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6 Shoe Trends That Are Dying in 2019

Lauren Eggertsen

Believe it or not, we're already halfway through summer, so there's no time like the present to get ahead on your new-season shopping. Instead of overwhelming you with a list of all the trends that will be cool through the end of the year, we're going to make it simple by filling you in on the trends—shoe trends in particular—that are dying off right now.

Ahead, we've asked some of the most reputable experts in the industry, from fashion directors at your favorite online shopping destinations to marketing specialists at one of the most popular shopping search engines on the internet, to fill us in on the shoe trends they think are officially on the way out, in addition to the ones they expect to flourish. Ready to see what they said?

Out: Stilettos
In: Architectural Heels

"Your run-of-the-mill stilettos and block heels from 2018 are getting a 2019 makeover with fresh heels in architectural shapes." — Alison Stiefel, VP of marketing at ShopStyle

Shop architectural heels:

Cult Gaia Alia Leather Mules ($320)

Neous Phippium Leather Sandals ($790)

Mercedes Castillo Serafina Leather Sandals ($350)

Out: Flat Pool Slides
In: Teva-Inspired Sandals 

"I think 2019 will be more about the athletic hybrid sandal—think a classic Teva shape—and less about flat pool slides." — Caroline Maguire, fashion director at Shopbop

Shop sporty sandals:

Teva Midform Universal Geometric Sandals ($60)

Arizona Love Trekky Fun Sandals ($185)

Teva x Anna Sui Flatform Universal Sandal ($150)

Out: "Ugly" Trends
In: Refined Heels

"I'm craving something more refined and just trying to move away from the flat-out 'ugliness' of 2018. Personally, I'm ready for something a little more refined (and dare I say sexy!)." — Jenny Walton, fashion illustrator

Shop refined heels:

Malone Souliers Marion 85mm Slingback Pumps ($625)

Bottega Venetta Leather Pointed-Toe Mules ($640)

Prada Bow-Embellished Textured-Leather Mules ($690)

Out: Sock Boots
In: Combat Boots

"Sock sneakers and sock boots are being replaced by combat boots, [which are] popping up in our top searches. We're seeing styles in black leather with chunky soles and a cool-girl detail. Leading brands for the combat boot are Prada and Valentino." — Alison Stiefel

Shop lace-up boots:

Jeffrey Campbell Relic Combat Boots ($185)

Ganni Hiking Boots ($338)

Off-White Hiking Boots ($918)

Out: Metallic
In: Logos

"We’re seeing a decline in searches for metallic shoes, including a double-digit decline for metallic sneakers. Instead, logos are making their way to shoes and will reign supreme in 2019. You'll see logos on everything from sneakers to heels from some of our favorite designers like Prada, Gucci, and Versace." — Alison Stiefel

Shop logo shoes:

Fendi Logo-Print Leather and Rubber Slides ($690)

Balenciaga Knife Printed Satin Mules ($750)

Stella McCartney Logo-Detail Mules ($565)

Out: Platform Sneakers
In: Dad Sneakers

"The platform sneaker trend is winding down, with the dad sneaker holding on strong and taking its place for 2019. Styles from Balenciaga and Fila are leading the trend on ShopStyle." — Alison Stiefel

Shop dad sneakers:

Adidas Falcon Sneaker ($100)

Zara Treaded Sole Sneakers ($70)

Nike M2K Tekno Sneakers ($100)

Up next, the 2019 way to style all of your airport outfits

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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