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Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe Trends

Shoes are our ultimate obsession, something which are always extremely desirable in our wardrobes, regardless of the season and the weather outside. We can never have enough pairs of shoes, we dream about them, save up for them and spare no money to finally get the designs we have been so much longing for. It’s so strange how a single pair of shoes can make us feel the happiest person in the world. Therefore let’s get acquainted with the hottest shoe trends for Spring/Summer 2012 fashion season, pick up our favorite designs and just feel better and happier for one more season!



A myriad of fascinating style ideas have been unveiled during this edition of the Fashion Week, both in terms of clothing and accessories. So varied and eye-catching, each single collection represented mesmerized and dazzled, setting up the base for a new spring/summer 2012 fashion season. When it comes to updating our wardrobe according to the newest trends, nothing perhaps can compare to the great impact exciting shoe designs can have. The most important and the most renowned high-end labels did everything to provide us with lust-worthy runway inspired shoe designs, which quickly get transferred into the real life and become our guilty pleasure.
Fabulous constructions, dazzling colors, fun motifs and limitless style fantasy all lead to one single spot, the beautiful spring/summer 2012 shoe trends! Some designs come to be absolutely lovely and glamorous, while others appear more comfortable and practical. And it’s only you to decide which design is the best and the hottest one for the new fashion season! Therefore take a look at the complete list of the hottest shoe trends spring/summer 2012 below and make your final style decision!
Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #1: High heels: Dangerously high heel shoes have always been highly praised, as they are incomparable, when it comes to boosting your femininity, sex-appeal and sophistication. They have an irresistible charm and seem to never go out of style. This year as well, prepare to be dazzled by some gorgeous high heel shoe designs featuring new constructions and fabulous motifs.

Missoni SS 2012                                                                                                                   Prada SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #2: Metallic toes: It’s a well-known fact that some footwear producers use metallic toes to make their shoes more durable. However, for spring/summer 2012 metallic toes seem to have become a great trend, as many designers opted for this technique, taking it to a whole new glamorous level.

Louis Vuitton SS 2012                                                                                                 Yves Saint Laurent SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #3: Pointed toes: It’s already a couple of years that row rounded toes lead the way, and they seem to not want to leave the fashion scene. Yet for the upcoming warm season, designers decided to bring some freshness and diverge away from this type of models, giving place to pointed toes, which seem to be sexier and more feminine. Mostly shoes will feature pointed toes, while sandals and booties will still keep to the rounded ones.

Alexander Wang SS 2012                                                                                                  Sophie Theallet SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #4: Braided sandals: It’s been quite a long time already we haven’t seen braided sandals in designers’ collection. For the upcoming warm season, however, this trend makes a huge comeback. Bright colors and creative braiding make this type of shoes quite hot for the new season.

Emilio Pucci SS 2012                                                                                                            John Galliano SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #5: Super mega platforms: Although super mega platforms aren’t exactly Lady Gaga’s style, they do look a bit weird and will appeal mostly to daring fashionizers. They are far from being comfortable or feminine, yet tastes differ, and there will definitely be women who will chose this type of shoes for the new season.

Celine SS 2012                                                                                                      Nina Ricci SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #6: Transparent shoes: Last spring designers did their best to make transparent shoes a great trend, yet no one paid so much attention to it. For spring/summer 2012, more designers have used this motif in their new collections, thus making shoes made of sheer vinyl really a hot trend.

Manish Arora SS 2012                                                                                                      Phillip Lim SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #7: Shining shoes: Just like the trend of shining clothing that will be very popular for spring/summer 2012, shining footwear as well looks extremely hot in the new season. Silver and gold have been the most widely used options on the catwalk, but you can still try different shining colors to make a nice difference.

Gianfranco Ferre SS 2012                                                                                                  Bottega Veneta SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #8: Rivets: Another big hit for spring/summer 2012 will be rivets. They appear on all types of footwear, from high-heeled pumps to biker boots. Small and almost invisible, or large and attention-grabbing, rivets come in a rich variety this season.

Versace SS 2012                                                                                         John Richmond SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #9: Lacing: Lacing was hot in the cold season and it still keeps its high position in the warm season. You can see lacing a lot on shoes and sandals, but it’s no longer hot on boots.

Oscar de la Renta SS 2012                                                                                        Giambattista Valli SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #10: Wedges and espadrilles: When last year D&G presented its spring 2011 collection flooded with lots of wedges, it was clear that this style will be with us still long. For spring/summer 2012 wedges, as well as espadrilles are still very popular, although they come less colorful this year.

Mulberry SS 2012                                                                                                       Burberry Prorsum SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #11: Pastel colors: Like in the case of clothing, pastel colors come to be very popular for footwear as well in the upcoming warm season. Nude is the most popular, but rosy, aqua, light yellow and pale green will also be used much.

John Galliano SS 2012                                                                                                        Kanye West SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #12: Bright colors: Bright colors were popular last year both in terms of clothing and accessories, and this fever transfers into the new season too. Bright shoes make a huge trend in the upcoming warm season despite the obvious rein of pastels, becoming the best and easiest way of accentuating your creative and bold side, but also injecting interest and a cheerful vibe to your plain outfits.

Roksanda Illincic SS 2012                                                                                                   Antonio Marras SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe trend #13: Buckles: Like lacing and the bright color trend, buckles also keep to be in vogue in the new warm season. So you can wear your favorite shoes with buckles for one more season.
Sophisticated, elegant and feminine, or a bit queer and attention-grabbing, the spring/summer 2012 shoe trends presented are all interesting and capable of injecting lots of sparkle and style into your new season clothing. So get inspired from your favorite style and appear super-sassy in the new bright season!

Lanvin SS 2012                                                                                                         Band of Outsiders SS 2012

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