By Sarah Wasilak
While 2020 might seem like the year you collected slippers, slippers . . . and more slippers, our stay-home style actually laid the foundation for the shoe trends we're wearing through 2021. From looking at the runways, along with some designer favorites, it's clear cult-favorite luxury labels like Khaite, The Row, and Bottega Veneta have reintroduced the leather flat and lug-sole boot, albeit in some exciting new shapes. Our more relaxed lifestyle jives just fine with a silhouette that's just as comfortable.
We're also seeing brands such as By Far and Brother Vellies revamp the clog that hails from the '70s. These sturdy wooden soles fuse fashion and function in a really brilliant way, and also happen to look great complemented by flared denim. Aside from that, prep fans will be excited that the loafer is back in 2021, and square toes and Western boots are in it for the long haul.