From plastic PVC boots to platform Crocs, all the wildest shoes from Fashion Week

Here’s a preview of what to expect in footwear for next spring.

In Paris, Karl Lagerfeld created ‘fancy PVC boots‘ for Chanel. Virgil Abloh embraced a similar concept to that of Lagerfeld’s— putting clear plastic over his black pumps. At Sacai, Chitose Abe used rope ties for her heels. But it wasn’t all about industrial materials. Stella McCartney put models in feminine satin heels and at Acne Studios, models wore edgy mules made of croc.

In Milan, designers were all over the map for footwear. On one end, designers embraced opulence and luxury, as seen at Dolce & Gabbana, whose shoe collection included jewel-encrusted gladiator sandals and over-the-top silver beaded boots. On the other end, brands like Fendi and Arthur Arbesser opted for shoes with sculptural heels and modern graphic prints.

But there were still some brands whose shoes fell in-between the two genres, such as Moschino and Prada, whose shoes took a more hard-edged, rock ’n’ roll style incorporating patent leather and studs.

In London, it was all about the statement shoe. Mary Katrantzou sent models down the runway in vibrantly colored platform shoes, each embellished with her name across the platform. Christopher Kane continues to incorporate sponge material onto his heels. Though it isn’t shocking from the British designer, who had previously made headlines pairing Crocs with his runway looks.

Still, modern, minimalistic footwear continued to thrive, too. Lush bow slides were spotted at Simone Rocha, while understated white heels and sandals were spotted at Joseph and Peter Pilotto.

Popular catwalk styles from NYFW include lots of boots with metallic, sparkly details, as shown at Christian Siriano and Calvin Klein. Sporty, athletic-style heels will be everywhere next spring, as shown at Monse — where models strutted the runway wearing heels made of classic white tube socks — and Fenty Puma, where the brand incorporated shoelaces and plastic buckles similar to what you might find at your local REI store. Mules will continue to be in fashion next spring, but they will feature colorful, bold racer stripes, as spotted at Tibi.

Best shoes

Here are all of the most memorable shoes from Paris Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)

Balenciaga

Pink platform Croc shoes from the SS18 Balenciaga collection. (Photo: Getty)

Chanel

Clear PVC thigh-high boots from the SS18 Chanel collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Off-White

Black pumps wrapped in clear plastic from the SS18 Off-White collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Altuzarra

Red, black, and white woven heels from the SS18 Altuzarra collection. (Photo: Getty)

Acne Studios

Colorblock lace up booties from the SS18 Acne Studios collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Dries Van Noten

Orange floral embroidered sandals from the SS18 Dries Van Noten collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Balmain

Clear block heels from the SS18 Balmain collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Balmain

Black and gold detailed heels from the SS18 Balmain collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Stella McCartney

Burgundy satin low heels from the SS18 Stella McCartney collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Acne Studios

Croc leather mules from the SS18 Acne Studios collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Sacai

Rope tie black heels from the SS18 Sacai collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Sacai

Rope tie yellow and silver heels from the SS18 Sacai collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Maison Margiela

White western style boots from the SS18 Maison Margiela collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Valentino

Blush pink heels with blue feathers from the SS18 Valentino collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Dries Van Noten

Metallic purple embroidered boots from the SS18 Dries Van Noten collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Chloé

Black leather boots from the SS18 Chloé collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Statement shoes

The boldest shoes from Milan Fashion Week. (Photo: ImaxTree, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Style)

Dolce & Gabbana

Colorful jewel-encrusted gladiator sandals from the SS18 Dolce & Gabbana collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Dolce & Gabbana

Silver crystal beaded boots from the SS18 Dolce & Gabbana collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Prada

Yellow and black slingback studded heels from the SS18 Prada collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Bottega Veneta

Green velvet and checkered strap heels from the SS18 Bottega Veneta collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Moschino

Black patent leather studded knee boots from the SS18 Moschino collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Arthur Arbesser

Black and white sculptural heel from the SS18 Arthuer Arbesser collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Arthur Arbesser

Modern graphic mules from the SS18 Arthur Arbesser collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Fendi

Colorful elastic heels from the SS18 Fendi collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Fendi

Mixed pattern slingback flats from the SS18 Fendi collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Gucci

White fringe leather slides from the SS18 Gucci collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Bold, bright shoes from London Fashion Week

The best shoes from LFW. (Photo: ImaxTree, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)

Christopher Kane

Tweed and sponge-adorned pointed heels from the SS18 Christopher Kane collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Christopher Kane

Tweed and sponge-adorned cutout heels from the SS18 Christopher Kane collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Mary Katrantzou

Colorful platform heels embellished with the designer’s name from the SS18 Mary Katrantzou collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Simone Rocha

Crimson satin bow slides from the SS18 Simone Rocha collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Joseph

Crisp white-and-black mules from the SS18 Joseph collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Peter Pilotto

Gold-heeled white shoes from the SS18 Peter Pilotto collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Roksanda

Black-and-pink strappy sandals from the SS18 Roksanda collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Emporio Armani

Color-block booties from the SS18 Emporio Armani collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Joseph

Red-heeled sandals from the SS18 Joseph collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

David Koma

Blue-and-white lace-up boots from the SS18 David Koma collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

Versus Versace

Plaid ankle-strap heels from the SS18 Versus Versace collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)