Step On It: Spring 2013 Shoe Trends

According to this year’s Groundhog’s Day prediction, an early spring is coming for 2013. Those stuck inside from the harsh weather of super storm Nemo as well as anyone ready to break in their spring fashion looks, were more than pleased with this prediction of quickly approaching warmer weather. Getting ready for spring means time to start stocking up the freshest looks now so as to be prepared for that first glimpse of warm weather. Shoes are always a great way to start featuring spring styles, because even warm weather footwear can be paired with a maxi dress or stylish colored skinny jeans when the weather still holds a bit of a chill. Check out these spring shoe styles that are sure to be a hit this season, and prepare feet to properly show off these incredible styles with a pre-spring pedicure.

Gladiator Sandals

A popular trend last spring as well, these attention grabbing spring equivalents of bold winter boots have been taken up a notch this season. Although the basic style of calf covering detailed leather in every hue is still prevalent, designers have upped the ante by adding heels from the practical wedge to the skinny stiletto style which adds to the dramatic flair.

Distinctive Heels

The gladiator sandal is not the only spring style with an updated heel, in fact many spring shoes featured distinctive heels. These attention grabbing heels were typically of a modest height, but with features such as a unique ball hall and slim rectangular heel, along with a return of past block heels in a variety of heights and styles, the eye is naturally drawn to this forward thinking design. Intense geometric shapes well outside the realm of traditional heels are certainly of the moment, a decidedly bold choice that can turn up the style level of any outfit.

Detailed Design

Bold statements are not only found on the heel, as many spring styles feature stylish buckles that are more an accessory than a mere strap fastener. Typically found this season on the ankle it turns ankle straps almost into a bracelet encircling the lower calf finished off with a highly designed buckle, ranging from metal, leather, and other colorful choices that make these a major focal point. In contrast with the big buckle, is another detailed design element featured prominently in the fashionable footwear trending this spring—lace. From delicate lace additions in popular spring hues, to leather woven to resemble the complexities of lace, there is no doubt that lace remains in favor with designers this season.

Color Conscious

If the runway is any indication, 2013 spring styles are all about the use of color. Clear, see through features will be a fashionable accent seen everywhere from footwear to handbags. See-through foot straps and heels were especially prevalent with the top designers. Along with a heavy presence of see-through features, contrasting black and white designs turned up in every shoes style from heels to oxford styles, as well as spring staple—the sandal.

Kiera Noble is a certified shopaholic and she shops with next day delivery for the perfect gifts for her friends and family.

 

 

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Published on: February 26, 2013

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