These Are the Most Popular Shoes of the Entire Year, So Don't You Forget to Buy Them

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Since we wanted to be completely sure we've filled all the buckets when it comes to shoes this year, we scanned the streets, along with our favorite retailers, to round up the most prominent trends. Ahead, you won't just find the artsy styles on the runways, which may seem daunting, but the most popular selection of kicks. You know, the footwear you spot on models or editors that you follow on the 'gram, and then go searching for, dedicated to finding similar options. From quirky mules or sculptural wooden heels that suddenly sprouted up everywhere to the designs we've become more familiar with (think the '80s pin heel bootie and thigh highs), here are the 15 shoes of 2018, and we definitely won't forget them.

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Chunky Dad Sneakers
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Chunky Dad Sneakers

The trend has made its way to virtually every brand — high and low end. Kendall Jenner rocked her Adidas and Hailey Baldwin stood by her side in her Louis Vuitton pair while in LA in March 2018. Meanwhile, Gigi Hadid rocks her own, more affordable Ash iteration.

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Victorian Lace-Up Boots
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Victorian Lace-Up Boots

Tracee Ellis Ross paired her ivory leather boots with white denim, a dusty rose blazer, and a Balenciaga crossbody bag in New York in May 2018.

Alternative: Nasty Gal Another String to Your Bow Faux Leather Boot
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Alternative: Nasty Gal Another String to Your Bow Faux Leather Boot

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Slingbacks
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Slingbacks

The Dior slingback certainly had its moment (Selena is even a fan!) but the style extends beyond the iconic French fashion house. Selena wore a classic black version in New York.

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PVC
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PVC

Kim Kardashian's PVC mules are not the only ones we've spotted on the street. Lucite heels are equally as popular, but mules like the ones Kim wore in LA in February 2018 are on the rise.

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Quirky Mules
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Quirky Mules

Mindy's pink Malone Souliers heels, which she wore in May 2018, are one of the most popular versions (Jennifer Lawrence has a pair from the label too!). Backless heels that pack a punch and make everyone stare in wonder at the work of art that is your footwear — that's a fine investment for 2018.

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Animal Print
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Animal Print

Iskra Lawrence combined two trends when she stepped out in these superstrappy snakeskin embellished heels in Paris in March 2018. Whether you're a classicist who prefers leopard or snakeskin is your go-to, wild patterns are everywhere.

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Flat Leather Sandals
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Flat Leather Sandals

Victoria Beckham showed off the ultimate "Summer 2018 vacation shoe" in Paris in July 2018 when she stepped out in all white. The designer's toe loop sandal and slight platform is exactly what makes this look so cool and sophisticated.

Our Pick: The Row Giada Leather Slingback Sandals
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Our Pick: The Row Giada Leather Slingback Sandals

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Superstrappy Around the Ankle
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Superstrappy Around the Ankle

Ashley Graham let her T-strap, ankle-wrap heels take center stage when she stepped out for an NYC event in March 2018. Her wiry, spindly stilettos are everywhere this year. Do you own a pair yet?

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Sock Style Boots
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Sock Style Boots

While Cardi B is still singing about Balenciaga's sock sneakers, the fitted, ankle-rise sock boot can be with or without a heel. Mandy Moore modeled a more elevated version at the Dior show during Paris Haute Couture Week in July 2018.

Our Pick: Proenza Schouler Curved-Heel Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots
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Our Pick: Proenza Schouler Curved-Heel Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots

Alternative: Dolce Vita Elon Sock Boots
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Alternative: Dolce Vita Elon Sock Boots

Dolce Vita Elon Sock Boots ($143, originally $190)

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Bow-Adorned Heels
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Bow-Adorned Heels

Olivia Palermo rocked one of the year's biggest trends on what you thought was a simple pair of black Christian Louboutins on her way to the Fendi show in July 2018. Remember when Meghan Markle showed her sign of support in these Aquazzura slingbacks? It's a subtle, superfeminine detail that we're all about.

Our Pick: Attico Bow Strap Heel Sandals
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Our Pick: Attico Bow Strap Heel Sandals

Attico Bow Strap Heel Sandals ($277, originally $925)

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Logomania
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Logomania

Logomania is everywhere, and Priyanka Chopra executed the trend perfectly when she capped off a neutral top and straight leg jeans with a pair of iconic Fendi heels in NYC in June 2018.

Alternative: Vetements Logo-Print High Top Canvas Trainers
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Alternative: Vetements Logo-Print High Top Canvas Trainers

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The '80s Boot
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The '80s Boot

Kendall Jenner has been wearing a boot with a thin-pin '80s heel for what feels like forever. She even got in on the sportswear trend by letting her footwear take center stage and completing the outfit with a nylon Prada bag, striped sweatshirt, and biker shorts when she stepped out in NYC in June 2018.

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Velvet
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Velvet

Jennifer Aniston's velvet shoes came in the perfect shade for 2018: dusty rose. Jen's particular stilettos are Aquazzura, but you can rock the texture on everything from backless loafers to square toe block heels.

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Thigh-High Boots
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Thigh-High Boots

Ariana Grande isn't the only one keeping the trend alive. Yara Shahidi's cobalt Le Silla thigh-highs made quite the statement when she stepped out in NYC in January 2018. Whether you like blue, pink, red, or something more neutral that goes with your entire wardrobe, you should make sure you've got some tall stunners this year.