First of all, let’s get one thing straight. In life, you’ve got the Megan Fox and MGK weird, and then you’ve got shoes that are so wonderfully unexpected, that they become creative, quirky, stylish, and trendy treats. Care to have a look at what slight quirkasm’s are in store for the Summer of 2022?
TOMS Monica Wedge Sandal
Color, color, color… this Summer’s trend is about throwing as many bright colors at a shoe as you possibly can. And with the popularity and versatility of a chunky sandal, you can pair this up with just about anything (other than camo), making these about as close to a “goto Summer wedge” as you may need.
Supira Platform Mule
The runways have been boisterously whispering “pillow talk,” referring to the plush pillow puff sandals and mules at Balmain and Giambattista Valli. And while we are not quite ready to slide into some of the python-sized straps we’ve seen, Jessica Simpson captures a nice medium with these Supira Mule’s.
Cape Robbin Salsa Sexy Heels
Let’s stretch the trend and flatten those puffs into more of a thick flow of ribbon and bows. These open toes salsa heels not only display your pedicure like a frame accentuates a Van Gogh, they also ride the line betweem formal and casual. In fact, these accomplish this so well, you can wear them to brunch in jeans and a t-shirt and then a galla right after.
This Summer will be an exercise on both ends of the spectrum, considering that both chunkified and ‘barely-there’ are trending. Steve Madden finds the tail end of one nitch with these Twirl-r sandals that delicately frame your beautiful tootsies leaving almost nothing to the imagination.
Cape Robbins Strappy Steletto Sandal-Ada
Now let’s add a touch of stiletto to that ‘barely-there’ formula and we come up with this strappy pointed toe by Cape Robbin. These are not for the feint of heart with their needle-point 4.5″ heels, but if you’re up for the challenge, they can certainly add an exclammation to any evening.
Check them out here.
Show Story Skull Rose Platform Bone Heel Pumps
The designers have said that anything goes this Summer, so we’re going to take that at face value. Consider this your invitation to try out as many quirky styles as you like, including this skull and bones pump (check out that spinal column stiletto).
Emalani Heeled Sandal
Want to know what will look best with your hot cut-out dress that you’ve been waiting to wear this summer? Why a pair of sleek caged sandals, such as these by Vince Camuto.
Jacky’s Bottomless Snake Design Platform Heels
Let’s dip back into the weird with these bottomless snake design platform’s. We were intrigued by these last year, but this year we are all in. Bottomless? Yup, the arch of your foot hangs free on these, but don’t worry, they may feel a bit weird at first, but your body will adapt. In other words, they are actually comfortable (for a platform).
Check them out here.
Oprina Caged Heel Sandal
The caged sandal breathes deeply for those hot Summer nights with its open-toe, minimalist, open strap design. Jessica Simpson once again dishes it with these anti-chunky delights that are so easy to dress up, down, spin around, or just take out on the town.
Sorel Kinetic Sandals
Okay, so we know that chunky sandals are in and so are bright and colorful. But Sorel has taken both of these ‘must-have’ details and added a comfortable flat-form that is ready for just about anything you can throw at it, including a light seaside jog.