After a season of footwear being restricted to the exclusively practical, looking ahead to the year’s shoe trends feels like a mirage in a sea of black, salt-stained, boring boots (even though Punxsutawney Phil did promise us an early spring).
Winter is the opposite of the crème de la crème—the worst of the worst?— when it comes to shoes. Unpredictable weather has us carrying our presentable shoes to work to stomp through slush in years-old snowboots and ice and less-than-ideal conditions put buying new footwear at the very end of our to-do list.
But alas, we’ve made it to the home stretch of the cold season, and it’s time to look forward to a new year filled with new, exciting fashion—and 2020’s shoe trends are not here to disappoint. From bright colors to eye-catching textures, the new decade’s footwear is here to spice up your go-to outfits and help you make an entrance. Set your eyes on the best shoes of 2020: