6 Shoe Trends that Dominated the Paris 2025 Men’s Runway

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The Paris menswear runway had a lot of footwear flex moments, from reinterpretations of classics, like a reworked loafer and a marked increase in summer sandal options, to a directional, sometimes three dimensional chunky shoe. There were some clear style stars that will drive sales come spring 2025.

Here are 6 men’s shoe trends that ruled the runways in Paris:

Menswear Shoe Trends at Paris Fashion Week Men’s Spring 2025: Ultra Flat

The ultra flat flats
It had a moment in Milan and the momentum continued in Paris. Birthed from the woman’s runway the ultra flat flat came in a Mary Jane style from Wales Bonner, simple genderless whimsical. Jonathan Anderson’s Loewe married artistry and commerce with a pointed take on a evening flat lace up. Kenzo went with a subtle take on a fisherman flat and Courrège’s Nicolas Di Felice chose a leather slipper boot styles with his razor cut tailoring.

Menswear Shoe Trends at Paris Fashion Week Men’s Spring 2025: Reworked Loafer

The reworked loafer
Another winner carried over from Milan: the loafer. The Parisian version reworked the preppy vibe with a twist. Mike Amiri brought his version of an exclusive jazz club to Paris, outfitting his mid-century jazz hot suiting with black and white loafer styles, for a too cool for school vibe. Ernest W. Baker went retro, also with a black and white version with gold hardware. A master of subverting utility Sacai chose a less precious version and Berluti went super slick, with a shiny take on the office classic.

Menswear Shoe Trends at Paris Fashion Week Men’s Spring 2025: Chunky
Feng Chen Wang

The new chunky
On the opposite end of the spectrum statement making footwear went chunky. Dior had clog lace up hybrid, Feng Chen Wang went futuristic with an oversized 3D sporty sandal like style styled with socks and nylon short suiting, another master of the craft, Comme des Garçons went with any oversized clown shoe with ruffle details in black or white, while Kenzo’s Nigo did a rubber wrapped sneaker boot with a subtle bit of size.

Menswear Shoe Trends at Paris Fashion Week Men’s Spring 2025: Summer Boots
Hed Meyer

Summer boots
Another pick up from the Italian runway, the boot as a new unexpected choice for a summer look with brown tones— from chocolate to caramel —being the key idea. Dior went biker with ankle straps standing out when paired with their shorts, Rick Owens, did a sneaker boot style that almost felt like a moonboot update, Hey Meyer’s had a slick Chelsea boot while one of the shows of the season, Dries Van Noten’s final menswear shoe had a snakeskin flat boot style that easily felt season-less.

Menswear Shoe Trends at Paris Fashion Week Men’s Spring 2025: Low Profile Sneaker

Low profile sneakers
Who said sneakers are dead? Buyers this season were drawn to a low profile sneakers, mostly in white, a crisp update to a classic, are slightly making a comeback, providing the polished sporty edge. Sacai’s refined sporty version set the pace, Wales Bonner used a rubber cap style in both low and high top and Homme Plissé Issey Miyake added color with a green pastel version paired with a variety of pleated pieces and Yohji Yamamoto’s are black and white like a supped up chuck style with a tiny bit of life.

Menswear Shoe Trends at Paris Fashion Week Men’s Spring 2025: Sandals

Sandals sandals and more sandals
The luxury sandal is everywhere, exploding into spring as the go to shoe evolving the quiet luxury trend into a relaxed resort vibe. Dries Van Noten again showed a mix of cross strap styles, Hed Meyer’s were on a wooden platform with leather straps, Hermès played with color blocking with crisscross straps and Lemaire showed a black version that laces up the ankle, an elegant option more suited for an evening soiree than a day at the beach.

Launch Gallery: The Menswear Shoe Trends Seen at Paris Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2025

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