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15 Designer Shoes for Women Guaranteed to Impress This Summer 2021

new designer luxury shoes for women, including platforms, chunky sandals, clogs, mules and more, all guaranteed to impress this summer 2021

Halfway through 2021, as lockdown restrictions ease, some of us are done with comfort when it comes to our wardrobe options. Burn the sweatpants! Bring on the high heels! We’re ready for statement shoes that are totally on-trend, eye-catching, and guaranteed to draw attention to themselves – and to us! If you’re similarly inclined, our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 15 new designer luxury shoes for women, including platforms, chunky sandals, clogs, mules and more, all guaranteed to impress this summer 2021.

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As we finally move beyond the sock feet and fluffy slippers of working from home, it’s time to start giving some real thought to footwear. Yay!

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By now we are all well aware of how comfortable and cool both Birkenstocks and designer sneakers are. And we’ll never forget how glamorous our Birdies Songbird House Slippers ($120) made us feel during the longest days of lockdown.

new designer luxury shoes for women, including platforms, chunky sandals, clogs, mules and more, all guaranteed to impress this summer 2021. 

new designer luxury shoes for women, including platforms, chunky sandals, clogs, mules and more, all guaranteed to impress this summer 2021.

But seeing as it’s officially the season of going out more, we think it’s time to start donning something a little more dramatic for a change. After all, there’s nothing like a bold shoe to make a statement, right?

From flatforms to platforms, to embellished sandals, pumps and slides, statement making shoe options abound this summer. And we found 15 different styles that are just perfect for all the parties and outings you’re headed to in the coming months.

Ahead, our favorite shoes that most definitely should be seen this summer.

15 designer statement shoes for women guaranteed to get noticed in summer 2021

1. the attico devon satin mule

One of the best parts of having a pair of sky-high heels on hand is their undeniable ability to have a leg-lengthening effect and create a streamlined silhouette. Pro tip: Opt for a style in a vibrant shade like these orange Devon Satin Mules ($645) from The Attico to fully commit to the look.

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2. ugo paulon yuri tie heels

Ugo Paulon’s Yuri Tie Heels (£450) are a ’grammable footwear dream, with bulbous, sculptural straps that lace around the calves made from upcycled shoes and deadstock materials.

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3. amina muaddi patent leather flacko sandal

Add a little drama to your lineup of classic heels by investing in some Patent Leather Flacko Sandals ($1,550) from Amina Muaddi with a dazzling crystal-embellished curb chain ankle strap.

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4. swedish hasbeens patchwork heeled clog sandal

Take the clog trend for a walk on the wild side with these 70’s inspired Patchwork Heeled Clog Sandals ($350) from Swedish Hasbeens.

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5. cult gaia effie flower lace-up leather sandal

Show everyone just how in touch you got with nature during lockdown with these ethereal Effie Flower-Detailed Lace-Up Leather Sandals ($498) from Cult Gaia.

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6. bottega veneta studded sandal

Bottega Veneta’s futuristic Studded 90mm Sandal ($1,150) comes in an eye-catching array of colors including this bright grass green.

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7. jw anderson embellished leather slides

Who says statement shoes have to be heels? Say yes to comfort and style with JW Anderson’s chunky gold Embellished Leather Slides ($620).

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8. simon miller blackout 110 leather flatform sandal

Go with Simon Miller’s ultra-high Blackout 110 Leather Flatform Sandals ($490) to make even more of a footwear statement.

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9. salvatore ferragamo rainbow 1938 platform sandals

Who needs ruby slippers when you can have these Salvatore Ferragamo Rainbow 1938 Platform Sandals ($2,500) instead?

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10. sophia webster flo flamingo-heel leather mule

Nothing says summer quite like the Flo Flamingo-Heel Leather Mule ($550) from Sophia Webster.

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11. aquazzura boudoir feather, velvet and leather sandals

Paria these Aquazzura Boudoir Feather, Velvet and Leather Sandals ($650) with your favorite silk pajama inspired set for a relaxed, yet glamorous look.

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12. prada crystal-embellished satin sandals

We can’t wait to wear these red Prada Crystal-Embellished Satin Sandals ($1,250) anywhere but home.

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13. piferi fantasia sandals

Sweet dreams are made of these Piferi Fantasia 100mm Sandals ($700).

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14. christian louboutin crosse du desert silk-crepe tie sandals

These Christian Louboutin Crosse Du Desert Silk-Crepe Tie Sandals ($895) look like a party on your feet.

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15. anthropologie retro platform sandal

Lend these Anthropologie Retro Platform Sandals ($200) some maximalist appeal by pairing them with your favorite white dress sundress.

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the designer statement shoes for women sure to get noticed this summer 2021

That’s our take on the best designer luxury fashion statement shoes for women guaranteed to impress this summer 2021, including on-trend sandals, platforms and more.

That’s it for our 15 favorite statement shoes you can shop right now. Which one is your fav? Keeping any of these beauties indoors would be a shame, don’t you think?

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This article contains affiliate links to products independently selected by our editors. As an Amazon Associate, Dandelion Chandelier receives a commission for qualifying purchases made through these links. 

Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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