Shoe trends.

Trendlet: the winged shoe

We may not be able to fly like Mercury, the messenger of the Gods (or his Greek equivalent, Hermes) – but that hasn’t stopped designers from taking inspiration from the talaria, or winged sandal, in their quest to take shoes from mere footwear to wearable art. Alexander McQueen‘s take (pictured below) is the most magnificent we’ve seen, baroquely ornate with silver or gold wings running…
Talaria: the iconic sandal returns
Talaria: the iconic sandal returns
Talaria: the iconic sandal returns
Talaria: the iconic sandal returns
Talaria: the iconic sandal returns
Talaria: the iconic sandal returns
Talaria: the iconic sandal returns
Talaria: the iconic sandal returns

Shoes in 2009: Shoe Trends for Spring/Summer 2009

Forget about different toe shapes and heel heights; in Spring/Summer 2009 shoe trends all come down to the details. From fringing to laces to buckles and straps; exotic to fetish to architectural; these are the elements that define the trends. And one thing is for certain: boring just doesn’t cut it. Read on to discover this year’s shoe trends, check out the inspiration picture gallery…
Shoe Trends Spring/Summer 2009 Picture Inspirations
Shoe Trends Spring/Summer 2009 Picture Inspirations
Shoe Trends Spring/Summer 2009 Picture Inspirations
Shoe Trends Spring/Summer 2009 Picture Inspirations
Shoe Trends Spring/Summer 2009 Picture Inspirations
Shoe Trends Spring/Summer 2009 Picture Inspirations
Shoe Trends Spring/Summer 2009 Picture Inspirations
Shoe Trends Spring/Summer 2009 Picture Inspirations

Hennessy Sneakers by Jhung Yuro

If your passions include drinking cognac and high top sneakers (wearing, not drinking out of them), boy have I got good news for you. Designer Jhung Yuro has teamed with Hennessy to bring you a sneaker which will exemplify your love of both.

Rihanna fails to rock Gucci’s fringed foho boots

Anyone who reads Fashionising.com’s fashion forums will know that I’ve been trying to get my hands on a pair of fringed boots from Gucci’s Autumn (Fall)/Winter 2008 collection. Why? Because they’re darn hot, of course. To my great disappointment, Rihanna somehow missed that fact when she wore them to Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2009 runway show at Milan Fashion Week. One of the big 2008/2009 shoe trends,…
Rihanna at Gucci SS 08/09, Milan Fashion Week
Rihanna at Gucci SS 08/09, Milan Fashion Week
Rihanna at Gucci SS 08/09, Milan Fashion Week
Rihanna at Gucci SS 08/09, Milan Fashion Week

Feminising flat lace-up shoes: Selma Blair

When looking at 2008-2009 shoe trends, the most common defining factor of feminine shoes is a high heel. In fact, there’s always a challenge making flat-soled shoes feel sexy and girly, especially so when they’re based upon a men’s style. This pair of wing-tipped punched Oxford Brogues worn by Selma Blair tackles the problem in a different way: they may be distinctly masculine in style,…

Gladiator Sandals: Spring-Summer 2008 trend

Just in case there was any doubt: gladiators are still the shoe trend for Spring-Summer 2008. You see, I myself wasn’t sure that they’d make it this far. After all, I’d first blogged about gladiator sandals and heels in the middle of last year when they were a staple of a fashionisers Spring-Summer 2007 wardrobe. And while there were positive reactions to looking Kate Moss…

Laceup shoes: Sienna Miller & Keira Knightley

As one of 2008′s shoe and boot trends, the lace-up shoe / bootie has taken off in a big way. Kate moss wore a pointy pair while this pair of Nicole Richie’s was a hit. So it comes as no real surprise then that fashionable duo Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley were both wearing the trend at this week’s photo-call for their new film, The…

Mischa Barton and the fringed boots trend

Gucci really rocked their A/W 08-09 collection with a Russian-gypsy-meets-bohemian-babe type of feel. Part of the look was fringed boots – both ankle-height in suede, and over-the-knee in leather. And they weren’t the only ones – Anna Sui and Balmain were also rocking fringed boots. But what do you think of Mischa’s take on the folk-inspired fringed boot trend – one of 2008-2009′s upcoming trends?…

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