Somewhere out there, there is a proactive young man adding 'bury me in my Yeezys' to his funeral arrangements. Goodness only knows how many revisions he'll go through before he actually kicks the bucket wearing self-lacing Nike hover boards, but for the present, we're fairly certain these are the footwear trends that will define our time. Ahead, see the year in 21 of the most-wanted kinds of shoes.More
Like me in grade school but without the frightening overnight changes in hair and complexion, boots this year stretched out to the knee or higher, thanks largely in part to Balenciaga and Vetements, pictured here. Hard to get on, but easy to go out not wearing pants, as many celebrities showed.
No longer are we bound by the rules of geometry as they apply to our shoe heels. In 2017 and as we move into 2018, it's all about the personality heel (as coined by Man Repeller), sculpted into couch heels and elephants and tilt-y modernist art.
The sociopolitical climate may be dark, but the rhinestones on our shoes shine bright like the diamonds we definitely can't afford, along with any sort of property. Not that that is a problem for Kendall Jenner, who wore these $10K Saint Laurent boots, but for the rest of us, there's always the high street.