How has fashion changed in the last decade? Our shopping has become increasingly aware of themes like sustainability and ethics and also increasingly occurs online. Skirts have become longer and bags smaller, while streetwear and athleisure have dominated the international scene, and sweatshirts have become fashionable garments with sneakers among the most sought-out accessories…

This decade also marks the 10th anniversary of Lyst, the global search engine for fashion, which with its index analyses the behaviour of over 9 million network users identifying brands and the most highly desired products. It is precisely with the aim of celebrating that Lyst has drawn up a list of the most sought-out products over the last decade, year by year, including footwear. By scrolling through these models, it is possible to outline the transformation in consumer tastes over the years.


The most popular footwear model is the Tribute sandal with straps by Yves Saint Laurent featuring vertiginous heel and platform.


Taking centre stage is the Rockstud by Valentino, a sandal with pyramid-shaped studs in a gladiator version that acts as a driving force in boosting the maison’s sales.

“Hero”, the cult item of that year, is also a shoe: a pump featuring Miu Miu glitter.


Next to arrive in the classification is a sneaker: Isabel Marant designs a model with inner platform, in suede and plain leather with multiple strap fastening, that will become highly imitated by other brands.


Another sneaker, the Skate slipper by Céline with boxed outsole conquers the general public with its diversified materials that range from exquisite crocodile to suede.


A resounding hit is the Fusion low sneaker sock by Dior, with floral-themed strass decoration.


Everyone is mad for the Princeton slipper by Gucci with fur trim, which is the beginning of the new direction of Alessandro Michele.


Furry mania continues with FentyxPuma with fur band.


The sneaker returns as the protagonist with Deluxe Speed by Balenciaga, the hi sock sneaker with chunky outsole.


Balenciaga is a two-time winner with Triple S, which becomes the absolute icon of ugly dad shoes.


Ending the decade is Stretch by Bottega Veneta, the elasticised sandal with straps on a mid-height heel with its unmistakable squared toes.