Footwear Designs Influencing Fashion

Written by Kaycee Hale
May 7th, 2014

Shoe design fashionistas, we have finally been vindicated. When the WSJ/Wall Street Journal reports on adorned sandals, oxfords, and over-the-knee boots shown during a recent New York Fashion Week, you’ve simply got to know that’s great news. Journalist Elizabeth Holmes explored and wrote about the catwalks and runways in terms of the creative footwear.

Alexander Wang’s name in the same sentence as ‘buzzed-about shoes’.  More footwear design phrases and shoe design adjectives that caught my eye were ‘shin-guard-like attachment’, ‘strolling in flats’, ‘strutting in stilettos’, ‘Karl Lagerfeld paired every tweed suit and glittery gown with a matching pair of sneakers’.

Some fashion runway worthy shoes…

Freda Salvador.  Made in Spain, this blue tejus printed, calf leather flat also comes in black or bronze. $365.  Freda Salvador is an artisan line of contemporary, cutting edge, and infinitely walkable footwear. This shoe design business uses the most luxurious leathers and highest quality components.

Bamboo Matthew-08.  Sweeten up all your seasonal silhouettes with these simple and cute wedges! Featuring open toe, smooth nubuck upper with cut-out detail, wedge heel, lightly padded insole, and rear zipper closure for easy on/off. Also comes in black, mint, and nude. $29.90.

Rebecca Minkoff.  Footwear Design Name: Rita. Right off the fashion runway the Rita is so super hot that it’s still smoking. Stunningly stiletto. $525.

Simply Soles. Footwear Design Name: Pikolinos Cannes. Fashion runway-ready, this menswear inspired oxford is perforated with spectacular details for a luxe finish to any outfit. Leather upper, insole, and sole with a .5″ heel in tan. $198.

Shop Harpers Bazaar. Shoe Designer: Paul Andrew. Footwear Design Name: Nya Mule. What a fabulous fashion design statement shoe this high heel mule is. Featuring a floral print winged upper and a thin strap across the vamp, it’s satin, sueded, and leather soled. $795.

Ready, set, let’s go shoe shopping.

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