Without a doubt, perforated details is one of the most popular footwear trends we’ve seen this spring and summer. Perforation is generally defined by a grouping of small dot-shaped cutouts, giving a mesh-like feel. Incorporating perforated details is perfect for the season, since the cutouts add breathability – a much-needed feature in the heat of the summer. The trend is also popular in apparel and accessories and is an easy, understated way to inject a modern touch into any look.
For a dressy feel, the Draft, a popular leather shoe with cutouts and a stacked heel, and the Dania, a platform heel with a faux leather upper and T-strap detailing, both feature perforated uppers and are appropriate for professional and dressy events. For a shorter heel, try the Cadie, an open-toe stylish dress sandal with slide entry, decorative buckle detail, and perforation at the vamp.
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For a more low-key look, perforated details are in casual styles ranging from thong sandals to loafers and more. The Letta, a modern take on the classic smoking slipper, features perforation on both sides of the leather upper. The Winger, a flat thong sandal, incorporates perforated details in a chain-like design on a wide strap. If you live in ballet flats, the Vanessa’s leather upper is almost entirely perforated, with a bow at the vamp for a feminine touch and a slight ¾ inch heel.
No matter how you wear it, the perforated details trend is an easy, comfortable, and timeless way to add a dose of style to your wardrobe.