If you had more shoes on your wishlist than goals for 2023, you’ve come to the right place. Shoes will make or break your outfit, your night, and your whole life if you let them. The runways—and the streets—of spring 2023 fashion month were stomped on by all kinds of footwear. And according to two buyers in the fashion industry, that’ll be the case throughout the year. From mega-high platforms to tiny kitten heels, clunky boots to sculptural shoes, and heavy embellishments to minimalist thongs, the new year will be all about variety. Pick your favorites to try out (with your best spring 2023 fashion trends and 2023 bag trends, of course) from the styles below.
Whether you’re 5’2” like our mother monster Lady Gaga or 5’10”, making you taller than most men if you wear even short heels, platforms will make anyone feel on top of the world. Look down on your enemies in these wicked shoes (and take them for a practice run before you go out and twist your ankle). Thank Gucci, Schiaparelli, and Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood for taking this trend to new heights. “Loud platform heels paired with a sexy bodycon dress are definitely a clear trend for spring 2023,” said Tiffany Hsu, Mytheresa’s Fashion Buying Director. “Statement shoes from Amina Muaddi and Mach & Mach are the perfect staple to pair with any mini-skirt.”