This Summer’s Shoes Trends

Shoes respect the general trends set for this summer: pastel color, mutant high soles and retro spirit, proving once again the fashion designers’ inventiveness and their ability to provide all the fashionistas with the type of sandals and slippers which is the most appropriate for their lifestyle.

Mule slippers


Being accused of a severe lack of pragmatism, the mule slippers have been for a long time out of the the catwalks. However, it seems that 2012 could mean their comeback if we take into consideration the famous creations Prada (whose flaming leather tailing embedded on the heels made such a thrill), the two-tone Miu Miu mule slippers or the sporty models of Rag & Bone.

Walking flat sandals


Monochrome at Alexander Wang, ethno – casual under the hands of the Danish Camilla Skovgaard or declined in turquoise python and flanges with Stella McCartney, sandals are attempting to appropriate the current trends and to convince perched high heels fans to succumb to their irresistible comfort.

Pastel shades


Supported by fashion designers like Marc Jacobs, pastel shades cover this season shoes, ballet flats and ankle boots, appropriating a variety of colors ranging from orange sorbet to green water, going through pale yellow. Sometimes wisely monochrome (with Jil Sander), sometimes bolstered by the addition of a metallic detail (with Yves Saint Laurent), they are one of the hottest trends. It is, indeed, difficult to consider the spring of 2012 without a pair of pastel shoes likely to bring to your denims a necessary touch of trendy sweetness.

African influences


Patterns borrowed from the African crafts abound this season. Between braided leather showing some tribal graphics, rows of colorful wooden beads and soles covered with wax, this summer’s sandals provide a safari chic look, as the Africa Dream boots by Christopher Bailey already proved it.

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