5 Spring & Summer Shoe Trends We’ve Spotted For 2022

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell

If you’re wondering what shoes are on-trend this season, we’ve done the research for you! We’ve rounded up the 5 spring shoe trends we’re eyeing for 2022. The weather is getting warmer and I’m here for it! One of the main reasons? It is finally time to schedule that pedicure and pull out all the spring shoes! Not sure if your old sandals are still in? I’ve got you covered!

1. Square-Toe Sandals

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: all trends come back! Square-toe sandals were a hit in the ’90s and this style has once again become an essential part of any shoe collection. This spring we see square-toe flat sandals, strappy sandals, and also block heel sandals!

Square-Toe Flat Sandals

If heels hurt your feet, or if you’re looking for a more casual look, flat sandals are a great way to wear the square-toe trend! You can pair these shoes with practically anything, from flowy spring dresses to a casual tee and good pair of jeans!

Square-Toe, Strappy Sandals

This spring, square-toe, strappy sandals are the move! This style adds such a feminine touch and would pair perfectly with a cute, spring dress!

Square-Toe, Block Heels

Block heels are so in right now, especially…flared block heels! I did not see the rise of the sculptural heel coming, but I am so intrigued! The flared block heel initially seemed like a design only runway models or high-fashion designers could pull off, but it’s now one of the most popular sandal styles!

You can wear this style of shoe with basically anything! Pairing this statement shoe with a neutral outfit to make it the main focal point would be so cute!

2. Designer Shoes – Low End Price Range

I personally LOVE this trend! Designer brands (think Givenchy and Salvatore Ferragamo) are notorious for their high-end price range products. This season, some of the most well known designer brands are coming out with more affordable items. These sandals are on the lower end of the designer-shoe price range, allowing you to sport well-known brands without breaking the bank. Keep an eye out for designer jelly shoes! These are super cute and usually more affordable!

Affordable Designer Sandals

Affordable Designer Slides

Affordable Designer Heels

3. Braided/Woven Details

Such a cute trend! Keep an eye out for braided raffia. Made from the fiber of the raffia palm leaf, a braid of this twine-like material is the perfect accent for spring or summer! And before you ask, chunky sandals and platforms ARE totally cool for women over 50! This season, they’re IN and can completely elevate (pun intended😉) an outfit!

4. Embellished Sandals

Embellished sandals are such a cute way to add a bit of flair to your outfit. This spring I’m seeing tons of embellishments. If you read our pearl post, you know that pearl embellished shoes and sandals are huge this year. (classy AND on trend) to ruching to bows!

5. Colorful Sandals

Y’all know how much I love colorful things, so this might just be my favorite trend! Colorful sandals are everywhere right now and for good reason! Pair these shoes with a bright, colorful dress to show off your unique sense of style or pair them with a subtle pastel or white outfit to add a fun pop of color!

Honorable Mentions

The styles below are also trending this year, I just noticed they either tend to be worn by younger women or they may not be the most comfortable spring shoes for women over 50. Either way, know there are no universal rules when it comes to midlife fashion, and I encourage you to wear whatever you love and feel comfortable in. I’m here to keep you up-to-date and SO in the KNOW with all the fashion (and tech!) trends I come across, so I wanted to share these with you too!


I honestly love a good slide, but I know they aren’t comfortable for everyone’s feet. The cute styles below would pair perfectly with a casual spring outfit. One thing I love about slides is they’re super easy and breathable!


While colorful sandals are in, metallics are too! Metallics are neutrals! They’re also a perfect way to add some shine and glamour to your outfit. Look for a warmer tone, like gold, to help enhance sun-kissed skin!

Do you love these 2022 spring shoe trends? Let me know in the comment section below!

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