Lace-up and gladiator shoes Spring fashion trend 2023

From the ankle to the calf, the leg is in the spotlight!

What happens happens, and for the S/S 23, the flats and heels showed off straps and ties that wrapped curvaceously around the ankles and calves.

Now that fashion month is finally coming to an end and the dust has settled, some clear shoe favorites are emerging. And among them is a clear choice; from long leather laces that wrap provocatively over and around the leg to sleek riffs on the gladiator sandal, strappy sandals are ready to make a big splash for the new season. Avoiding eras past, several brands have taken these summery items and packed them with bold and exciting details. Antonio Marras has delivered several variations, each as feminine as the next, from high-heeled pumps to flat shoes covered with the prettiest metallic gold flowers that will take the wearer from day to night. Gabrielle Colangelo is a master of delicacy, and her pointed-toe shoes at Giada were light and airy, with a polished sea pearl at the end of the tie.

Missoni’s sheer wedge of the moment featured printed straps to match the garments. At the same time, Micheal Kors’ collection adopted a minimalist look with slim high heels in the season’s natural hue. Versace showed off the sexiest of gladiator heels, while at Ulla Johnson carefully handcrafted snakeskin tops were laced from a T-shaped strap. Stella McCartney, forever the visionary, has sent a hybrid of sports insoles and lace-ups in an array of stunning dopamine colors.

Yuhan Wang

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