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S / S 2020 shoes: low models as an alternative to sneakers

The most comfortable and chic S / S 2020 shoes are ballet flats, moccasins, slippers and espadrilles

Comfort is style they represented two opposite sides in the world of fashion, a clash often fomented by too high heels or by little feminine sandals. Today, the compromise between the two poles has been reached, and the footwear sector has started to propose original and practical models that reflect the seasonal trends. Certainly, important merit must be recognized at sneakers, which in recent years have become the protagonists of numerous collections thanks to the advent of the street style.

Their comfort and versatile design have made them extremely popular, but nevertheless many women do not appreciate their casual aesthetics, focusing instead on other flat models such as dancers, loafers, slippers, lace-up, and espadrilles. Elegant, chic, and with retro allure, these shoes represent the perfect alternative for those seeking absolute comfort without resulting in too casual accessories. To be combined with romantic looks with floral dresses or in pastel colours, or to more rigorous outfits like a trouser suit or a complete with leather here the most beautiful and comfortable flat shoes of spring-summer 2020.

S / S 2020 shoes: low models as an alternative
S / S 2020 shoes: low models as an alternative


These delicate shoes owe their origin to the world of ballet. Their graceful shape recalls those of the traditional ones pointe shoes used in dance, and retain all its refinement and femininity. For the season, many brands have proposed dancers on the catwalks in renewed and modern versions, rich in details, textures and colors. Simone Rocha choose bright satin in neutral shades such as black, white and sugar paper, decorating them with transparent PVC flowers on the tip, with thin ribbons tied at the ankles, or with small metal studs and side pearls.


Miu Miu opts for more whimsical creations, playing in some cases with the intertwining of colored leathers in yellow, black and white, or focusing on monochromatic gold versions with maxi bow on the tip. To be worn every day, they are the accessory that makes your look take a romantic turn, whether it is a dress or an outfit with jeans and a white shirt.


Since the 30s, the period in which they spread on the footwear market, i loafers they covered the role of elegant and formal shoe, with a British accent, and since then have been part of both the women’s and men’s wardrobes. Often made of fine leathers which today are replaced by versions in eco leather or innovative materials, i loafers find ample space in the spring summer 2020 collections.

From left: Michael Kors Collection, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton

In fact, they appear from Louis Vuitton, in a version with rounded rubber contours and metallic details, from Loewe and from Michael Kors Collection, which proposes several models, including a delicious and spring one with a décor of cherries on the upper. These shoes are ideal in one professional context, and lend rigor and charm to every outfit, whether it be a dress, trousers or a skirt.


The lace they are a shoe that originated in the academic world. They were in fact born in the prestigious English colleges, from which the most famous model takes its name: the Oxford. Conceived as a formal shoe that went perfectly with the simplicity of the uniforms, the lace-ups are very versatile, and the designers have adapted them to contemporary needs by experimenting with colors and materials.

From left: Giorgio Armani, Thom Browne, Prada

For the season, Dolce & Gabbana opt for the multicolor, covering the upper of their lace-ups with bright or tropical shades, but for those who prefer more basic accessories there are simple and essential models proposed by Church’s is Saint Laurent. At the outfit level, the lace-up gives its best when combined with a complete tailoringrespecting its origins as a shoe designed for the male wardrobe.


Inspired by the soft and thin shoes worn by the Queen Marie Antoinette, the slippers they have an eighteenth century charm and Rococo, thanks to the use of precious materials and rich decorations, and above all because of the characteristic shape that leaves the heel uncovered. In fact, continuing the fashion started centuries ago, the slippers are made in brocade or in other bright fabrics like the velvet, traditionally also used in the shoes of Venetian gondoliers (and called by them ‘furlane’).

From left: J.W.Anderson, Gucci, Lanvin

To propose them on the catwalks spring summer 2020 is Alessandro Michele, that for Gucci creates models in leather decorated with inserts in golden metal, and there are also versions with studs by Valentino or with a square tip like those created by Balenciaga. Comfortable to wear even at home with a luxury pajamas, are ideal as the final touch of a leisure chic look.


The espadrilles they are the most summery model of all, and unlike the other flat shoes, they are limited to the summer. Gorgeous with long, midi, or mini dresses, not to mention the combination with shorts or skirt, espadrilles appear in the collections of Dior, which opts for soft and delicate colors inspired by the natural colors of vegetable gardens and gardens, e Salvatore Ferragamo, which offers classic cream white versions, very versatile.

From left: Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo, Erdem

Comfortable, feminine and with a casual touch that makes them perfect for wearing during the day, espadrilles are among the trendiest footwear of the season, an excellent alternative to sneakers whose practicality and comfort they share.

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