The Top 5 Shoe Trends for Spring 2017 From Fashion Week

With New York Fashion Week wrapping up, we’re taking a look at some of the most exciting shoe trends that graced the runways. Designers embraced a sophisticated palette this season and used their footwear collections to make the clothes feel less pretty-pretty, more fresh: think clunky shapes or easy slip-on mules.

Read on for the top spring ’17 shoe trends:

Mega Platforms
Get ready to start training your calves. The season’s clunky platforms — which had a punk feel with metal studs or spotted prints — were seen at Proenza Schouler, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs and Coach.

Proenza Schouler Spring 2017 Collection
Proenza Schouler spring ’17 collection.
CREDIT: George Chinsee/Fairchild.
Coach Spring 2017 Collection
Coach spring ’17 shoes.
CREDIT: Giovanni Giannoni/Fairchild.
3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2017 Collection
3.1 Phillip Lim spring ’17 collection.
CREDIT: Giovanni Giannoni/Fairchild.
Marc Jacobs Spring 2017 Show Platforms
Marc Jacobs spring ’17 platforms.
CREDIT: Rodin Banica/Fairchild.

White Sneakers
The minimal look is here to stay. Box-fresh sneakers were offered in crisp-white colorways at Tommy Hilfiger, Band of Outsiders and Lacoste.

Gigi Hadid Tommy Hilfiger Collection
Tommy Hilfiger spring ’17 collection.
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Band of outsiders spring 2017
Band of Outsiders spring ’17 women’s collection.
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Lacoste spring 2017
Lacoste spring ’17 collection.
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Ladylike Sandals
Elegance is in again. After seasons of what’s “cool,” there was a return to more feminine finishes at Monique Lhuillier, Tory Burch and Jonathan Simkhai.

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2017 New York Fashion Week
Monique Lhuillier spring ’17 collection.
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Tory Burch Spring 2017 Collection
Tory Burch spring ’17 pearl-embellished mules.
CREDIT: Thomas Iannaccone/Fairchild.
Jonathan Simkhai Via Spiga
Jonathan Simkhai spring ’17 shoes, in collaboration with Via Spiga.
CREDIT: Courtesy Image.

Kitschy Details
Only for the confident. Whimsical details — such as fruit appliqués, feathers or animal motifs — were applied to the shoes at Altuzarra, Thom Browne and Libertine.

altuzarra spring 2017
Altuzarra spring ’17 collection.
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thom browne spring 2017
Thom Browne spring ’17 collection.
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libertine spring 2017
Libertine spring ’17 collection.
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Easy Mules
Call it the style that just won’t quit. Easy slip-on-and-go mules — either with closed or open toes — were seen at Thakoon, Tory Burch and Brock Collection.

Brock Collection Spring 2017
A Brock Collection spring ’17 look, with shoes designed by George Esquivel.
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Tory Burch Spring 2017 Collection
Tory Burch spring ’17 mules.
CREDIT: Thomas Iannaccone/Fairchild.
Thakoon fall 2016
Thakoon fall ’16 runway collection.
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