Nothing Says “I’m Rich” Like This Summer Shoe Trend, But I've Found Pairs for Every Budget

Of all the flat shoe trends we’ve seen this year—and trust me, there have been a lot—this is perhaps the one I least expected, even though I know it to be a classic. In a move that will appease quiet luxury fans, boat shoes are officially back for summer 2024.

Having crept into high profile runway shows including Miu Miu’s most recent spring/summer collection, the humble shoe trend has also seen an uptick in online interest over the course of the past month—as noted by data analyst @databutmakeitfashion.

Influencer wears boat shoes.

The shoe trend may have previously been reserved for yacht dwellers, thus cementing its luxury status, but now it’s currently making its way on to city streets at pace, whispering wealth with every step. Styled by the fashion set with cottons, linens and denim, the controversial shoe to gearing up to be one of summer’s most important footwear buys.

Miu Miu runway.

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A surprising mainstay in Miu Miu’s runway collection, the brand’s tan boat shoes were paired with leather skirts, draping trousers and micro shorts throughout—attesting to the versatile nature of the rising shoe trend.