Ready for a fresh batch of shoe trends? As we sink our teeth into 2021, it’s only natural that we sit down to discuss the upcoming styles that will dominate for the year ahead. Even though shoes tend to have a much longer shelf-life than typical clothing trends, they do also go through style cycles which is why we’re about to highlight the freshest footwear of the moment and, consequently, which now feel outdated.

I think you’ll agree with me when I say that shoes like pool slides are now safely a thing of the past while others like sock boots are nearing their end dates. Of course, these are simply my opinions based on what I’ve been noticing in the fashion world and you should always feel free to wear whatever you please. But if you’re looking for some guidance for your next closet clean-out or are simply curious to see which styles are hitting their expiration dates, look no further than the below six outdated shoes for 2021 and which styles are replacing them. You’d even be wise to start shopping for your next restock now.