Spring is almost here, which means it’s time for a wardrobe refresh. Rumor has it that the defining item of the season will be — drum roll, please — the shoe. Whether you’re a sandal or a heel kind of gal, we’ve rounded up the 4 standout kicks that are bound to make a statement this spring.


Photography provided by Chanel

Chanel Calfskin Mules

Allowing his muses to walk the beach runway barefoot, Karl Lagerfeld put his mules front and center in his models’ hands during Chanel’s spring/summer 2019 show. In true Chanel form, the opened-back shoes are timelessly chic with a minimal heel and the signature logo stamped on the overlay. Whether on a yacht or the streets of Paris, these are sure to be the most wanted sandals of the season.


Photography provided by Versace

Versace Chain Reaction Sneakers

In recent years, Donatella Versace has rebranded the iconic fashion house by introducing the next wave of supermodels on her namesake runway. For her spring collection, she joined the revolutionary sneaker movement by crafting It girl kicks with enough sex appeal for the gym or a cocktail party. This spring, expect to spot these sneaks on a treadmill near you.


Photography provided by Prada

Prada Knit Fabric Loafers

A pioneer in finding the reigning voice within youth culture, Miuccia Prada creates insightfully modern clothing that makes the fashion kids go crazy. This past season, a number of different-styled soles pranced down the Prada runway, but the biggest standouts were these technical fabric loafers. With a bold heel, they represent high-fashion athleisure at its finest.


Photography provided by Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler Gathered Knee-High Boots

Last season, designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez returned to New York Fashion Week with their cofounded label Proenza Schouler. In addition to reviving the runway career of Australian supermodel Gemma Ward, their spring show revealed these dramatic white gathered boots. A unique form that’s trending in the design world, they are without a doubt a revelation and the future shape of the everywoman staple.