The wait is over! Cherry Blossom’s rundown of our favourite predicted footwear trends of 2024 is here. From careful analysis and researching the most common runway footwear looks, we have devised a list of the trends that have really caught our eye. We know our Cherry Blossom customers are a stylish bunch, so we thought we’d share our top picks with you, giving you some footwear inspo for the year ahead. Let’s get into it!

 

Technically Speaking

2024 is a year of adventure and technical footwear is taking a stand. Blending fashion with practicality, your feet will be ready for all life throws at them – and look good in the process. This resurgence in technical footwear stems from the needs of a modern society that is active and unpredictable. We could be heading into the office in the morning and hiking up Ben Nevis by lunch – whatever comes your way, smart, technical footwear has got you covered. Check out these Desert Trek Gore-Tex Black Suede shoes from Clarks for a technically focused construction and smart design.

 

Colourful Kicks

Inject some fun into your footwear with a pair (or two) of brightly coloured sneakers. 2024 is big on colour: the bolder and brighter the better. Be adventurous and play around with different colour palettes – it might be handy to see what kind of colours make up your day-to-day wardrobe, helping you decide what colours you want on your trainers. Even if your outfits tend to involve more neutral tones, a splash of colour can really help elevate a look, breaking it up to adopt a more playful style. If you want a pair of trainers to match your unique style, Nike Air Max 90 By You sneakers are fully customisable. Using the Nike Builder software, you can personalise the colours used on your Nike Air Max 90s to suit your individual tastes.

 

Metalhead

If you want a pair of shoes that will stand out, get yourself some metallics this year. Choose from bold golds, shimmering silvers and a whole kaleidoscope of metallic colours; this trend was born to shine, ensuring you make a statement whenever you walk into a room. Statement metallic shoes are a perfect way to jazz up an outfit, adding some glitz to an otherwise everyday look. From space-age cowboy boots (Metallic Gold Leather Tall Western Cowboy Boots from Oliver Bonas) to disco-ball loafers (Westminster Snaffle Lug Sole Loafer by Russel & Bromley), put the pedal to the metal this year.

 

Get Meshy

Moving into Spring, mesh footwear uppers will be hard to avoid, providing a chic finish that can be worn casually or in more formal situations. Mesh footwear is ideal for warmer weather, allowing your feet to air out and keep cool whilst maintaining an effortless look. From mesh heels, to mesh ballet pumps, to mesh sneakers, you can mesh your way through March and beyond, allowing your feet to breathe after months of being hidden away in heavy, thermal footwear. Anthropologie’s Jeffrey Campbell Mesh Flat Pumps are delicate, breathable pumps that will keep your feet fresh and sweat-free during summer.

Hello Micro Kitty

Think kitten heels but smaller. These minuscule-heeled shoes are going to be everywhere in the coming year. Lightweight, versatile and absolutely adorable, the micro-heel trend is going to dominate offices throughout the country. These thin, pointed heels will give your feet a distinctly feminine feel whilst still enabling you to walk without wobbling (a very important quality). This trend is predicted to thrive during the warmer months but can also be extended into Autumn via micro-heeled boots and closed-toe heels. If you want to hop on the micro-heel trend, Dune’s Celini Stiletto-Heel Leather Slingback Courts are a perfect day-to-night heel, offering your outfit a touch of elegance.

 

These Slouchy Boots were made for Walking

Warm your calves in style with the slouchy boot trend. During the times of the year when we want to maintain a bit more body heat, these boots, constructed of folding material that ‘slouch’ down your calves, cut a loose silhouette around your legs, giving a relaxed appearance whilst still managing to look undeniably cool. One of the best advantages of this kind of footwear is that, on especially cold days, you can wear super snuggly, thermal socks and not only will they fit but no one will know! A fine example of the ideal slouchy boot is available at John Lewis & Partners. The White Stuff Azalea Suede Mid Slouch Boots are perfect for pulling over jeans or thick leggings to keep you feeling warm but looking cool.

 

The Devil’s in the Detail

You know the saying, ‘less is more’? Well, throw it out the window because this year, more is more. Shoe accents are hot at the moment: the more intricate the design, the better. This trend includes corsage and bow details, ideal for complimenting a summer dress or floaty romper. The fashion world is mad for complexity right now and what better way to show your support than donning a pair of heels with delicate floral or bow accents? Kurt Geiger’s Belgravia Bow Heel features a crystal-encrusted bow centrepiece, adding a touch of glitz to your look.

 

If you want to keep up with the trends this year, keep this handy guide in mind and you’ll be sure to turn heads! Whatever footwear look you go for this year, ensure you keep up appearances and protect them with Cherry Blossom.

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