Another season of fashion month is in the books, which means that we at Fashionista have been busy tracking the biggest trends on the runways and building our spring shopping lists. And while the clothes gave us a lot to dream about and save up for in the months to come, it's the bags and shoes that really grabbed our wallets' attention. There was a lot of good stuff going on with accessories for Spring 2019, especially in the shoe department: Designers from New York to Paris sprinkled the runways with statement-making footwear, giving us a plethora of options to wear on our feet come March. (Provided the weather cooperates, of course.)
For the ruffle-wearing afternoon tea-goers, there were candy-colored gingham boots, courtesy of Thom Browne – though Miu Miu's bubblegum pink satin, pearl and bow embellished platforms would also be a winning choice among ladies who lunch. Then, for the "need to make an entrance" influencer set, brands like Area, Altuzarra, Pyer Moss and Jacquemus served up playful pointed-toe pumps — done in both kitten heel and sky-high stiletto iterations with colorful beaded fringe and seashell accents.
Labels like Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Celine and Christopher Kane catered to the rocker crowd with mixed-media and super glossy leather ankle boots, as well as with sleek neon snakeskin heels and glitzy diamond-studded patent slingbacks. And for cool minimalists or those looking for breathable footwear, a number of designers showed perforated boots or netted sandals.
But, of course, there were plenty of sneakers: Commes Des Garçons got in on the dad sneaker game with an extra chunky white pair, where Acne Studios took inspiration from those water shoes you can hike in. Meanwhile, Off-White and Nike revealed a covetable neon track sneaker with a sole bolstered by grippy racer spikes.
This list of our favorites shoes from Spring 2019 could go on forever, but we've narrowed it down to 44 pairs to get you pumped up (sometimes literally) for next season. Check them all out in the gallery below.
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