What Are The Shoe Looks In 2011?
If you could point out one woman in this world who doesn’t like shoes, you could surely be in for a bumper prize. In 2011, a variety of shoes have come into vogue. Women have thousands of opportunities to wear all sorts of shoes. Nice heels for a cocktail party, suede’s for a brisk walk, wedges for a shopping evening, flip flops for the beach and so on.
2011 has been flagged off with a great variety-from platforms to velvet ones to pencil heels to strappy ones. The best way to define shoe trends in 2011 is what reputed shoe designer Manolo Blahnik has to say about his inspirations, “About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.” For this season, he says, “the collection was inspired by his gardens, revealing botanical shoes, designed after the beauty and mystery of exotic plants.” The spring summer 2011 collection for shoes has been strong, jazzy, eclectic and delightful. Infused with supercharged colors such as yellow, turquoise, red, fuchsia, orange and sparkling green, even the innovations in shoe making have been startling. We have seen a range of sandals, peep-toes, straps, bows and the classic pencil and base heels, here are some of the newest trends that have appeared in Spring/Summer 2011.
Clogs with wooden soles and studded clogs are here to stay and make a style impact. This style has been reworked to unwearable sizes in the recent times, and more for the purpose of the ramp. The ramp in 2011 was set ablaze by clog designs that took inspirations from the decade of the seventies, with Chanel and Louis Vuitton championing the classic clogs.
Wedges have made a comeback in a huge way but with a difference. Popularly called super wedges, these shoes have phenomenally high wedge heels with ribbon pieces to tie at the ankles, giving a nice look to the legs, if worn with capris or short dresses. The good thing about it is that they are very comfortable to walk and not simply to be seen on the ramp. The best wedges of the season are the lines given out by Sonia Rykiel, Vivienne Westwood, Jonathan Saunders and Christian Dior. On the other hand, designers like Ash, Givenchy and fashion houses like the House of Harlow have also put the wedge on a pedestal by dishing out varieties like wedges with wrap-around gladiator straps, buckles and studs.
If you love heels but are unable to wear them because of a slight ache that they give you in the legs, turn to this season’s kitten heels that have arrived with great panache. Standing at about 2 inches, kitten heels accentuate the pointed toe which will look great when paired with a skirt.