There are lots of fashion trends happening in footwear for Spring-Summer 2019 – 80’s disco, nautical surf, urban trail, dad sneakers 2.0, fringe fest. See what they are and where to get the in the Netherlands.
Here in Holland, when the fields turn yellow with daffodils, fuchsia with tulips and lilac with hyacinths, you know it’s time for new spring shoes! But before heading off to the nearest schoenenwinkel, let’s talk about the season’s big trends in ladies shoes (spoiler alert – wooden clogs are not on the list).
DAD SNEAKERS 2.0 – the ugly ‘dad’ sneaker trend continues into spring with new iterations, whether that be with mixed media on top or even more exaggerated bottoms. Shown above (clockwise from bottom left): Versace animal print suede and calf hair sneaker (€1070 Stylebop), Bronx suede and snake print sneaker (€145 Spartoo), Kenzo ‘Sonic’ pink animal print sneaker (€269 Spartoo), Scotch & Soda ‘Celest’ beige and pink sneaker (€99.90 Hudson’s Bay), Karl Lagerfeld ‘KL61720’ white/tan dad sneakers (€219.95 Hudson’s Bay), Steve Madden ‘Cliff’ yellow/black/animal print sneakers (€119.99 Nelson)
HEEL-LO THERE: not just any heel will do this season. Check out the incredible architecture achievements above (clockwise from bottom left): Maison Margiela ‘Decolte’ pump with sculpted wood and metal heel (€690 Italist), Saint Laurent ankle strap dress sandal on YSL-logo metal heel (€950 Italist), Balmain platform sandal with 3-piece heel (€990 Italist), Givency sandal with G-logo metal box heel (€650 Italist), Neous ‘Gia’ leather slide on wood and lucite sphere heel (€485 Stylebop), Jacquemus suede mule on jeweled low heel (€509 Stylebop)
FRINGE FEST: fringe and feathers are hot trends in footwear ornamentation for Spring 2019. Shown above (clockwise from bottom left): Alexander McQueen high heel thong sandal with fringe detailing (€590 Italist), Robert Clergerie ‘Astral’ leather kiltie slide on EVA platform base (€450 Stylebop), Gucci ‘Marmont’ GG-logo suede slide with fringe ornamentation (€595 LN-CC), Airstep ‘Ramos’ fringe and grommet flat t-strap thong sandal (€145 Spartoo), Minelli ‘Daisy’ suede T-strap flat sandal with fringe detail (€89 Hudson’s Bay), Mjus ‘Lola’ ankle lace wedge platform sandal with fringe detail (€145 Spartoo)
80’s DISCO: platforms and bling just spin me round like a record baby. Shown above (clockwise from bottom left): Saint Laurent ‘Paige’ ankle-tie platform sandal (€895 Italist), Miu Miu ‘Plato’ glitter quarter strap platform sandal (€650 Italist), Replay ‘Junet’ 2-strap platform sandal (€99.99 Wehkamp), Stuart Weitman ‘Peridot’ rhinestone dress sandal (€498 Stuart Weitzman), Casadei python-print platform slide (€750 Italist), Michael Kors glitter birdcage dress sandal (€195 Wehkamp)
BIKER BABE: these tough looking motorcycle sandals just exude confidence (and playful roughness). Shown above (clockwise from bottom left): Dr Marten ‘Adaira’ moto gladiator leather sandal (€145 Spartoo), SeeByChloe ghillie lace boot sandal (€355 Spartoo), Airstep ‘Noa’ open-toe platform boot sandal with large metal buckle (€189 Spartoo), Steffen Schraut flat leather slingback sandal with rivet detailing (€285 Stylebop), PS Poelman quarter strap footbed sandal with metal buckles (€59.99 Nelson), Mjus ‘Temple Clou’ T-strap sandal with metal studs and buckles (€135 Spartoo), MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Blaze’ high heel 2-piece sandal with buckles (€195 Spartoo)
BRAID-Y BUNCH: braided straps and woven uppers are a big trend for spring-summer 2019 as seen above (clockwise from bottom left): Stuart Weitzman ‘Elsie’ braided upper sandal on espadrille wedge platform (440 Stuart Weitzman), Malone Souliers ‘Maureen’ woven high heel dress mules (€695 Harrods), Unisa ‘Maela’ woven upper slingback sandal on wood heel (€99.90 Hudson’s Bay), Ancient Greek Sandals braided strap toe thong sandal (€160 Italist), Ancient Greek Sandals multi-colored braided leather toe thong sandal (€165 Italist), SeeByChloe braided leather fisherman sandal (€295 Spartoo)
URBAN TRAIL: the classic ‘Teva’ sport sandal has been reinterpreted for city dwellers this season who may be using their sandal to go shopping rather than hiking. Shown above (clockwise from bottom left): Ugg ‘Silverlake’ double-strap sport sandal with fur detailing (€149.95 Hudson’s Bay), Teva ‘W Sanborn Universal’ footbed sandal with nylon straps (€69.99 Nelson), Teva ‘Hurricane XLT2’ hiking sandal with rugged outsole (€69.99 Perry Sport), Steve Madden ‘Sublime’ mesh upper sport sandal (€89.99 Invito), Unisa snake-print and metallic footbed sandal (€89.90 Hudson’s Bay), Prada quarter-strap sport sandal with nylon straps on EVA base (€460 LN-CC)