Clear shoes were one of the big breakout trends on the spring/ summer runways. We saw gorgeous transparent shoes on the catwalks of Chanel, Balmain, Yeezy, Prada and more. If you follow all the Instagram celebs, then you’ve probably been salivating over a particular pair of transparent Perspex shoes since last spring!
You can get ahead of the clear shoe trend by picking up some of the clear heels that are available on the market right now. We picked out the best from a variety of styles, so no matter what kind of fashionista you are, you can find something that’ll suit you.
Get into the how’s and what’s of transparent shoes, with our brief history of the trend. We’ve also got styling suggestions for clear heels, so you can make the style work for every occasion. To make sure you stay cool and comfortable in your new clear heels, we’ve also included an explanation of the common issues with transparent shoes as well as all of the tips and tricks to help you troubleshoot plastic shoes.
The Trend of Plastic Clear Shoes: Contents
• 19 Best PVC Clear Shoes to Hit the Streets Like a Proper Cinderella
• Where the Clear Shoe Trend Came from
• How to Wear Plastic Clear Shoes Without Any Pain
19 Best PVC Clear Shoes to Hit the Streets Like a Proper Cinderella
Read on to see which are our favorite see-through shoes from all the biggest names in shoe design.
1. Studded and Strappy Clear Heels
If you’re the daring type, these stiletto sandals from Alexander Wang might be a fun way of incorporating clear plastic shoes into your wardrobe. They have a sporty vibe, with a small PVC strap over the toes and a small elastic slingback. Studs line the sole for a hint of shine. They are available at Nordstrom.
2. Crystal Clear See-Through Shoes
Plastic shoes can be as glamorous as any other type of heels as long as the design is right. These strappy stiletto heels by Giuseppe Zanotti are embellished with crystals over the strap, and sport a lovely silver ankle strap. You’ll love the hidden touch of a denim insole that makes these shoes unique. They are a perfect fit both for a night out and for formal events. Find them at Shopbop!
3. Closed-Toe Slingback PVC Shoes
A Jimmy Choo shoe is never a bad purchase, but these see-through shoes are especially reasonable. They are low slingbacks with a closed-toe, which makes them elegant enough to wear to an office job and comfortable enough to wear on a day of city walking. You can buy these clear shoes from Forward.
4. Buckled Flat Transparent Shoes
With all the demureness of a flat and a touch of edge from the buckled straps, these Miu Miu clear shoes embody serious contrast. They show off the foot almost completely, since they are made of PVC, but there are some black leather accents that give structure and will make sure you don’t feel too exposed. Order them online from Net-a-Porter!
5. Minimalist Drama Clear Shoes
We’re obsessing over this combination of bulk with a minimalist design. The straps and block heels of these Yeezy clear shoes are both see-through, with a comfy suede insole. The 4.5-inch block heels will make you feel powerful and sky-high – the kind of shoe you absolutely must reserve for a night where you plan to make an impact. Get them from My Theresa!
6. PVC Mule Shoes
It is indeed possible to combine a boho aesthetic with clear heels! These low little mules sit on a round lucite heel, and have a light brown sole that gives an earthy touch. They are chic yet comfy – perfect for wearing on a summer day while you’re out and about. They can be purchased from Moda Operandi.
7. Pearl-Studded Clear Heels
With a pointed toe and lovely pearls, this is a classy take on Perspex heels that will really make you feel like Cinderella. So far, we have mostly seen toe-baring clear heels, so this Stella McCartney design that encapsulates the whole foot feels particularly dramatic. These are proper stilettos with a delicate white insole. They are sold online via Net-a-Porter.
8. Transparent Stiletto Sandals
Slip your feet into a darker take on strappy clear sandals. This Manolo Blahnik shoe has two see-through straps to keep the foot secure and give counter to the high and thin black stiletto heel. A dark insole gives some structure and presence, and makes them an unforgettable pair of clear shoes. Visit Nordstrom to try them out in any of the three shades available!