7 Shoe Trends That Are Out In 2022
Gladiator Sandals
Although new versions of the gladiator sandals are starting to pop up, this 2010 classic has long passed its prime. Instead of trying to squeeze and lace your foot into your old gladiator sandals, try some of the new, more modern, minimal choices instead, something with a thin strap that only wraps around the ankle instead of the calf.
Rubber Flip-Flops
Because of the uber casualness of the flip-flop, they are no longer appropriate footwear for anything other than going from the pool back to your lounge chair. You don’t have to ditch flip-flops altogether, Editorial stylist, Brie Welch suggests “a hard-soled leather style with a slim footbed” to attain a “more elevated” look.
Despite the resurgence of 2000s fashions, wedge-sneakers have not made the list of trends to make a comeback. However, if you still feel like mixing height with your sneakers, trying platform sneakers, like the constantly sold-out Superga 2790 sneaker, is a great way to bring the wedge sneaker into the modern era.
Ankle Sock Boots
Ankle sock boots are not only unpractical but can be difficult to style if you are wearing tighter pants. If you do want to get that tighter feel on your boots, it's best to opt for tall shaft second-skin boots like Khaite's Leather Over-the-Knee Boots, which have more of a structure and interest to them.
To be fair, the style boasts its share of fans, and while some may still wear these shoes, they're not necessarily in style on a broader scale anymore. You might be clinging to the idea that the style is ageless, but alas, it’s time to offer a gentle “good riddance” to slingback shoes this fall.