The runway shoe styles were so many and varied that it was no easy job to draw clarity from it. These are the strongest Spring 2008 shoe trends, as I see them:
|1. Architectural Heels|
Wood, metal, lucite — chunky, funky, cone, you name it. If it looks like an architect or carpenter was anywhere near the shoe, you'll want it for spring.
2. Two-Tone and Spectator
Two-tone, multicolor, and spectator are still going strong.
3. Ankle Strap, T-Strap, Mary-Jane, Cross-strap
Straps, straps, all straps. This trend is heating up even more, and the strap options are getting even more creative.
4. Unusual, Weird, and Funky
If unique-looking, strange, or art shoes toot your horn, this spring is your golden time. The weirder and more off-beat the shoe the better!
Other Trends: Oxfords (brogues) are still in, as are platform pumps; Croco and animal prints are still warm, but moving out; patent and satin are still in, fabrics getting stronger moving towards the summer; black, yellow, pink, white, and neutral (beige) are the most popular colors; in patterns, polka-dot and flowers will creep in slowly as Spring advances.
All photos from Style.com