2015's Hottest Shoe Trends That You Can Wear Right Now

We're all for sticking with what works. But, chances are the heels that took you to every party in 2014, or the black booties you wore to bits last year, are starting to feel a little, well, worn out. If so, this guide is for you.
We're calling 2015's most exciting new shoe trends — from kooky heels to quirky It kicks — and we found 21 ways you can shop them right this second. Read on, and you can get onboard the biggest trends to come before the bandwagon. Step up your shoe game, straight ahead.
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The Pointy-Toe Ankle Boot
As walkable as your current go-to booties, but with a little bit of bad-girl frisson. Loeffler Randall's version is perfectly proportioned.
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The Pointy-Toe Ankle Boot
A high-gloss metallic boot will instantly up your jeans' style cred.
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The Pointy-Toe Ankle Boot
Or, look for a pair with just a little bit of shine.
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The Skinny-Strap Gladiator
From designer shower shoes to Birks, 2014 was the year of the chunky-strap sandal. But, with thinner-strap sandals making an appearance on the Gucci and Valentino runways this year, we think it's time to lighten up a little.
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The Skinny-Strap Gladiator
Our favorite thing about this trend? Thin-strap gladiators were a huge deal a few summers back, so lots of high street stores never stopped making them. Read: They are affordable, and abundant.
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The Skinny-Strap Gladiator
This super-affordable version of the knee-high sandal will look great with a flowy, floral dress come spring.
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The New Granny Boot
We know, the last time granny boots were a thing, Culture Club was on the radio, but hear us out. Designers like Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent and Gianvito Rossi have been putting some majorly sexy spins on the once-humble style — like cherry-red suede and a stiletto heel.
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The New Granny Boot
We're all about this tie-dyed denim pair.
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The New Granny Boot
And, for those who don't do four-inch heels, Mango's kitten-heel pair is perfect for the New Wave girl or witchy woman inside you. Just add a black, broomstick skirt.
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The Puffy Sneaker
We know, we know. Lots of people aren't ready for this. After a few solid seasons of minimalist, low-profile kicks, we're ready to embrace a more substantial sneak. Think of these Pumas as an evolution of the Nike Air Max 1s that took the fashion world by storm last year.
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The Puffy Sneaker
While these sneaks are a pumped-up version of Adidas' Stan Smith.
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The Puffy Sneaker
A colorful or metallic finish will make sure everyone knows you're not going for normcore, because how 2014.
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The Badass Over-Knee Boot
2014 was the year we came back around to the over-knee boot — and, they shed their Pretty Woman associations, with labels like Phillip Lim and Stuart Weitzman selling high-end versions that looked downright elegant. In 2015, we'll embrace the OTK's dangerous side — the taller and stompier, the better.
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The Badass Over-Knee Boot
Dolce & Gabbana's combat version would look so cool with skinny jeans and a fishtail parka.
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The Badass Over-Knee Boot
With thick, pebbled leather and a rubber bump toe, these are about as rugged as an over-knee boot gets.
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The Subtle Statement Heel
The new crop of cool-girl heels need not be the tallest, the chunkiest, or the most highly embellished. What they are is subtly eye-catching — this sculpturally curved heel is as elegant as it gets.
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The Subtle Statement Heel
We never thought we'd see the day, but here's a platform pump that doesn't give us Paris Hilton flashbacks.
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The Subtle Statement Heel
Another rare bird: A flared heel that doesn't get too Fleuvog.
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The Grown-Up Ballerina Flat
The past few years have been all about the pointy-toe flats. We're now seeing signs of the round-toe ballerina's comeback. Our favorite pairs come with one (or more) ankle straps and a blocky heel — very youthquake.
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The Grown-Up Ballerina Flat
Some designers never abandoned the round-toe look, like Miu Miu and Valentino, whose bordeaux patent version we love.
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The Grown-Up Ballerina Flat
Add a thicker strap and a higher heel if the basic version is a little too twee for your taste.
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