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Top 10 Shoe Trends for Fall/Winter 2011/2012

Top 10 Shoe Trends for Fall/Winter 2011/2012

Though it’s still hot summer, true sassy fashionizers have already started planing their new wardrobes for the upcoming season and one of the most important ingredient in it makes footwear. Being aware of this, famous fashion designers have already created and presented their footwear collections for fall/winter 2011/2012. So if you want to update your shoe collection according to the latest fashion tendencies, take a look at our top 10 shoe trends for fall/winter 2011/2012 and start creating your new fall image from the most important fashion accessories – shoes.


Shoe trends for fall/winter 2011/2012 are very diverse, as ever, enabling women pick up the design they are fond of. From pike to round toes highly fashionable, you can stick to your favorite style and look very voguish in your new womens boots. Speaking about the color scheme, we should mention that bright hues already give place to darker ones in fall 2011, since all of us prefer wearing darker hues in the cold season. The trendiest colors are black, white, stone, metallic, beige, burgundy, dark blue, chocolate, deep violet, khaki and red. As for the materials used, the hottest ones are ordinary leather, patent and reptile skins, suede and satin, also lace and occasional fur.
So let’s start enumerating the hottest shoe trends for fall/winter 2011/2012:
Shoe Trend for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 #1: Reptile skins
This fall, shoes from reptile leather are very trendy, which is why many designers opted for snake skin to create their shoes. Crocodile leather isn’t so popular, but in the upcoming season you can still find a great range of shoes from crocodile skin. Reptile skins have been widely used in the new Balenciaga, Giorgio Armani, Chloe, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and other collections.

Louis Vuitton                                                                                                     Louis Vuitton

Prada                                                                                                                     Michael Kors

Shoe Trend for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 #2: Patent leather
Even thought patent leather isn’t as practical and versatile as ordinary one, still no one will deny how gorgeous it looks. For fall/winter 2011/2012 you can choose womens boots and shoes from patent leather and of super bold color combinations, such as red with black, black with white, blue with burgundy. See how perfectly do Mark Jacobs, and Viktor & Rolf use color blocking in their fall/winter 2011/2012 shoe collections.

Chloe                                                                                                      Viktor & Rolf

Marc Jacobs                                                                                               Antonio Marras

Shoe Trend for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 #3: Suede
Everyone will agree that high quality suede always looks luxurious and stunning. Designers know this fact better than anybody else, as every season we can see quite new and fresh shoe designs made of suede and fall/winter 2011/2012 is no exception in this sense. This year suede comes in various eye-popping shades, letting us play with colors. Diane von Furstenberg offers a lot of styles to choose from.

Diane von Furstenberg                                                                                            Isabel Marrant

Shoe Trend for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 #4: Satin
There are shoes that can hardly be worn every day, and one type of such shoes are the ones made of satin, which are especially designed for special occasions. They look extremely stylish and chic matched with your evening cocktail dress and elegant clothes. This upcoming season satin shoes come in versatile designs and colors. Thus you’ll have a great range of evening shoes to choose from.

Jason Wu                                                                                                                  Donna Karan

Shoe Trend for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 #5: Platforms and wedges
We already know that this year wedges and platforms have made a real revolution in the fashion industry, coming in infinite designs and colors. The wedges power still continues to reign in the fall/winter 2011/2012 season, coming in a more modest and elegant manner.

Marc Jacobs                                                                                                  Marc Jacobs

Shoe Trend for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 #6: Lacing
Like the wedges trend, lace has been hot throughout the year, appearing on clothes and footwear. Lacing, which was very delicate and feminine in spring/summer 2011, has become quite aggressive and sexy in the cold season. See Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone for lacing.

Christian Dior                                                                                                                  Louis Vuitton

Shoe Trend for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 #7: Plenty of buckles
The trend of buckles is back again this year, coming in a larger diversity than ever. They look very delicate and feminine on elegant types of shoes, and quite daring on platform ones.

Etro                                                                                                      Louis Vuitton

Shoe Trend for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 #8: Chunky heel
It’s not surprising that chunky heels are very voguish in the cold season, as they provide the practicality and comfort every woman is looking for. In fall/winter 2011/2012 we can see plenty of shoes with chunky heels, from classy pumps to rocker womens boots.

Rag & Bone                                                                                                                         Fendi

Shoe Trend for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 #9: Spike heels
Though chunky heels are very comfortable, still they will never be as sexy and elegant as spike ones. Like previous years, this year too designers have created loads of shoes with spike heels, as all women love them because of the high amount of sexuality they possess.

John Galliano                                                                                                Jason Wu

Shoe Trend for Fall/Winter 2011/2012 #10: Socks in shoes
Very few women like wearing socks with shoes, but ever since Rihanna appeared in public wearing stylish pumps with a pair of socks, millions of her fans starting copycatting her style. If socks appear too much for you, you can try warm tights, which will look more elegant and sophisticated.

Christian Dior                                                                                           Marc Jacobs

These were the top shoe trends for the fall/winter 2011/2012 season, presented by Fashionizers for you to get ready for the new season in fashion and style.

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