainbow Sandals

Manolo Blahnik Calf-Hair & Crystal Bootie

Gucci Candy Bow Mules

Rene Caovilla Fabric Slingbacks

Miu Miu Glitter Bow Mules

Fendi Mesh Slingbacks

Rene Caovilla Suede Platforms

Gianvito Virtua PVC Mules

Stuart Weitzman Colorblock Sandals

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Pumps

Balenciaga Colorblock Sock Sneakers

Stuart Weitzman Botantist Sandals

Sophia Webster Jumbo Lilico Leather Sandal

Alaia Bombe Studded Sandals

Prada Colorblock Slingbacks

Zac Posen Daniella Mules

Malone Souliers Two-Strap Mules

JW Anderson Logo Canvas Pumps

Christian Louboutin Lizabeth Pump

Balenciaga Mixed-Media Lace-Up Sneakers

Dolce & Gabbana Cutout Leather Mules

Giuseppe Zanotti Embellished Slingback Pumps

Castaner x Manolo Blahnik Espadrilles

Jimmy Choo Lancer Pumps

Gucci Constanze Platform Sandals

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Knit Ankle Joggers

Sophia Webster Coco Crystal Pump

Tabitha Simmons Sandals

Rene Caovilla Beaded Ankle-Coil Flats

Philosophy di Lorzeno Serafini Snakeskin Boots

Prada Logo-Print Slingbacks

Proenza Schouler Eyelet Mules

JW Anderson Leather Pumps

Roger Vivier Strass Flat Mules

Stuart Weitzman Two-Tone Sandals

Tom Ford Suede Boots

Miu Miu Jeweled Skimmer

Pierre Hardy Sock Sneakers

Marco de Vincenzo Mirror-Leather Boots

Valentino Garavani Slingback Pumps

Fendi Crystal Mesh Slingbacks

Aquazzura Strappy Slides

Marco de Vincenzo Pumps

Prada Point-Toe Kiltie Pumps

Chloe Embossed Leather Combat Boots

Sanayi313 Anchor-Embroidered Mules

Loewe Leather Slingbacks

Dries Van Noten Brocade Boots

Paul Andrew Illusion Sandal

Christian Louboutin Gladiator Sandals

Yuul Yie Slingback Pumps

Attico Diletta Bolero Sandal

Aeyde Leila Snake Boots

Malone Souliers Pumps


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