2023 Spring & Summer Shoe Styles to Know

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell

One of the easiest ways to update your spring & summer wardrobe? A new pair of shoes! This year it’s all about fresh white platform sneakers, easy-to-walk-in espadrilles, and bright saturated hues in sandals 👡and heels 👠. Today, I’m rounding up the best 2023 spring & summer shoe styles!

Before we jump in, let me encourage you to read my main 2023 Spring & Summer Style Trends post and my 2023 Spring & Summer Accessory Trends post. They will give you the background you need! You’ll learn this season’s trending styles, hot colors, must-haves, and more!

As always, click the pink text links or any image (including the collage above) for more information. Also, remember that most of the shoes I’m sharing come in multiple colors (as well as neutral shades), so if you like a style, click through for available colors, potential sale prices, etc.!

2023 Spring & Summer Shoe Styles: Hot Colors

Your classic neutral and nude shoes and sandals will never go out of style, but this year you’ll see neutral styles with embellishments like textures, knots, jewels, ankle straps, cap toes, and more!

You will continue to see neutrals, but if you are looking to update your wardrobe, you really need to add…COLOR! Look for saturated shades of Viva Magenta, blue, green, yellow, orange, and pink, among others!
Suzy’s Pro Tip: To update your existing wardrobe, take a good look at the colors you love and already have in your closet. Then buy shoes (or several in different styles) in that shade.

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2023 Spring & Summer Shoe Styles: Trends

Shoes tend to change subtly from year-to-year, but change they do! Know that you don’t have to embrace every new detail! Pick the trends you like, and go for it!

White Platform Sneakers

So-Slimming No-Stain White Girlfriend Ankle Jeans | Leather Platform Sneakers with Metallic Gold Embellishments

An absolute must-have 2023 spring and summer shoe style is a white platform sneaker. (By platform, I mean a thick sole, NOT a thinner sole like THESE Keds, for example.) You’ll find some white platform sneakers that incorporate another color or even another hot trend, like an espadrille sole. The white leather platform sneaker I’m wearing above is comfortable, fits TTS, and I love the touch of gold on the back!


Pick a shoe style, and picture it as an espadrille! Go ahead…really! This year you’ll find espadrille-style loafers, sneakers, sandals, and wedges. This is a walkable (yay! 🎉), must-have style for this year! (I adore THESE and THESE from Tom’s Shoes!)

Block Heels & Architectural Heels

Put your classic stilettos (no matter the heel height) in the back of your closet! They’ll never really go out of style, but this year, you’ll find them replaced by much easier-to-walk-in architectural heels of all different types. You’ll see triangle heels, trapezoid heels (!), cylindrical heels, flared heels, and lots and lots of block heels. (This is great news for women over 50! 💃🤸‍♀️🎉)


People love slides because, well, you can quickly and easily slide them onto your feet! If you’re a fan, you’re in luck this year. Pick up a pair of slides in a fun color and slide them on!


Thanks to the platform and the wide heel, these shoes are easier to walk in than you probably think! Among the 2023 Spring & Summer shoes, you’ll see platform sneakers in bright colors (as well as white), sandals, slides, espadrilles, and even block heel pumps!

Ankle Straps

This year, you’ll see a lot of ankle straps on sandals, wedges, and heels. If you’ve never tried this style, they may surprise you with how well they stay on your feet! Here are a few of my favorites.


I love seeing all of the loafers out there this year! They’re so perfect for the transitional season and ideal for those times when you want your toes covered in the warmer months too. Look for everything from traditional driving-style loafers to embellished and lug sole loafers! If you’re in the market, I’d say buy them in a color you love!

Aren’t the shoes this year just the most fun? I can’t stop myself from shopping! So far I’ve bought THESE in yellow and THESE in orange. (And I’m SO not done!) Let me know in the comments what shoe styles you’re loving this year, okay? I love that there are so many that are great for over 50 feet! 🤸‍♀️💃🎉

Want another look? I’ve put together all of the shoe styles I shared in this post and more in the boutique below. Click on any item you see for details, color options, pricing, and more!

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  1. Hi, Suzy! Thanks for the fun and informative Spring posts this week!👏🏻 Loving all the colorful shoes! Your post today is chock full of interesting items – I have lots to read this morning! My husband and I enjoy Nate Bargatze as well, and we had hoped to see Jerry Seinfeld this summer locally, but, alas, the show sold out quickly. Hope you and Bob have fun tonight!😊😂

    1. Angie,

      Thank you! I know it’s a LOT of fashion in one week, but I kinda like to crank it out and then move on to other things! (There’s so much more I like to talk about besides fashion! 😁) I hope you enjoy it!

      We are so excited about Jerry Seinfeld tonight! Have a great weekend, and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! I appreciate it!


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