The past decade has certainly brought us some fantastic shoe trends – everything from Manolo Blahnik to Jimmy Choo to the irresistible Christian Louboutin. When high heels topped the fashion trends, so did the not-so-glamorous corns, calluses, bunions, blisters, hammer toes and fallen arches.
The new year is the time for making resolutions- promising to live a healthier life and eliminating our bad habits. 2010 is the year for women to take a stand against the painful fashion statement and luckily, the fashion designers are one step ahead. Shoe trends this summer are sexy, feminine, and fun. Check out some of the latest looks as well as classic styles that have remained popular. Ballet flats, wedges, and platform shoes are just a few great summer shoe trends. Look for the return of the kitten heel for summer 2010 shoe trends. Designers have found a way to make attractive styles in metallics, snakeskin and tinted plastic vinyls to make the kitten heels feel fun while still being functional.
Platform shoes: Platform shoes have a vintage feel to them and they look absolutely fabulous. Every women should definitely own at least a pair as they offer endless benefits.
As awkward as this might sound, platform shoes are actually quite comfortable so you will be able to look great while being comfortable. There are a variety of styles of platform shoes from simple to sophisticated strappy but all styles have one thing in common; their gorgeousness. Perfect for any occasion from casual chic to formal, platform shoes should definitely not miss from your shoe collection.
Wedges: They are perfect because they’re more comfy than stilettos and they give an instant edge to a spring/summer outfit. We tend to dress in more cute, girly pieces during the warmer months, so the tough shoe will keep your look cool and simple.
Strappy Heels: Strappy heels are an always classic warm-weather shoe. Take advantage of summer trends by wearing strappy shoes in a warm, metallic color. Unlike the bright metallic trends of last year, this year’s update utilized warm, burnished bronzes and coppers that are softer and more complementary.
Flats: Flat shoes look great and they are still maintaining one of the highest positions in the shoe trend must haves. Flats come in a variety of styles and they all look great. Two of the things that make flats as popular are their stylish look and comfort, characteristics which are a guaranteed success. Choose simple designs or more complicated ones depending on your outfit, preference and style.
Open-toe Flats: A great update on last year’s ballet flat trend, these new open-toe versions offer the same comfort and femininity with a touch of sexiness. The look is reminiscent of 1950s couture, but bright and embellished flats are also a great way to dress up jeans.