8 Shoe Trends in 2021 From Clogs, Ballet Flats to Fuzzy Slippers

Get ready to see these 8 shoe trends everywhere in 2021 from clogs to ballet shoes to fuzzy slippers.




Last Updated: January 19th, 2021

8 Shoe Trends in 2021 From Clogs, Ballet Flats to Fuzzy Slippers

A new pair of shoes will instantly transform your wardrobe even if you keep all other aspects of your wardrobe the same. In 2021 one of the easiest way to upgrade your wardrobe is with your footwear.

This year designers have designed a lot of shoe trends that will really transform and wow your wardrobe. With a few exceptions, most of the 2021 shoe trends are a design from the past but with some few modifications.

Some designs are based on the retro styles from the 70's and 80's decades. These designs have come back with vengeance. If you would go through your parents closet or a local thrift store you might find some of these designs there.

2021 shoe trends will also be leaning towards the fuzzy slippers which are both practical and casual wear. For the classics that will be coming back in 2021 will be the ballet flats and loafers. This classics are not showing any design of slowing down in these decade.

Floral shoes, printed pumps to embroidered sneakers are not going anywhere, they will be also around in 2021.

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Clog Shoes Trends in 2021 Some people call this shoes "ugly" but they have crept back from the ‘70s and they are here to stay in 2021.

Nothing much has changed in these shoes from their original silhouette, being chunky and wood-soled platforms are an easy slide to wear.

The good thing with these shoes is that they go with everything from a pair of jeans to a corduroy mini skirt. These shoes draw the ultimate classic inspiration from the likes of Stella McCartney, Hermès and Bally.


Flower Shoes trends in 2021 From Valentino to Roger Vivier, Stella Jean and more, designers are embracing these trend in 2021 and it's most likely to go throughout in the decade.

Whether you'll be looking for an allover floral pattern to bold embellishments, this shoe will be blooming all over in 2021.

Fuzzy Slipper Slides

Fuzzy Slippers Slides in 2021 These furry slides will be coming out of the bedroom and onto the streets in 2021. One of the most head-turning trends of 2021. Thanks to the designers like Ralph & Russo, Molly Goddard and Balenciaga.

Designer companies such as Steve Madden have experienced upticks in demand for these slippers where they accounted 9 percent of the company's sales this year compared to the year ago.

The faux fur and shearling have been the most popular and will continue to be more popular in 2021. This is because their soles are designed for mainly outdoor use and indoor use.

Chain Detail

Chain Detail Shoes in 2021 Adding a little extra metal detailing is the current shoe trend in 2021. Most of the iconic brands like Victoria Beckham, Tom Ford, Versace have added that little piece of hardware to almost everything.

The ‘70s and ‘80s classics are being easily changed totally around by this chain detail. This chain detail also amplifies every subtle look you're wearing.

Menswear Shoes

Menswear Shoes in 2021 Let me tell you that this shoe works for everyone. This shoe has worked very well that even designers like Vien, Chanel and Louis Vuitton are copying it in 2021.

Borrow from the boys this year when it comes to shoe trends then keep it classic with a pair that you'll make your personal style throughout the years to come.

Cozy Big Strap Sandals

Cozy big strap sandals trend in 2021 This leather embellishments are here to stay in 2021. Popularity of these Birkenstock-style sandals is continuing to grow which has lead to designers like Valentino and Boss to jump on board.

Don't be confused by the word chunky because Birkenstock is well known for producing very high quality comfortable sandals. The shock-absorbing footbed is super soft and gentle on the feet. It provides extra cushioning, rubber sole that offers extra traction and ample arch support.

That's why this sleek pair is the brand's most popular style.

Ballet Flats

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Ballet-inspired flats will forever be a classic. Michelle Obama, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly all mastered the chic shoe style.

Stock up on a few extra pairs and wear them with boyfriend jeans, party dresses and work wear throughout 2021.


British wellies in 2021 No need to worry anymore in 2021 when it comes to the wet season. This British style has been embraced by almost all designers from Celine to Koche.

The classic wellie boot made of rubber which is a to-the-knee pull-on boot style has been doing very well in the past runway season and it will continue to do very well in 2021.

Your feet will thank you.


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