These are the breeziest shoes to have in your wardrobe right now!

No matter the season, everyone loves a breezy, comfortable pair of shoes. This year’s footwear trends are about embracing the carefree spirit of staying chic and comfortable. The right pair of shoes instantly elevates your outfit from basic to hot! 

From strappy sandals to chunky shoes, here are the breeziest shoe trends in 2023 that we absolutely love.

Fisherman sandals

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Fisherman sandals have a touch of nostalgia with their revival. It is a classic silhouette that has made a stylish comeback this year. These sandals are characterised by their woven or braided leather straps that provide a secure fit and an airy feel. Pair your fisherman sandals with a flowy sundress for a laid-back bohemian vibe, or style them with high-waisted jeans with a white tee and leather jacket for a relaxed yet refined city look.

Kkerelé Liro sandal
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Nduka Sandals
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Chunky soles

Breeziest shoes to have now- Marie Claire Nigeria
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Shoes with chunky soles are taking centre stage this year; we’re sure you’ve seen them. Offering a harmonious blend of comfort and style, they come in various types, from platform sandals to thick-soled slippers and loafers. With their dramatic looks, these shoes add a bold edge to any outfit. Opt for a street-chic ensemble by pairing chunky platform slippers with wide-leg pants and an oversized graphic tee. For a more elevated approach, team a colourful chunky-heeled sandal/loafers with a midi skirt, tailored blouse, or a set of linen trousers and tops.

kkerelé Leo sandals
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Chunky Strappy Platform Sandals
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Kitten heeled sandals

Breeziest shoes- Marie Claire Nigeria
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Strutting became more fabulous with kitten-heeled sandals that effortlessly transition from daytime strolls to evening soirées. The fashion girls have transitioned to accommodate low heels in their everyday looks for a comfortable and chic vibe. Whether adorned with delicate straps or bold embellishments, kitten-heeled sandals add a touch of glamour to any outfit. Pair heeled sandals with a flowy maxi dress and statement earrings for a romantic garden party look. Wear a monochrome set of shirts, trousers, high-waisted shorts, and a tucked-in blouse to channel an urban-cool aesthetic.

Racy Sandals
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Pink Jerry Heart Sandals
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Strap sandals

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For those who still love their high heels, strap sandals are a quintessential summer staple that offers a mix of simplicity and elegance. These sandals cater to diverse style preferences with various strap configurations, from minimalistic to intricately detailed. Opt for a minimalist approach by pairing them with a linen jumpsuit/playsuit for a refined vacation ensemble. For a more dinner-time look, combine multi-strap sandals with a gorgeous dress and cute baguette.

Amina Muaddi lace up sandal
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Zara Strap Sandals
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Sneakers- best shoes this season
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Always a classic, sneakers are a beloved option for those seeking comfort without compromising style. Indulge in their versatility by pairing classic white sneakers with a denim skirt and a tucked-in blouse for an effortlessly chic street-style look. Wear sleek low-top sneakers with jeans and a jersey, unlocking your bloke core, or pair them with tailored shorts/pants and a blazer for a sporty yet sophisticated appearance.

Adidas Superstar Shoes
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Nike Airforce Shoes
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Slippers and flats offer a laid-back elegance perfect for the easygoing days. Slip into woven flats for the ideal beach vibe and style them with a flowy kaftan and oversized sun hat for a resort-inspired look. To infuse a touch of sophistication, combine sleek flats with a mini free dress, high-waisted culottes, and a tucked-in blouse to explore the city in style.

Zashadu Flats
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Multicolored Asooke
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These shoes blend fashion and function effortlessly, allowing you to enter any season with confidence and flair. Whether strolling along the boardwalk or enjoying a rooftop gathering, these shoe styles are ready to carry you through the sun-soaked or cooler days. They are easy transition shoes that apply to most seasons. Value for your money? You got it.


  • Omotola Saba

    Hi, Omotola here, the human form of the 100 Emoji and the fashion and beauty writer at Marie Claire Nigeria. She started writing for fun and merged it with her love for fashion, and beauty. She's mostly at home, picking up yet another new hobby, scrolling through pinterest, laughing with her family or at dad jokes, or sleeping.

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