Forget fuss-free slip-ons, this season’s hottest shoe trend is all about lacing up. Eagle-eyed fashionistas would have spotted models repping lace-up shoes in the Givenchy, Balmain and Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 runway shows, and we are in total agreement with these major fashion houses that they are the perfect footwear for summer.
So, what makes this shoe our pick of the season? Besides being ultra-chic, they also ooze versatility. The style is both sultry and sophisticated while also being the perfect balance of smart and casual, meaning the style can take you seamlessly from day to night.
Whether you’re a fan of flats or partial to a pair of heels, you too can be part of the lace-up movement as demonstrated by some of fashion’s biggest style icons in our gallery below. We’ve even included our top online shopping picks to help you find the perfect pair.