What’s With the Shoes For Spring ’10?

Sep 28, 2009Fashion

It started in New York Fashion Week…continued at London Fashion Week and this trend was also prevalent in Milan. Shoes were no longer just shoes…they were a statement…the focus of the catwalks. At Phi, all the girls wore heavy shoes…even with little mini dresses. Anna Sui also showed heavy shoes with mini skirts. In London, Matthew Williamson covered the foot with fabric and bows which drew attention away from the clothes, if you ask me. So, what does this trend tell us? That the shoe makes the outfit? Or was it trying to dissuade the consumer from considering such a heavy shoe for spring/summer and just focus their attention on the clothes. Not quite sure. However, all I can think about is the “heavy shoe” as the recurring trend for Spring ’10. Ladies, ladies, ladies…how can you be so easily cajoled into doing “whatever” just to be “in vogue”, even if it includes having sweaty, smelly feet. If I were a woman, I surely would not appreciate this maneuver. Why? “Sweaty, smelly feet is as “out of vogue” as you can possibly get.” And you can quote me. Go ahead…see if I care if you chose to ignore me by not bucking the trend and giving in to the glamorous life by purchasing a few pairs of the “it shoe”. Be my guest, only be sure to also stock up on these foot care products:

  1. Dr. Scholl’s Blister Treatment
  2. Dr. Scholl’s Rough Skin Remover
  3. SummerSoles–Fragrant Foot Soles–Open shoe insoles for sweaty feet

The last item is the ticket. You can get all the pedicures you want, but throwing your feet into ankle length booties in the summer will surely counteract whatever foot grooming regiment you currently have. Herewith are a few examples of the shoe nonsense for Spring ’10.

I'm shviting just looking at these bootays.

I'm schvitzing just looking at these bootays.

What statement shoe is so lame. Shown here as a not even goes with the outfit. And B) Anything goes....is not necessarily the case.

The Matthew Williamson heavy shoe shown here does not even go with the outfit. And B) "Anything goes"....is not necessarily the case.

Matchy matchy feet? What else is new?

Oh, so now we are doing matchy matchy feet. What else is new?

Here Aquilano Rimondi shoes that heavy shoe with a lovely cocktail dress. Fotz.

Here Aquilano Rimondi shows a heavy shoe with a lovely cocktail dress. Fotz.

Here MaxMara accenutated this unflattering suit with an unflattering shoe.

Here MaxMara accentuated this unflattering suit with an unflattering shoe.

Icebeerg is convinced that knocking off the YSL shoes from last season is the way to go.

Iceberg (?) is convinced that the Mickey Mouse shoulder treatment is best served with a baggie bootie.

Fendi's show is definitely cool...but your feet won't be.

Fendi's show is definitely cool...but your feet won't be.

Marni showed a regular sandal (which I actually don't like) with these old lady hose. Is she kidding?

Marni showed a regular sandal (which I actually don't like) with these old lady hose. Is she kidding?

Trussardi thinks a girl who would wear this flirty dress is gonna wear heavy black booties. Not gonna happen.

Trussardi thinks the girl that wears this flirty dress is gonna wear heavy black booties. Not gonna happen.

Look, I may be wrong…but I am curious as to what you think so please…

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5 Responses to “What’s With the Shoes For Spring ’10?”

  1. Agreed. Shoes can make a statement; however, I thought the statements were all wrong… they are overpowering like the shoes are wearing the girl not the other way around.

    While I'm not a fashionista, I do like to look presentable and timeless, but not a cost to my feet… my feet are hurting just looking at them.

    Just my thoughts…

  2. Ericka says:

    i'm going to slink away in my Birkenstocks now………

  3. Jordy says:

    I agree Abeleh….those shoes are atrosh. What is the deal with those stockings and gold sandals?? YIKES

  4. In other words, we can not resist a bit of embellishment every now and then, especially on such a simple footwear style as the sandal. Basically they can be made more interesting by little things like beads, studs, and gems.

  5. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this post and the rest of the website is extremely good.

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