21 Color-Blocked Shoes That Will Make Any Outfit Pop

Not a fan of wearing color? We get it. Black is a safety blanket, and it’s one we all tend to depend on a little too heavily.

But luckily, the spring ’16 market is offering a bold assortment of color-blocked footwear that can make the simplest outfits pop.

From designer heels to skater sneakers, bold color combos are meant to clash this season: think pinks with reds, oranges with blues. Pretty much all rules are off with this trend. The only suggestion we offer is to, indeed, keep the rest of your outfit simple (avoid more prints or bright hues).

vans sk8 hi Vans Vault, $200. Opening Ceremony.

Footwear brands embraced the message in a variety of ways. Marc Jacobs and Salvatore Ferragamo made use of multicolor geometry, whether in a zigzag or striped treatment. Vans reworked its signature checkerboard print in a red and blue.

Less-invasive takes include Nicholas Kirkwood’s two-tone sandal in a rich suede. Roger Viviver updated its classic ballet flat with a multicolored pilgrim buckle. Japanese brand G.V.G.V color-blocked a blue heel against a striking textured green bootie.

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