Put Some Spring In Your Step: Spring 2009 Shoe Trends
By Jess T.
Along with the spring fashion trends, it’s (almost) time to break out the new shoe styles and this spring shoe styles are all about fun, fun, fun. Here’s what to be on the look out for…
This season it’s all about details: embellishments, beads, fringe, ruffles, flowers, buckles, zippers, snaps, studs…Think of your shoes as a piece of art and go with something new and interesting.
Gladiators are back and this season with a twist. We’re seeing more heeled gladiators and fun & interesting takes on this popular style: metallics, bright colors, and wedges.
Reptile skins (especially snakeskin), real or faux, are being seen on shoes all over the place. Flats, stilettos and wedges; you name it, you can find it. The most important part of this trend is to go for quality – you don’t want faux skins that look cheap. Payless is not the place to go for these shoes.
This spin on the popular bootie of fall and winter will make them translate to warm weather and will give you a more fun and updated look.
Ties, Laces and Straps:
Ties, laces and straps were all over the runways for this season in all different forms, from hippie-tree hugger to glamazon. They’re not only a fun and new trend, they’re functional as well (you will never lose a shoe!).
With interesting details being such a focus this year, heels did not get overlooked. Keep your eye open for brightly colored, uniquely shaped or architectural heels.
Just like this season’s clothes, bright colors are all the rage for shoes, especially pinks and oranges.
And of course, keep your eyes open for all the styles we’ve seen season after season; wedges, slingbacks, peep toes, sky-high heels and platforms.