Shoes and sandals with elasticated heel this spring is confidently taking over store shelves and streets. No wonder - such shoes are more comfortable than mules, which tend to slip off their feet, and more practical than closed shoes, for which sometimes it is already too hot. We will tell you which models to pay attention to first.
Text: Tanya Reshetnik
The Seoul-based designer pays special attention to detail (take a look at the drawstring at the backs) and color. Not a single collection of the brand is complete without delicate pastel colors. This spring, many brands are betting on the color of the chicken and are not mistaken - after a long winter, the last thing you want to do is wear black shoes.
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Sky blue boats with bows will come to the rescue when ordinary sneakers do not save you - for example, if you want to run to a party after work, and not home. Such a pair will turn a simple combination of jeans and a white T-shirt into an outfit for going out, while an overly strict business suit, on the contrary, will soften. In general, solid pluses (except for the price).
A relatively fresh brand of bags and shoes “not like everyone else's” - with unnoticeable at first glance, but unusual details and obvious nostalgia for the 90s and early 2000s. A baguette bag (another hit of this spring) in python colors and a light dress in a small flower are asking for laconic shoes. May is outside the window!
A good shoe brand makes shoes with a comfortable last, not forgetting to look towards the catwalk trends. Vagabond also has shoes with elasticated backs - these are flat sandals and sandals with small heels. The latter come across in boring colors - for example, like this tender salmon pair.
Braided shoes are still relevant, although there are already significantly fewer of them this spring than last. If you like a fancy textured pattern, we recommend choosing shoes with glass-heels and elasticated heels - two trends for the price of one.
A couple of years ago, we together changed into grandmothers, and this summer we are waiting for the rebirth of comfortable leather slippers - now with elastic bands on the back, so as not to lose the shoe for sure. Such shoes are a good alternative to boring birkenstock and too strict loafers - they will not get lost even in the company of a business suit.
For those who want everything at once - mesh, vinyl, cowboy heel and neon in a pair of Toga. The seemingly comfortable model won ten out of ten in the competition for the most trendy pair. We advise you not to shade and wear with other spring hits: mesh bikers, tops with bare shoulders and microbags.
Aside from the chunky sneakers that you probably see several times a day, Eytys do something between clogs and sandals. A small platform, wide heel, soft heel - this seems to be one of the most comfortable pairs for spring. True, fair skin will have to be taken care of with special diligence.
& Other Stories
And again, two in one - Swedes & Other Stories decided to fit three trends in one pair: an elastic back, thin ribbons around the ankle and a square nose. It came out surprisingly neat and, it seems, even convenient. The best company for such shoes is loose jackets with an emphasis on the waist, midi dresses and bicycles.
Hiker's sandals have not disappeared anywhere - this spring they just became not so bright and massive. A good example is a pair of COS, which you can easily imagine on the feet of a novice raver or at a deck chair in a park. In a word, a useful thing.
Square toe, stacked heel, weaving - Topshop designers take everything from life. If flattering shoes are your favorite trick, try pairing with beige bicycles and a matching sweatshirt in the same color. Trench coat and bag to match - optional.
Photos: Vagabond, Net-A-Porter (1, 2), Need Supply Co., Zara, Mango, Matchesfashion (1, 2), & Other Stories, COS, Topshop