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

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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.

Take a look back at all the best spring 2018 shoes from PFW, MFW, LFW and NYFW.

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

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

<p><i>Pink platform Croc shoes from the SS18 Balenciaga collection. (Photo: Getty) </i></p>
Balenciaga

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

<p><i>Clear PVC thigh-high boots from the SS18 Chanel collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Chanel

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

<p><i>Black pumps wrapped in clear plastic from the SS18 Off-White collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Off-White

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

<p><i>Red, black, and white woven heels from the SS18 Altuzarra collection. (Photo: Getty) </i></p>
Altuzarra

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

<p><i>Colorblock lace up booties from the SS18 Acne Studios collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Acne Studios

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

<p><i>Orange floral embroidered sandals from the SS18 Dries Van Noten collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Dries Van Noten

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

<p><i>Clear block heels from the SS18 Balmain collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Balmain

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

<p><i>Black and gold detailed heels from the SS18 Balmain collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Balmain

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

<p><i>Burgundy satin low heels from the SS18 Stella McCartney collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Stella McCartney

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

<p><i>Croc leather mules from the SS18 Acne Studios collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Acne Studios

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

<p><i>Rope tie black heels from the SS18 Sacai collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Sacai

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

<p><i>Rope tie yellow and silver heels from the SS18 Sacai collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Sacai

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

<p><i>White western style boots from the SS18 Maison Margiela collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Maison Margiela

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

<p><i>Blush pink heels with blue feathers from the SS18 Valentino collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Valentino

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

<p><i>Metallic purple embroidered boots from the SS18 Dries Van Noten collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Dries Van Noten

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

<p><i>Black leather boots from the SS18 Chloé collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Chloé

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

<p><i>The boldest shoes from Milan Fashion Week. (Photo: ImaxTree, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Style) </i></p>
Statement shoes

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

<p><i>Colorful jewel-encrusted gladiator sandals from the SS18 Dolce & Gabbana collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Dolce & Gabbana

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

<p><i>Silver crystal beaded boots from the SS18 Dolce & Gabbana collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Dolce & Gabbana

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

<p><i>Yellow and black slingback studded heels from the SS18 Prada collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Prada

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

<p><i>Green velvet and checkered strap heels from the SS18 Bottega Veneta collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Bottega Veneta

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

<p><i>Black patent leather studded knee boots from the SS18 Moschino collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Moschino

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

<p><i>Black and white sculptural heel from the SS18 Arthuer Arbesser collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Arthur Arbesser

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

<p><i>Modern graphic mules from the SS18 Arthur Arbesser collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Arthur Arbesser

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

<p><i>Colorful elastic heels from the SS18 Fendi collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Fendi

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

<p><i>Mixed pattern slingback flats from the SS18 Fendi collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Fendi

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

<p><i>White fringe leather slides from the SS18 Gucci collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Gucci

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

<p><i>The best shoes from LFW. (Photo: ImaxTree, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle) </i></p>
Bold, bright shoes from London Fashion Week

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

<p><i>Tweed and sponge-adorned pointed heels from the SS18 Christopher Kane collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Christopher Kane

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

<p><i>Tweed and sponge-adorned cutout heels from the SS18 Christopher Kane collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Christopher Kane

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

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

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

<p><i>Crimson satin bow slides from the SS18 Simone Rocha collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Simone Rocha

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

<p><i>Crisp white-and-black mules from the SS18 Joseph collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Joseph

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

<p><i>Gold-heeled white shoes from the SS18 Peter Pilotto collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Peter Pilotto

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

<p><i>Black-and-pink strappy sandals from the SS18 Roksanda collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Roksanda

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

<p><i>Color-block booties from the SS18 Emporio Armani collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Emporio Armani

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

<p><i>Red-heeled sandals from the SS18 Joseph collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Joseph

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

<p><i>Blue-and-white lace-up boots from the SS18 David Koma collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
David Koma

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

<p><i>Plaid ankle-strap heels from the SS18 Versus Versace collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Versus Versace

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

<p><i>Embellished Mary Jane heels from the SS18 Erdem collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Erdem

Embellished Mary Jane heels from the SS18 Erdem collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Gold-and-black-striped chelsea boots from the SS18 Marques’Almeida collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Marques’Almeida

Gold-and-black-striped chelsea boots from the SS18 Marques’Almeida collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Floral-print Mary Jane flats from the SS18 Preen collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Preen

Floral-print Mary Jane flats from the SS18 Preen collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>All the best shoes from NYFW. (Photo: Getty, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Style) </i></p>
Fashionable footwear

All the best shoes from NYFW. (Photo: Getty, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Style)

<p><i>Yellow-striped white mules from the SS18 Tibi collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Tibi

Yellow-striped white mules from the SS18 Tibi collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Red boots with crystal embellishments from the SS18 Calvin Klein collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Calvin Klein

Red boots with crystal embellishments from the SS18 Calvin Klein collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Purple winged heels from the SS18 Calvin Klein collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Calvin Klein

Purple winged heels from the SS18 Calvin Klein collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Metallic knee boots from the SS18 Christian Siriano collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Christian Siriano

Metallic knee boots from the SS18 Christian Siriano collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Sock heels from the SS18 Monse collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Monse

Sock heels from the SS18 Monse collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Red-striped mule sneakers from the SS18 Monse collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Monse

Red-striped mule sneakers from the SS18 Monse collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Colorful, sporty sandals from the SS18 Marc Jacobs collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Marc Jacobs

Colorful, sporty sandals from the SS18 Marc Jacobs collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>White boots with green Puma logo from the SS18 Puma collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Fenty x Puma

White boots with green Puma logo from the SS18 Puma collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Sporty blue heels from the SS18 Fenty x Puma collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Fenty x Puma

Sporty blue heels from the SS18 Fenty x Puma collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Leather zip-down heels from the SS18 Helmut Lang collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Helmut Lang

Leather zip-down heels from the SS18 Helmut Lang collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Green and white frilly slides from the SS18 Delpozo collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Delpozo

Green and white frilly slides from the SS18 Delpozo collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Blue and white tie-dye shoe from the SS18 Michael Kors collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Michael Kors

Blue and white tie-dye shoe from the SS18 Michael Kors collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>White, green, and black strap heels from the SS18 Jason Wu collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Jason Wu

White, green, and black strap heels from the SS18 Jason Wu collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Yellow velvet high-platform heels from the SS18 Gabriela Hearst collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Gabriela Hearst

Yellow velvet high-platform heels from the SS18 Gabriela Hearst collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Color-block heels from the SS18 Carolina Herrera collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Carolina Herrera

Color-block heels from the SS18 Carolina Herrera collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>White and red-toe-dipped pumps from the SS18 Oscar de la Renta collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Oscar de la Renta

White and red-toe-dipped pumps from the SS18 Oscar de la Renta collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>White and brown printed leather cowboy boots from the SS18 Anna Sui collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Anna Sui

White and brown printed leather cowboy boots from the SS18 Anna Sui collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>White and yellow tulip-printed slides from the SS18 Claudia Li collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Claudia Li

White and yellow tulip-printed slides from the SS18 Claudia Li collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Bra straps and clear plastic make up this SS18 Alexander Wang heel. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Alexander Wang

Bra straps and clear plastic make up this SS18 Alexander Wang heel. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Black and white cap-toe heels with fringe edges from the SS18 Tom Ford collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Tom Ford

Black and white cap-toe heels with fringe edges from the SS18 Tom Ford collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Denim high-heel Chelsea boots from the SS18 Monse collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Monse

Denim high-heel Chelsea boots from the SS18 Monse collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Black mules with clear yellow block heel from the SS18 Prabal Gurung collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Prabal Gurung

Black mules with clear yellow block heel from the SS18 Prabal Gurung collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Pastel green platform heel from the SS18 Sies Marjan collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Sies Marjan

Pastel green platform heel from the SS18 Sies Marjan collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Blue and white striped mules from the SS18 Christan Siriano collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Christian Siriano

Blue and white striped mules from the SS18 Christan Siriano collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>Lavender lace-up sandals from the SS18 Tibi collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Tibi

Lavender lace-up sandals from the SS18 Tibi collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

<p><i>White slides from the SS18 Tory Burch collection. (Photo: ImaxTree) </i></p>
Tory Burch

White slides from the SS18 Tory Burch collection. (Photo: ImaxTree)

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