Hot Shoe Fashions for Summer Season
High, tall, strappy and colorful are all suitable descriptions of 2012’s summertime shoe styles. Which’s not all – flashes, metal toes, and natural colors remain in the mix also. Even clear shoes are flaunting this summertime.
Metal Toes – Not Simply for Work Boots Anymore
In the old days, metal toes on shoes implied they were work shoes. And now the pattern towards metal toes is not for security from injury; it’s to add a metallic shimmer to ordinary shoes, especially high heels. And the look of metal toes differs quite a bit, from studded and chunky to thin and pointy.
Platforms (Remember Those?).
The platform is back this summertime! From super-mega to more modest heights, the platform appearance is returning in gown shoes. You will even see platform sandals this summer season.
High-laced sandals are in for 2012. Laces and straps that go all the way up over the ankles are the search for the season. Try to find gladiator sandals and laced-up mini boots.
Wedge heels were popular in 2011, too, however they are back this year in more muted colors. Wedge-heeled sandals with buckles, ties, and straps are 2012’s version of the traditional wedge.
Pastels and Bright Colors.
There’s a general pattern toward pastels in 2012 footwear, but there are some brilliant colors popping out in mini boots, high heels, and strappy sandals. Some intense blues, reds, and greens are peeking out. Most of the shoes for 2012, though, remain in more soft, pastel colors.
Lace is popping up everywhere in 2012, and shoes are no exception. Lace is acting as a general covering or as an edging or accent. Black, white, pink, and beige are the normal colors where lace is included.
Yes, clear shoes are trending this season, from high heels to sandals to flats. The clear appearance was presented in force in 2011, but it’s catching on more in 2012. This summertime’s clear shoes are not always all clear; you’ll often find that simply parts of the shoe or sandal are clear. The clear aspects are mingled with stripes, straps, and remarkable heels.
On the beach this year, it’s back to flip-flops, specifically Havianas flip flops. All type of flip-flop colors are making their appearance. However flip-flops aren’t the only beach shoe patterns in 2012. There are likewise athletic shoes made of netting for strolls or runs along the beach. Standard running and walking shoes are including web this year too, allowing more breathability in an athletic shoe.