By Shelby Comroe

Trend to Try: See-Through Shoes

Mesh flats are the shoe of the summer.

The hottest shoe style of the summer is something you may not be expecting. See-through styles from mesh to fishnet are this season’s top trend — and no, we’re not joking.

The controversial footwear is all over Instagram, and if they haven’t taken over your explore page yet… they will. We’ve been seeing Alaïa’s edgy fishnet ballerinas to Sandy Liang’s sweet see-through Mary Janes, plus Khaite’s embellished mesh pair and The Row‘s simple sock slippers. The popularity of the style doesn’t come as a total surprise. The mesh flat craze is a culmination of two of this years’ biggest trends: sheer clothing and ballet flats. Instead of baring your briefs, expose your toes!

Upon first glance, a pair of mesh flats may look hard to wear, but they are actually quite easy to style. These barely-there shoes are perfect for hot days ahead and can be worn with anything from jeans to dresses. We’ve selected our favourites along with some styling inspo that’ll get you on the see-through shoe bandwagon in no time.


Alaïa Fishnet Ballerinas


Khaite Marcy Crystal-Embellished Mesh Flats

The Row

The Row Red Sock Slippers

Sandy Liang

Sandy Liang MJ Mesh

Christopher Esber

Christopher Esber Minette Flat

Dear Frances

Dear Frances Balla Mesh

This story first appeared on GRAZIA International.