Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 461,792 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,241 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,999 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,241 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,999 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,212 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 461,792 cutting edge ideas.

Top 90 Shoe Trends in May

From Cherry Blossom-Themed Shoes to Hawaiian Shirt-Inspired Sneakers

— May 30, 2021 — Fashion
These May 2021 shoes are sure to stand out this coming spring and summer. Vibrancy and creativity are the themes that guided styles like Midorikawa and Suicoke's quirky painted toe shoe design to fashion forefronts. These inspiring designs encourage consumers to express themselves however they see fit.

Another shoe design that stands out is the cherry blossom-themed basketball shoe. With spring in the air, this Sakura tree detailing adds a captivating allure to the Nike LeBron 18 Low sneaker model. Its redesigned Swoosh—Nike's famous logo—is redesigned with intricately embroidered pink cherry blossoms.

For more floral pattern aesthetics, Converse released its Chuck 70 Low sneaker in a 'Tropical Shirt' design. Not only is this release colorfully stylish, but it is also made with upcycled Hawaiin patterned shirts for a sustainable design.
6.2
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
89
Stamped Suede-Covered Sneakers
Stamped Suede-Covered Sneakers
Offspring Joins Converse on The Flip Pack of Shoes
<
88
Vibrant Retro Paint-Detailed Shoes
Vibrant Retro Paint-Detailed Shoes
Nike Splatters Paint on the Blazer Mid and Low '77 for Spring
<
87
Sleek Black Leather Sandals
Sleek Black Leather Sandals
Palm Angels Offers a Leather Strap Sandal for the Warmer Seasons
<
86
Neutral Tonal Comfy Shoes
Neutral Tonal Comfy Shoes
YEEZY Launches a Taupe Light Colorway of the YEEZY 500 Sneakers
<
85
Leopard Patterned Bright Sneakers
Leopard Patterned Bright Sneakers
Nike's Air Force 1 Gets a Vibrant Leopard Colorway Design
<
84
Padded Breezy Spring Sandals
Padded Breezy Spring Sandals
John Elliott and Suicoke Join Forces on a Set of Sandals for SS21
<
83
Bright Tonal Dramatic Shoelaces
Bright Tonal Dramatic Shoelaces
99%IS- Offers New and Bright UPSIDE DOWN SHOELACES
<
82
Graphene-Enhanced Trail Sneakers
Graphene-Enhanced Trail Sneakers
The Inov-8 TrailFly Ultra G300 Max Offers Impressive Capabilities
<
81
Earthy Tonal Neutral Footwear
Earthy Tonal Neutral Footwear
New Balance's New made-in-UK 991 Sneakers Celebrate its 20th Year
<
80
Sandy Tonal Supportive Footwear
Sandy Tonal Supportive Footwear
The Desert Scape Pack Features the New Balance 1500 Shoe
<
79
Authentic Sneaker Marketplaces
Authentic Sneaker Marketplaces
eBay Canada is Bringing Its Authenticity Guarantee to Sneakers
<
78
Wide Leather Spring Mules
Wide Leather Spring Mules
Hender Scheme's New Manual Industrial Products 24 Nods to Birkenstocks
<
77
Chunky Perforated Summer Sandals
Chunky Perforated Summer Sandals
Y-3 Launches New Colorways of the Notoma Sandal
<
76
Sustainably-Made Utilitarian Boots
Sustainably-Made Utilitarian Boots
The VOYLOK Boots are Made Entirley from Wool and Hot Water
<
75
Paint-Splattered Split-Toe Boots
Paint-Splattered Split-Toe Boots
Maison Margiela Introduces a New Iteration of the Tabi Ankle Boot
<
74
Checkered Patchwork Hi-Top Shoes
Checkered Patchwork Hi-Top Shoes
Converse's Chuck 70 Sneakers Get a Checkerboard Patchwork Update
<
73
Pastel Tonal Spring Sneakers
Pastel Tonal Spring Sneakers
Nike's Dunk High Sneakers Gets a Crimson Tint Colorway
<
72
Retro Collaborative Sporty Apparel
Retro Collaborative Sporty Apparel
Aleali May and Jordan Brand Join Forces on the Calfia Capsule
<
71
Bright Orange Women Sneakers
Bright Orange Women Sneakers
Nike's Dunk Low Sneaker Gets a Sweet Laser Orange Colorway
<
70
Chunky Heavyweight Leather Boots
Chunky Heavyweight Leather Boots
John Elliott Updates the New Creeper II Boots for the Season
<
69
Sustainable Speckled Detailed Shoes
Sustainable Speckled Detailed Shoes
Jaden Smith Updates the New Balance Vision Racer Sneaker
<
68
Flame-Themed Vibrant Sneakers
Flame-Themed Vibrant Sneakers
Nike Brings Life Back to the Omega Flame Sneaker Model
<
67
Hawaiian Shirt-Themed Sneakers
Hawaiian Shirt-Themed Sneakers
Converse Celebrates the Tropical Shirt with the Latest Chuck 70s
<
66
Spring Tonal Lifestyle Sneakers
Spring Tonal Lifestyle Sneakers
New Balance Unveils a New Set of the 327 Sneaker Model
<
65
Mushroom-Based Shoe Materials
Mushroom-Based Shoe Materials
adidas Uses Mushrooms to Reinvent its Stan Smith Sneakers
<
64
Decathlon-Themed Running Shoes
Decathlon-Themed Running Shoes
Karhu's All Around Pack Features a Range of Functional Designs
<
63
Stashed Pocket Chunky Sandals
Stashed Pocket Chunky Sandals
BAPE Joins Suicoke to Work on the Brand New DAO Sandals
<
62
Repurposed Grape Sneakers
Repurposed Grape Sneakers
The Eco Edition Larry Sneakers are Made with Grape Skins, Stalks & Seeds
<
61
Digital Static-Graphic Sneakers
Digital Static-Graphic Sneakers
Nike SB's Dunk High Gets a Special TV Signal Colorway Update
<
60
Tonal Contrast Textural Sneakers
Tonal Contrast Textural Sneakers
The adidas YEEZY BOOST 700 Gets a Bright Blue Colorway
<
59
Earth Day-Themed Sustainable Shoes
Earth Day-Themed Sustainable Shoes
ASICS' Tarther Blast Gets a Cream Tonal Makeover for Spring
<
58
Winter-Ready Grippy Oxford Shoes
Winter-Ready Grippy Oxford Shoes
Dr. Martens' 1461 Bodega Shoes are Designed to be Highly Durable
<
57
Understated Debossed Logo Sneakers
Understated Debossed Logo Sneakers
Nike's Blazer Low X Launches a Set of Colorway Designs
<
56
Earthy Tonal Paneling Footwear
Earthy Tonal Paneling Footwear
Reebok Introduces Two Colorways of the Zig 3D Storm Hydro
<
55
Music-Themed Footwear Capsules
Music-Themed Footwear Capsules
WACKO MARIA Introduces a New PRO-KEDS Collaboration Project
<
54
Refreshing Caged Tonal Footwear
Refreshing Caged Tonal Footwear
Pharrell and adidas Launch the Clear Aqua NMD Hu Sneaker
<
53
Stark Tonal Branding Sneakers
Stark Tonal Branding Sneakers
Nike Introduces a Summit White Colorway of the Air VaporMax EVO
<
52
Stealthy Knit High-Top Shoes
Stealthy Knit High-Top Shoes
The YEEZY Quantum Gets a Minimal Colorway Design
<
51
Pizza-Themed Minimal Sneakers
Pizza-Themed Minimal Sneakers
PIZZA SLICE Gives the Reebok Club C an Understated Makeover
<
50
Monochromatic Seasonal Chunky Sandals
Monochromatic Seasonal Chunky Sandals
ASICS SportStyle Launches the New Bondal Sandal for Summer
<
49
Multi-Tonal Retro Basketball Shoes
Multi-Tonal Retro Basketball Shoes
New Balance's 550 Sneaker Gets a Vibrant Paneling Update
<
48
Spring-Ready Retro Footwear
Spring-Ready Retro Footwear
ASICS Welcomes the Warmer Season with the New GEL-MC PLUS Sneaker
<
47
Plaid Luxury Summer Sandals
Plaid Luxury Summer Sandals
Burberry's New Slides are Detailed with the Vintage Checks
<
46
3D-Knit Silky Sneakers
3D-Knit Silky Sneakers
ILYSM Introduces New Metallic Shoe Designs with No Laces
<
45
Sustainable Golf Sneakers
Sustainable Golf Sneakers
Nike's Victory G Lite Shoe is Lightweight and Functional
<
44
Japanese Gardening-Themed Shoes
Japanese Gardening-Themed Shoes
Nike's Dunk Low Rooted in Peace Design Nods to Earthy Themes
<
43
Glow-In-The-Dark Chunky Shoes
Glow-In-The-Dark Chunky Shoes
Nike Details the Air Max 90 With Glowing Logo Accents
<
42
Sustainable Jelly-Like Sandals
Sustainable Jelly-Like Sandals
Rombaut and Melissa Join Forces on a Eco-Friendly Capsule
<
41
Icy Translucent Sneaker Designs
Icy Translucent Sneaker Designs
adidas Introduces the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 in a Mono Ice Palette
<
40
Sustainable Rain Boots
Sustainable Rain Boots
Baxter Wood Works with Recycled & Natural Materials
<
39
Long-Distance Training Sneakers
Long-Distance Training Sneakers
The Under Armour HOVR Machina 2 Has High-Ventilation Mesh Fabric
<
38
Clear Outsole Rugged Boots
Clear Outsole Rugged Boots
Dr. Martens Introduces the New Set of 1461 Boot Designs
<
37
Summer-Ready Peach Tonal Sneakers
Summer-Ready Peach Tonal Sneakers
Nike Details the Air Huarache in a Turf Orange Colorway
<
36
Speckled Bright Sustainable Sneakers
Speckled Bright Sustainable Sneakers
Nike's Space Hippie 01 Sneaker Gets Two New Colorway Designs
<
35
Utilitarian Pocket Comfortable Slides
Utilitarian Pocket Comfortable Slides
The New LS Slides Feature a Functional Customizable Aspect
<
34
Premium Distressed Sneaker Designs
Premium Distressed Sneaker Designs
Collegium Introduces a New Set of Sneakers
<
33
Board Game-Themed Sneakers
Board Game-Themed Sneakers
Reebok and Candy Land Join Forces for a Vibrant Pack of Sneakers
<
32
Fruit-Based Vegan Sneakers
Fruit-Based Vegan Sneakers
The Mel Sneaker by Sylven New York is Made from Apples & Coconut
<
31
Earthy Tonal Retro Running Shoes
Earthy Tonal Retro Running Shoes
Nike's Air Pegasus 83 Sneaker Gets a Stone Colorway
<
30
Fully Recyclable Sneaker Styles
Fully Recyclable Sneaker Styles
The Adidas Made To Be Remade Ultraboost is Eco-Conscious
<
29
High-Quality Leather Lace-Up Boots
High-Quality Leather Lace-Up Boots
The Women's Laura Lace-Up Boots are Great for All Four Seasons
<
28
Refurbished Sneaker Programs
Refurbished Sneaker Programs
Nike Refurbished Explores the Circular Supply Chain Model
<
27
Reimagined Plant-Based Sneakers
Reimagined Plant-Based Sneakers
Reebok's Nano X1 Vegan is a New Version of the Nano X1 Sneaker
<
26
Cork-Accented Slide Sandals
Cork-Accented Slide Sandals
The Nike Air Max 90 Cork Slides Have a Naturalistic Finish
<
25
Alien-Themed Tennis Shoes
Alien-Themed Tennis Shoes
adidas Has Unveiled an Eco-Friendly Yoda Stan Smith Silhouette
<
24
Controlled Energy Return Footwear
Controlled Energy Return Footwear
The Adidas 4D Fusio Sneakers Have a Digitally Printed Midsole
<
23
Painted Toe Quirky Shoes
Painted Toe Quirky Shoes
Midorikawa and Suicoke Update the Vibram FiveFingers Shoe Design
<
22
Colorful Jelly Sandals
Colorful Jelly Sandals
The Hush Puppies and Loud Lacquer Brite Jells are Squishy and Soft
<
21
Cartoon Stoner Sneakers
Cartoon Stoner Sneakers
The adidas Towelie Campus 80s Were Launched to Celebrate 4/20
<
20
Lightweight Heritage Hybrid Sandals
Lightweight Heritage Hybrid Sandals
Onitsuka Tiger Launches the DENTIGRE STRAP for Summer
<
19
Signature Virtual Sneakers
Signature Virtual Sneakers
CryptoKickers Creates NFT-Based Virtual Footwear for the New World
<
18
Chic Small-Batch Moccasins
Chic Small-Batch Moccasins
Easymocs are Crafted with Vibram Outsoles and Ortholite Footbeds
<
17
Regenerative Leather Sneakers
Regenerative Leather Sneakers
Timberland's Greenstride Solar Wave EK+ Styles Uses Eco Materials
<
16
Rinsing-Friendly Skate Shoes
Rinsing-Friendly Skate Shoes
The Vans Trek Slip-On Reimagines a Classic Design
<
15
Trail-Ready Hiking Shoes
Trail-Ready Hiking Shoes
These adidas Terrex Swift R3 Silhouettes are High-Performance Hikers
<
14
Sustainable Summer Mules
Sustainable Summer Mules
Native Shoes' New Ava Bloom Silhouette is Made from Repurposed Algae
<
13
Comfortable Anti-Stress Shoes
Comfortable Anti-Stress Shoes
Rieker is a Favorable Footwear Brand with a High-Comfort Focus
<
12
Shoe-Recycling Vending Machines
Shoe-Recycling Vending Machines
Adidas’ Recycling Bins Turn Used Plastic Bottles Into Sneakers
<
11
Sustainable Desert Boot Sneakers
Sustainable Desert Boot Sneakers
The Clarks Origin Sneakers are Modernly Designed and Cut
<
10
Customizable LEGO Sneakers
Customizable LEGO Sneakers
The LEGO Adidas UltraBoosts Have Built-In Studs for Custom Designs
<
9
Exaggerated Luxe Fur Sandals
Exaggerated Luxe Fur Sandals
Louis Vuitton's New Easy Mules are Detailed with Branding Accents
<
8
Durable Lightweight Trail Shoes
Durable Lightweight Trail Shoes
The Columbia Escape Summit OutDry Offers Lightweight Agility
<
7
Cherry Blossom-Themed Basketball Shoes
Cherry Blossom-Themed Basketball Shoes
Nike's LeBron 18 Low Sneakers Gets a Sakura Design
<
6
Pancake Stack Slippers
Pancake Stack Slippers
Denny's Recently Launched the Limited-Edition Pro Loungers Slippers
<
5
Eco-Friendly Slip-On Shoes
Eco-Friendly Slip-On Shoes
The Astorflex Kamuflex Shoes are Handmade in Northern Italy
<
4
Limited-Edition Pop Culture Clogs
Limited-Edition Pop Culture Clogs
The Lightning McQueen Crocs are Available Now in Limited Numbers
<
3
Carbon Fiber-Infused Hiking Boots
Carbon Fiber-Infused Hiking Boots
The North Face Vectiv Exploris Futurelight Minimizes Fatigue
<
2
Casual Recovery Slippers
Casual Recovery Slippers
The OluKai Mahana Slippers Offer a Soothing Way to Relax
<
1
Earth-Toned Hiking Shoes
Earth-Toned Hiking Shoes
The Latest Adidas Terrex Free Hiker Parley Hiking Shoes are Stylish
<