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.
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.
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.
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.