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The Cutest 2022 Shoe Trends You'll Be Seeing on Everyone's Feet in the New Year

It's official: Y2K is here to stay.

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You didn't hear it from us, but 2022 is just around the corner. So, to celebrate (read: distract ourselves from the fact that we're still processing the last three years), we've been checking out all the gorg trends that are on their way to our closets. Thankfully, there's plenty to admire—everything from 2022 clothing trends and stunning jewelry to the latest (very ca-ute) shoe trends. Once January comes, you'll be seeing this footwear everywhere—trust us.

Expect (very) tall platforms that'll give you serious height, heels with the coolest geometric shapes and detailing, and even a sporty sandal comeback (!). With all the swoon-worth shoes dropping in the year, there's a pair for just about everyone to love. Consider your spring shoe situation sorted, your summer footwear collection stacked, and your fall and winter boots selected. We've got you covered for any type of weather, bb.

So keep scrolling for the 2022 shoe trends that will take over in 2022, and where to start shopping for them now. And a quick pro tip: You might want to start cleaning out some room in your closet, ASAP.

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1 Sky-High Platforms
milan, italy   september 24 a model walks the runway during the sportmax ready to wear springsummer 2022 fashion show as part of the  milan fashion week on september 24, 2021 in milan, italy photo by victor virgilegamma rapho via getty images
Victor VIRGILE

Sky-high platforms are about to have a major moment in 2022, and they're gonna take your 'fits to all new heights (literally).

Sportmax

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Sky-High Platforms
Picca Nubuck Leather Sandal
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Schutz

These shoes are begging to be worn next time you go out. 

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Sky-High Platforms
Gigi Platform Sandals
AQUA

The year 2004 called, and it wants its platform slides back—but we're not budging.

4 Sporty Spice
paris, france   october 02 a model walks the runway during the hermes ready to wear springsummer 2022 fashion show as part of the paris fashion week on october 2, 2021 in paris, france photo by victor virgilegamma rapho via getty images
Victor VIRGILE

Yep, sporty sandals are making a comeback. They give both fashion and function, people. We love shoes with range.

Hermes

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Sporty Spice
Maisie Sporty Sandal
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Loeffler Randall

A leopard shoe is always a good idea.  

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Sporty Spice
Recycled Rubber Sandals
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GANNI

A baby blue sandal is the cutest way to be on-trend next year.

7 Puff, Puff (Don't) Pass
boulogne billancourt, france   september 29 editorial use only   for non editorial use please seek approval from fashion house a model, shoe detail, walks the runway during the balmain festival v02 womenswear springsummer 2022 show as part of paris fashion week at la seine musicale on september 29, 2021 in boulogne billancourt, france photo by peter whitegetty images
Peter White

These super puffy shoes are like pillows! You're definitely not going to want to ~pass~ up the opportunity to wear a pair of these.

Balmain

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Puff, Puff (Don't) Pass
The Puffy Slides
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ROAM

Whether you're running to the store or meeting friends, these slides are the perfect easy slide to throw on.  

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Puff, Puff (Don't) Pass
Twist Strap Mule
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ALOHAS

These square toe mules are too good not to want to wear every Friday night.  

10 Architecturally Sound
new york, new york   september 10 a model, fashion detail, walks the runway for brandon maxwell during nyfw the shows on september 10, 2021 in new york city photo by slaven vlasicgetty images
Slaven Vlasic

Basic footwear silhouettes get an architectural upgrade in 2022. In other words, your shoes will be a work of art!

Brandon Maxwell

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Architecturally Sound
Karina Heel
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CULT GAIA

Your friends won't be able to keep their eyes off these gorge heels, and for good reason. 

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Architecturally Sound
Daze
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Chelsea Paris

A geometric heel plus a stunning blue color makes for the perfect shoe. 

13 Lace Me Up
new york, new york   september 12 a model walks the runway for staud during nyfw the shows at terrace at spring studios on september 12, 2021 in new york city photo by john lamparskigetty images
John Lamparski

Lace-up sandals continue to reign in the new year. Expect your spring and summer shoes to make a major statement.

Staud

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Lace Me Up
Tyla Sandal in Dove
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Brother Vellies

These lace-up sandals are the perfect summer shoe—full stop.

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Lace Me Up
Tabby
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Smash Shoes

There's nothing not to love about a clear heeled shoe.

16 The Wild West
paris, france   september 30 editorial use only   for non editorial use please seek approval from fashion house a model, shoe detail, walks the runway during the coperni womenswear springsummer 2022 show as part of paris fashion week on september 30, 2021 in paris, france photo by peter whitegetty images
Peter White

Western-inspired (read: cowboy) boots been seen everywhere this season, and they're only becoming more popular in 2022.

Coperni

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The Wild West
Louise Boot In Ivory Floater
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Larroudé

Wear these ivory leather boots with a classic jean or dress them up with a skirt or dress. Either way, they'll become your new favorite shoe. 

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The Wild West
Western Boot
TORAL

These boots will definitely make a statement. Just look at all the detail!

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