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As much as I hate to admit it, I know that my obsession with shoes can at times forge into the unhinged territory. Yes, I already own a collection of shoes I love (some from Black-owned brands and some designer pairs found on sale) but come fashion week, nothing will stop me from searching for the next big footwear trends. To me, there’s something so exciting about how designers can take basic shoe styles and add their flair to them. And while there are always quite a few noteworthy shoe trends, one, in particular, has caught my attention: strappy sandals. This style is nothing groundbreaking—a strappy sandal is that shoe most likely sitting in the back of your closet or that you continually invest in come springtime. But if you’re like me, and you want to move beyond a basic nude sandal (no shade intended) to find the best strappy sandals, then you’ll want to keep reading.
Some of the most unique iterations of this style could be found in SS22 collections—we saw everything from faux-fur straps to strappy sandals with dramatic sculptural heels. The biggest sandal trends of the season showed us that the strappy sandal is back and bolder than ever. Need proof? Ahead I’ve rounded up six strappy sandals trends spotted on the runway that I’m predicting will be big this season, along with the best strappy sandals to shop right now. If these don’t get you to want to ditch your old shoes, idk what will.