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Beloved by many a celebrity, the clear shoe trend has been around for a while now (Valentino debuted sultry see-through slingbacks for spring ’13) and isn’t likely to be going anywhere, anytime soon. We’ve seen statement-making transparent styles on the feet of a slew of famous faces through the years, from the Kardashians and Hadid sisters to Rihanna, Chrissy Teigen and Kristen Stewart. Kylie Jenner actually showed off her own elevated take on the clear shoe trend in an Instagram snap recently, modeling a pair of pointy-toed PVC heels adorned with pearls.
Moreover, season after season, various major labels have incorporated bold clear designs in their runway collections. We’re thinking about Chanel’s iconic PVC boots and Dolce and Gabbana’s clear glass slipper-inspired pumps complete with intricate cut-away detailing and crystals. And of course, who could forget about Yeezy’s range of transparent looks? Plenty of other brands like Jimmy Choo, Prada, Aquazzura, Gianvito Rossi and Roger Vivier have put their spin on the clear shoe trend, too.
With all that in mind, and with spring in full effect, why not try the translucent trend for yourself? Due to their popularity, there are tons of options out there to choose from, from flats to heels, which can make shopping a bit overwhelming. Here, to get you started on your search for the right pair, we rounded up the best clear shoes on the market. Keep reading to check out each pick and choose your favorite.
Tkees Riley Sandal
Great for everyday casual wear, Tkees’ Riley Sandal features two delicate PVC straps that form a dainty crisscross over the big toe. They’re fixed to sleek cowhide leather insoles and set atop a hard leather outsole.
Sergio Rossi Crystal-Embellished PVC Slingback Pumps
You’re guaranteed to sparkle with every step when you hit the pavement in these pointy-toed Sergio Rossi Crystal-Embellished PVC Slingback Pumps. Bonus? They’re over 65% off right now.
Stuart Weitzman Goldie Embellished Jelly Thong Sandals
A cute style for festive, warm-weather occasions, Stuart Weitzman’s Goldie Embellished Jelly Thong Sandals are easily adjustable via a clear ankle strap with a buckle closure and topped off with iridescent pearls.
Neous Opus Sandal
Neous’ Opus Sandal brings an artistic touch to the clear shoe trend. The rounded ball heel is the perfect distraction from the invisibility of the square-shaped toe box. These are also significantly marked down from their original price right now on farfetch.com.
Schutz Yarin Strappy Sandals
Another playful embellished design, the transparent straps of Schutz’s Yarin Strappy Sandals are adorned with spherical, high-shine studs.
SENSO Jeany I Heels
SENSO’s Jeany I Heels are designed with a black leather-lined sole, square toe and PVC strap topped with a thin black leather buckle strap detail. Featuring a classic kitten heel, these make another great pair for the office.
Katy Perry Collections: The Geli Gem Flip Flop
What makes Katy Perry Collections’ Geli Gem Flip Flops extra fun and covetable is that they’re actually scented. Yes, the glossy stud-embellished style is made to give off a floral fragrance.
Villa Rouge Dax Slides
Also set on a minimalistic kitten heel, Villa Rouge’s Dax Slides are dressed in shimmery metallic leather underfoot and boast a strappy big-toe design. Understated and elegant, they’ll take you seamlessly from day to night.
Yeezy Clear Front Panel Mules
In addition to the open toe and skinny high heel, Yeezy’s Clear Front Panel Mules are branded with “Season 8” on the contrasting black leather insole.
Christian Louboutin Spikaqueen Crystal Transparent Pump
Christian Louboutin has graced the shoe world with some striking options, including this glamorous look. Christian Louboutin’s Spikaqueen Crystal Transparent Pump is trimmed in white leather and finished off with a thin ankle strap, crystal embellishments and red leather soles.