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Cinderella’s iconic slippers were glass, Dorothy’s shoes were ruby red, and Carrie Bradshaw’s heel obsession lives on in all of us. Just as those iconic Manolo’s found their way back into the zeitgeist, statement shoes stepped boldly onto the scene this year. If one shoe outshined the rest, it was most certainly Versace’s covetable Medusa Aevitas Platform Pumps that reached new heights, both figuratively and literally. Seen on everyone from Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Florence Pugh, Dua Lipa, Ashley Park, et al, replicas of the style have been trending on the internet since their splashy drop.

As for this year’s other big shoe trends:  Sculptural mules, chunky lug-soled boots, clunky loafers, shimmery sandals, slinky sling-backs, and sky-high platforms have all made their mark in vibrant colors, playful prints, and rhinestones galore. To inspire your shoe wardrobe, here is GRAZIA’S curated round-up of this year’s hottest trends.


statement sandals

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

SHOP NOW: Gianvito Rossi Bijoux Crystal Napa Ankle-Cuff Sandals, $1,495 via Neiman Marcus 

SHOP NOW: Off White Strappy Sandals, $1,185, via Farfetch


Courtesy of Farfetch

SHOP NOW: Jimmy Choo Thyra 100mm Sandals, $2,295 via Farfetch

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

SHOP NOW: Valentino Garavani Rose Atelier Metallic Slingback Pumps, $1,250 via Moda Operandi

SHOW NOW: Bottega Veneta Feather Sandals, $1,390, via Farfetch

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SHOP NOW: Versace Medusa Aevitas Platform Pumps, $1,425 via Saks Fifth Ave
SHOP NOW: AQUAZZURA metallic leather platform sandals, $895, via
Courtesy of Valentino

SHOP NOW: Valentino Garavani Tan-Go Platform Pump In Patent Leather 155 MM, $1,100 via Valentino

Courtesy of D’Accori

SHOP NOW: D’Accori Belle Sandals, $899 via D’Accori

Courtesy of Saint Laurent

SHOP NOW: Saint Laurent Jodie Platform Peep-toe Pump in Quilted Leather, $1,095 via Saint Laurent



Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

SHOP NOW: JW Anderson Chain Embellished Leather Loafer Mules, $675 via Net-A-Porter

SHOP NOW: CHLOÉ Jamie scalloped leather platform loafers, $950, via Net-A-Porter


Courtesy of Prada

SHOP NOW: Prada Monolith Brushed Leather Loafers, $1,070 via Prada

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

SHOP NOW: Gucci Hunder Crystal Embellished Leather Platform Loafers, $980 via Net-A-Porter

Courtesy of Mytheresa


SHOP NOW: Stella McCartney Emilie Faux Leather Loafers, $626 via Mytheresa


SHOP NOW: Versace Studded Ankle Boots, $2004, via Farfetch
Courtesy of Versace

SHOP NOW: Versace Intrico Leather Ankle Boots, $1,350 via Versace

Courtesy of Lyst

SHOP NOW: Miu Miu Chain Lace-up Boots, $1,363 via Lyst

Courtesy of Bottega Veneta

SHOP NOW: Bottega Veneta Tire Boot, $1,350 via Bottega Veneta

Courtesy of Balenciaga

SHOP NOW: Balenciaga Women’s Essex 110MM Boot, $1,890 via Balenciaga 

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Ave

SHOP NOW: Prada Monolith Leather & Nylon Lug-Sole Combat Boots, $1,450 via Saks Fifth Ave