Shoe trends for Spring/Summer 2013 season are all about pointed toes, metallic finish, transparent details, and architectural shapes. An ankle strap is also a key trend in footwear for Spring/Summer 2013.
Spring/Summer 2013 Shoe Trends
Metallic shoes is one of the biggest trends for Spring/Summer 2013. Silver foil shoes and sandals were all over the runway during Fashion Week spotted at Nicole Miller, Emporio Armani, Giambattista Valli’s fashion shows. At Moschino heeled sandals were decorated with crushed crystals and metallic leaf plates while at Viktor & Rolf metallic pumps were made of textured material.
Chunky heels were spotted at Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga’s, and other shows. Heavy shoes also feature high platforms and multiple straps.
Clear heels and straps are back for Spring/Summer 2013 season. At Donna Karan and Valentino there were wedged sandals with clear platforms while Veronique Leroy showcased wedged boots with clear outer linging. Some other brands incorporated this trend subtly adding only a clear ankle strap.
Men’s Style Shoes
Men’s style shoes were spotted at Victoria Beckham who designed those in black and white, at 3.1 Phillip Lim who offers strap-y flat men’s style shoes, and at Giorgio Armani who created classic men’s shoes for women.
Architectural shoes as seen at Fendi, Rodarte, and Jen Kao amaze with number of details and style solutions. Simpler but not less stylish pieces could be seen at Missoni, Guy Laroche, and J. Mendel.
Shoes with eye catchy heels are ‘in’ for the season. Just Cavalli, David Koma and Amaya Arzuaga chose to add color to their unusually shaped heels while Matthew Williamson and Calvin Klein Collection focused more on shapes and textures. Helmut Lang, Givenchy, and Gianfranco Ferre created amazing unconventional heels that definitely draw attention.
Square Kitten Heels
Square kitten heels are also a key trend of the Spring/Summer 2013 season. Isabel Marant, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani and other brands created sandals with kitten heels decorating with studs and straps.
Most of the Spring/Summer 2013 footwear features pointed toes. Versace created interesting open criss cross studded heels that feature pointed toes. At Emporio Armani the pointed shoes were finished with metallic stripes and toe.
Decorated Wedge Platforms
Emilio Pucci showed off beautiful creative sculptural wedges. Donna Karan and Valentino decorated their clear wedges with some patterns.
Strapy knee-high boots are an interesting trend. These were spotted at Proenza Schouler, Acne, Alexander Wang, Versace, and Altuzarra featuring details like buckles and brand logos.
Reptile skins in footwear were seen at Gucci, Derek Lam, Kenzo and other brands’ shows. The animal printed shoes were also spotted at Mugler and Anna Sui. Some designers used just a strap of reptile skins to add detail to their shoes.
Printed shoes included florals, pixels, and other motifs and were seen at Peter Som, Dries Van Noten, Peter Pilotto, Guy Laroche, Nicole Miller, and Stella McCartney.
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