The Best Summer 2021 Shoe Trends: Splurge or Steal!

Summer is here and it’s time to get back out there! Are you up on the latest footwear trends for summer 2021? If not, you may be ready for an update or an upgrade. So I compiled this group of shoes and sandals that are on-trend and easy-on-your-feet. They are ideal for women over 40 (because we just can’t take the pain any longer). The designer brands have crafted some of the most amazing footwear this season,so it’s time add a pair to your collection. But I also found many look-a-like pairs, so you can get in on these trends for a lot less cash and commitment. Here are the best summer shoes trends to splurge or steal. It’s time to walk around in style!

2021 Summer Shoes Trends

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Studded Ankle Strap Sandals

Make a cool statement this summer with these oversized Rockstud Valentino Garavani Roman Stud Leather Sandals in neutral leather for $990. They are gorgeous and you can wear them into the fall and for years top come. But if you don’t have an extra thousand dollars lying around, you can pick up these Steve Madden Daft Sandals in cognac for only $80.


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The Ruched Ballet Flat

Another on-trend shoe style that welcomes our tired feet is ballet flats. These Balenciaga Tug Ruched Leather Ballet Flats can replace your sneakers for a much chicer post-COVID street look for $695. However, this pair of Rag & Bone Elly Ballet Flats have similar ruching and are now on sale for only $150.

Citrus Hue Flat Slides

Sunny bright citrus shades are on trend for the season! These bright yellow Fendi slides will add a pop of color to anything you wear and you will keep them for seasons to come. Get these Fendi leather slides and sport their iconic logo for $720, or save hundreds and go with these more pastel yellow Sam Edelman Granada slides for $59.95.

Chain Embellished Mule

Exaggerated oversized chains are embellishing many of the shoes and sandals this season. These walking-friendly No. 21 Chain Flat Mules are super trendy and beautifully made in calfskin leather for $702. But you can pick up these mirror-image Steve Madden Sturdy Leather Clogs for $127.

High Heeled Quilted Slide

Bottega Veneta started the padded mule trend with their beautiful leather square toe stiletto slides. They come in a spectrum of colors, but these Bottega Veneta off white Debossed Leather Mules will give you a lot of mileage and style, but they will cost you $890. But you can still sport the trend with these similar-at-a-glance Vince Camuto Brelanie Sandals in bone leather for $98.95. They come in a bunch of colors, too, so in fact you can get 8 pairs for the same price!

The Studded Wedge Sandal

An easy-to-wear platform wedge is a staple for summer. These Valentino Rockstud Torchon Leather Wedge Mules in “powder” are quite collectable and would be a fabulous addition top your spring, summer and resort wardrobe. They were $745 and are now on sale for only $521.50! But if that “only” is not enough of a deal, you can opt for a pair of (here he is again) Steve Madden Manners Wedge Sandals for only $64.40.

Do you need to update your summer shoe collection? Which of these styles do you like, and will you splurge or steal?

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Carol Calacci

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