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by:Zenzhu
Fashion month may have officially wrapped up, but we still aren’t ready to double-air-kiss goodbye the shoes we spied on the Paris catwalks. So grab a box of macarons and enjoy our little runway recap of the most stylish shoes that dazzled in the City of Light.

Paris-Fashion-Week-Fall-2016-Balmain
Balmain
Oliver Rouesting successfully showed how the female lines and curves can be celebrated even while completely covered up. Legs gained extra mileage with stretch suede boots that seemingly went on forever. The stilettos boots paired with opaque tights highlighted the sexy female form, without the skin doing a peek-a-boo act.

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Lanvin
Matching the shiny brocade jackets, lacy tops and elegant evening gowns were chic and cool lace-up ankle booties with sneaker-like gold lace holes, pumps with chunky criss-cross straps and flat boots with button and snap details at the back shaft.

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Christian Dior
It was a great display of modern aesthetics on the Dior runway. Lace-up, pointed-toe boots got multiple treatments –croc and snakeskin with cut-out details make for awesome work-to-play shoes. Their ankle heel counterparts are just as fab with its laces and side strap combo. The color and print blocking action, mixing reptile prints with neutrals, make these stunning shoes a staple in your mixing and matching pursuits.

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Isabel Marant
For club kids who always just want to have fun. Zebra-striped pixie booties were adorned with studs and the buckled flats were worn with matching socks for an overall boot effect that screams, 80s.

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Balenciaga
Your oversized ski jacket can now either be paired with go-go boots in your neutral color of choice, or satin pumps encrusted with sparkly accoutrements. And if you want your legs to be entirely covered in print, there are thigh-high boots for you with matching coats.

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Balenciaga

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Ricardo Tisci has basically turned boots into pieces of clothing. The slender and sleek design either stopped at the knee or higher until it covered the leg like a pair of bottoms. Some sported nude toneswhile others in an edgier python print, accented with leather uppers flashing orange or gold hues. Metal heels also had a unique conical shape with graphic patterned in-lays.

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It was the perfect mix of charm and chic. Low-block heels with a pointed toe in gray and white, make for the perfect professional shoe you can take to playtime as well. Leather pumps even got some leather trimmings and can definitely add a flirty and feminine touch to a power suit.

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Classic and demure, feminine and fancy –fitting for the Parisian high society. Black pumps got extra strappy with its ladder-style, gladiator form. Black pointy flats were cutesy with its bow detail at the cap –we say “Oui” to its subtle and charming elegance.

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An equestrian theme would of course call for bucket hats with chinstraps and of course, riding boots. These tall riding boots with a cut-out detail at the ankle sported a wingtip brogue and dainty silver eyelets. In magenta, black, denim and gold, the boots were striking contrasts to the tweed jacket and coats draped with pearls.

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The shoes perfectly matched the not-so basic, neutral color palette. A play on the classics –we are treated to heeled Mary Janes and strappy slingback sandals bedazzled with tiny crystals with matching ribbed socks. Then of course, the signature Rockstud ballet flats were also updated with the same iconic strap.

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The Louis Vuitton woman for fall is a heroine with style and attitude, plus a street cred to match. Nicolas Ghesquière presented lace-front combat boots in high-shine black or blue, or infused with the sporty details of kicks (now you get to know what it feels like to wear rubber shoes with heels).

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The concept of “less is more” did not exist on the Miu Miu runway. Suede boots and satin pumps were super fierce with their pin-thin heels. Even the back of the pumps were accented with bows on the back. Fur slides a.k.a. our dream bedroom slippers got a dose of sparkle, with its sprinkling of crystals and pearls. A standout piece and something worthy to be displayed inside a glass case would be the brocade pumps with a one-of-a-kind structural embellishment on the back.

 

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About the author: zenzhu is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. He thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

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Credit: PR Photos

Cate Blanchett wore Givenchy Clara platform sandals to the ‘Cinderella’ premiere held during the 2015 Berlinale International Film Festival. These heels feature black suede, open-toe, shark-lock fastening, a 50mm platform and 130mm stiletto heel. Clara is available at Saks Fifth Avenue and on sale at Farfetch.

Outfit Details: Custom made Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015 sequin embellished gown, shimmery gold eyes and apricot glossy lip plus Repossi diamond rings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Cate.

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Givenchy shark lock sandal | 4″/105mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Barneys and Neiman Marcus for $1150.00

These Spring 2015 heels feature a soft magnolia flower & moth design painted on soft black leather, a polished silver tone shark tooth turn-lock closure and covered stiletto heel. Make it a perfect look for the office with these heels paired with a soft peach blouse & black pencil skirt or with cropped denim jeans & sheer delicate top for a more casual look.

Made in Italy, half sizes are available.

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Rooney Mara wore Givenchy ankle-strap sandals to the 2013 Met Gala in NYC. This style first debuted in the Spring 2012 collection featuring white leather and silver shark tooth locks. They’re available online in blacklight pinkkhaki and black patent at Yoox and light pink snakeskin & light pink patent leather at Forward by Elyse Walker.

She attended the event with co-chair Ricardo Ticci wearing a Givenchy Haute Couture white lace gown. Rooney had a delayed punk phase (she’s 28) thanks to her role in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ – check out her style evolution from super girly to lady punk. The most “punk-looking” part of her outfit was the separated mohawk-inspired up-do and dark eggplant lip.

Check out more shoes spotted at the Met Gala.

Credit: Joel Ginsburg/WENN.com



Noticeable Spring/Summer 2013 shoe trends:

Iridescence

This reflective technique was the first trend I noticed. Designers have used it on both snakeskin and patent leather. It’s also seen in Dior and Pierre Hardy’s collections (not pictured).

Stella McCartney seems to be one step ahead & if you can’t wait until spring, she designed a faux-leather iridescent pump available at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Mixed Media Madness
There are several obvious examples of this mixed media trend and I chose designs featuring 3 or more different materials. The styles below are colorful and show the designers’ playful side.

For me, the combination of different textures & colors is a hit-or-miss. Christian Louboutin uses mixed media wildly throughout his collection.

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Embroidery

I love embroidered details, they give a fun, special touch. Barbara Bui and Balmain have several styles completely embroidered whereas Rupert Sanderson & Isa Tapia feature parts of the shoe embroidered with tropical birds.

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Colorful Lace

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Nectarine

Looking through Style.com’s Accessories Index I’ve spotted several orangey tones. Then I saw nectarine listed on the Pantone Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report which has also migrated to footwear. Nectarine has a warm coral touch and is also a skin flattering tone.

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Mesh

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** Read Part II of the Spring 2013 trends post**

Images via BPCM, Walter Steiger, Sophia Webster, WWD & Style.com



Shoe-business trade paper Footwear News named the Christian Louboutin Maralena the sexiest shoe of the year.

I love, love Christian Louboutin, but is this really the sexiest shoe of 2010? Apparently the “runners up” were designs from Giuseppe Zanotti, Dolce & Gabbana and Jimmy Choo – I would love to see all the styles in the running. After watching Kathie Lee’s blunt reaction on the Today Show about the winning shoe and seeing that currently on the Huffington Post’s poll, 50% of voters say the Maralena isn’t the sexiest, I still have mixed thoughts. What do you think is the sexiest shoe of 2010?

ShoeRazzi’s top 5 sexiest heels of 2010:

Christian Louboutin Pigalili

The Christian Louboutin Pigalili -available in silver, gold & black. Find it online at Christian Louboutin’s US Online Store. Heidi Klum was seen wearing the Pigalili in black.

Nicholas Kirkwood platform sandal

Nicholas Kirkwood‘s platform sandal from his fall 2010 collection; as seen on Sarah Jessica Parker. All of Kirkwood’s designs ooze sexiness!

Gianmarco Lorenzi Disco Ball heels

Gianmarco Lorenzi‘s Disco Ball crystal embellished heels, available online at Gregory’s in gold & black.

Valentino Sculptured Lace Pump

Valentino‘s fabulous sculptured lace pumps, available online at Neiman Marcus.

Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti‘s embellished sandals;as seen on Kim Kardashian. These sandals are available online at Bluefly.

ShoeRazzi’s top 5 sexiest boots of 2010:

There are so many hot boots this year. I stuck to short boots/booties and somehow  finally narrowed it down to the top 5.

Lipspikes Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin’s Lipspike boot; as seen on Cheryl Cole & Kim Kardashian. Available online at the official Christian Louboutin US store in black suede.

Alexander McQueen Gibbons Boot

Alexander McQueen’s Grinling Gibbons gold-heeled show boot. Available online at Alexander McQueen.

Brian Atwood Jeri Boot

Brian Atwood’s Jeri boot from his Fall 2010 Collection.

Givenchy Sequined Embroidered Boots

Givenchy’s Sequined Nappa Embroidered boots; as seen on Lea Michele & Mary Kate Olsen. Available in flannel gray, black and velvet at Luis Via Roma.

Ruthie Davis SPIKE Boot

Ruthie Davis’ Spike boot from her fall collection. This boot was seen on Whitney Port and Katy Perry.

Everyone’s style & definition of sexy is different – what do you think is the sexiest heel & boot from 2010?