Shoe trends: 5 top trends of coming spring-summer season

ARMANI, D&G, Shoes | February 16, 2011

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1. Cork wedges
In new season many renown designers use natural, or eco-friendly style in their collections. One of the most popular materials of this season is cork tree, as well as all sorts of imitations of its texture and pattern. Cork tree wedges are presented in the collections of Christian Louboutin, D&G, Fendi, Miu Miu, Stella McCartney, and Brian Atwood.

Christian Louboutin

cork wedge black sandals, summer 2011

D&G
d&g green cork wedge farmer boots

2. Blossoming flowers
Another hot trend is also related to the natural trends. Floral prints and texture inserts are typical for Alexander McQueen, D&G, Donna Karan, Dolce&Gabbana and other well-known brands spring-summer 2011 collections.

D&G
red floral sandals
Alexander McQueen
floral textured sandals

3. Wickerwork
In new spring-summer collections designers actively used different weaves: from leather strips, textiles, to ropes. The most popular type of footwear in the framework of new trend is espadrilles and their modern imitations. The trend was seen in Balenciaga, DKNY, Sonia Rykiel, Prada, Brian Atwood, and other collections.

DKNY
dkny black wedge sandals

Sonia Rykiel

satin silk black sandals

4. Flat wedges
In the new collections are also presented shoes and sandals on the flat wedges. In such footwear feet won’t get tired even because of the high wedge. Foot in such shoes is in the maximum horizontal position, the heel is slightly raised for more comfort. Sandals with flat wedge were seen in Michael Kors, Chanel, Phillip Lim, and Marc Jacobs collections.

Derek Lam
nude color wedge sandals

Marc Jacobs
flat wedge MJ sandals
Admirers of classic low heel sandals can find something appropriate in Balenciaga, Aperlaï, DKNY, Jenni Kayne, Loeffler Randall, Giorgio Armani summer 2011 collections.

Giorgio Armani
black flat sandals by Georgio Armani

Loeffler Randalli
orange flat sandals

5. Lacing
Flip-flops and sandals from the new summer collections are equipped with satin ribbons, cords, soft leather straps to fix the shoe on the leg above the ankle. Shoes with laces and straps are provided in Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Erdem, Moschino, Altuzarra, Aperlaï, Derek Lam collections.

Moschino
lacing high heel sandals

Aperlaï
lacing high heel sandals 2011

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