Spring 2017 Trends: Evening Slides and Comfy Luxury Shoes

Are torturous runway heels a thing of the past? If this season was any indication, all signs point to yes. Designers embraced a more grounded look this season — and quite literally so, with chic evening flats and comfort-driven sandals dominating the scene.

At Lanvin, Bouchra Jarrar’s debut collection mixed house signatures with a new, modern spin. Especially so were the embellished slide sandals, suggesting a new approach to evening wear. A similar message was seen at Oscar de la Renta and Monique Lhuillier, who both showed embellished sandals — like jewelry for your feet.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2017
Oscar de la Renta spring ’17 collection.
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Monique Lhuillier Spring 2017 New York Fashion Week
Monique Lhuillier spring ’17 collection.
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Comfort-focused styles also made several appearances. At Dries Van Noten, the shoes were reminiscent of the classic Dr. Scholl’s slides. Edeline Lee and Versace showed sportier Teva-style sandals with Velcro straps and extra-padded flatform soles. Even Prada got in on the game with colorful jelly sandals. Perfect for glamping.

Dries Van Noten Spring 2017 Ready to Wear Collection
Dries Van Noten spring ’17 collection.
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Prada Spring 2017
Prada’s spring ’17 collection at Milan Fashion Week.
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Versace Spring 2017 Shoes
Versace spring ’17 collection.
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