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  • May 11, 2021 4 min read

    It’s no surprise that footwear trends change every year just as everything else does – fitness trends, fashion trends, and even trends on how people act. Footwear is one of the biggest industries in the fashion world – people love to spice up an outfit with a great pair of shoes. There are so many different varieties of shoe types – mules, platform shoes, sandals, flip flops, flats, sneakers – the list could go on forever.

    Not all shoe styles are always in style though – while flip flops may in trendy and in style one year, the next year could be completely different and platform shoes could be more trendy and stylish. There are so many ways to keep up with trending footwear, and this is the blog for just that!

    Today, we are going to discuss trending footwear in 2021 and how you can keep up with these trends by choosing Nootkas!

    2021 footwear trends


    Leather Mule

    If you’re not 100% sure what the ‘mule’ shoe style is, don’t worry, we got you covered! Mules refer to a style of shoe where the heel is open – it’s a slide-on shoe where your heel is open, but your toes are enclosed in the shoe. Mules have become super trendy and popular because they can be more casual or you can dress them up. Mules are a very versatile shoe that can be worn for any occasion, and the best part? They are super easy and comfy to wear! Just slide them on and off – you don’t have to worry about blisters, ties, etc.
    The main reason people love mules is that they come in so many styles that they can be worn year-round! They make winter, summer, spring, and fall mules so you can be fashionable and trendy all year long.



    While we are all dressing a lot more casually and cozy these days because of the pandemic, the footwear trend that is here to play is slide-on sandals. We all prefer to be cute and cozy these days, and the same goes for our footwear. This year, we will be seeing a lot of slide-on sandals in the fashion world. Whether they be slide-on flip flops or slide-on sandals with a strap over your foot, this is the biggest trend for spring and summer 2021.

    The great thing about slide sandals is that they can be worn in so many different ways – dress them up with a cute sundress, or dress them down with some jeans and a cute t-shirt. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this trend!

    If you’re looking for your new favorite sandal slides, you should check out our Aurora Wool Slide Slipper! Coming in multiple color options, these comfortable wool slide sandals are as versatile as they are cozy! Featuring felted wool and a rubber sole, these slide sandals are sure to be your new favorite slide sandals this spring and summer!

    Platform shoes

    Platform Shoes

    Can you believe platform shoes are back in style?! We can and we’re here for it! Platform shoes can be made into all types of shoes – dress shoes, heels, sandals, etc. Pretty much any type of footwear can be made in platform (or flatform) shoes and we are living for this trend.

    Similar to the first two trends, platform shoes can be worn in so many ways. You can dress them up with a romper or jumpsuit, dress casual with a cute and light sundress, or dress down with some joggers and a t-shirt. The best thing about platform shoes is that they can also be worn year-round. If you get closed-toe platform shoes, you don’t only have to wear them when it’s warm out, you can rock this trend all 2021!

    House slippers

    We know we sound crazy when we say that house slippers are in our trending footwear for 2021, but they really are! During and after the pandemic, people are spending more time at home and working from home, meaning they may not always get up and get dressed to the nines. More people than ever before have said they have invested in house slippers for themselves since they find themselves wearing them most often.

    This is a trend we love to see, and one we hope stays! House slippers are a great thing to throw on with your favorite comfy clothes, or throw on with some jeans and make yourself feel put together – especially with our Astoria Wool House Slippers! These slippers are not your average house slippers, and we promise you’ll love them.

    Why choose Nootkas?

    Here at Nootkas, we prioritize finding the joy in the simple things: family, friends, and health. We found our inspiration during the rainy season we experience in the Pacific Northwest where we were spending a lot of time indoors – similar to current times. We wanted to create men's and women's house shoes that weren’t only comfortable, but that were also cute, stylish and keep up with current footwear trends.
    Our shoes are felted from a combination of Merino wool and other local wools. The diversity we use in our fibers ensures that our shoes will last you longer than other shoes because the combination of coarse and fine fibers lock together better during our felting process.

    Our mission is to bring you nothing but the best quality footwear, while also keeping up with the ever-changing trends when it comes to the footwear industry. We take our time when it comes to researching upcoming footwear trends in the New Year, and we are innovative in the way we think and create comfortable shoes, that are also trendy and fashionable.
    If you’re in the market for your new favorite pair of house slippers, and you want something cute and comfortable, you just found your match! We have a wide variety of style and color options on all of our shoes. Nootkas wool slippers are comfortable, stylish, and trendy so you can be in style all year round! Looking for trendy, cute, and cozy shoes? Check out our most popular styles!