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It’s Official: Lace-Up Sandals Are the Hottest Shoes of the Season

Balmain Spring 2016; Image: Imaxtree

Balmain Spring 2016; Image: Imaxtree

Hands down, the most popular shoe style of the season is lace-up sandals. And we’ve got the numbers to prove it: On Pinterest, pins featuring the shoe style have jumped 90 percent since September 2015. They’ve replaced single-strap and ankle-strap sandals as the shoe style du jour.

Valentino Spring 2016; Image: Imaxtree

Valentino Spring 2016; Image: Imaxtree

Why are they in such demand, you ask? Lace-up sandals manage to be both delicate and tough, mixing an uptown feminine polish with downtown edge.

Balmain Spring 2016; Image: Imaxtree

Balmain Spring 2016; Image: Imaxtree

They famously popped up on the Balmain Spring 2016 runway and brands like Valentino and Marissa Webb delivered their own unique take on the lace-up style.

Marissa Webb Spring 2016; Image: Imaxtree

Marissa Webb Spring 2016; Image: Imaxtree

Retailers are getting in on the style with brands like Stuart Weitzman, Nine West and even Kendall + Kylie churning out shoes fit to be tied. Trust us, you’ll want a pair of lace-up shoes in your arsenal before summer starts. Shop some of our favorites below.