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During my [long] break from blogging, and even though I wasn’t writing everyday, I was still checking out the latest collections – once a shoe lover, always a shoe lover ☺.

One of the reasons I felt it took me so long to get back to blogging is that I couldn’t help but feel overall uninspired by everything I was seeing stocked in my favorite stores. Aside from a few standouts here & there, the designs seemed monotonous. Which is the reason why I have so much respect for designers who manage to balance creativity with wearability and staple pieces while at the same time maintaining a unique brand voice.

I was browsing through new spring styles and wanted to share the shoes which really caught my eye:

Bionda-Castana-Pump-LK-Bennett-checkered-shoe

Bionda Castana x LK Bennett checkerboard printed pointed-toe pump in navy and white leather.

Manolo-Blahnik-orange-suede-Spring-2016-pump

Manolo Blahnik soft orange suede pointed-toe pump with shiny blue piped leather trim.

Marskin-Ryyppy-Merope-snakeskin-suede-strappy-pump-Spring-2016

Marskin Ryyppy Merope strappy cutout pump in tangerine suede and metallic peacock green snakeskin.

Chloe-Gosselin-Spring-2016-shoes-red-suede-cutout

Chloe Gosselin cutout pump in vermilion red suede and matching leather.

Paul-Andrew-Haikou-white-embellished-pumps-Spring-2016

Paul Andrew Haikou pump in white satin with raffia & sequin flower embroidery in white and dragon red.

Casadei-blue-suede-snakeskin-ankle-wrap-sandal-Spring-2016

Casadei cobalt suede sandal with natural snakeskin straps and long ankle-wrap laces with tassels.

Tabitha-Simmons-raffia-embroidered-sandal-Spring-2016

Tabitha Simmons natural raffia strappy sandals with blue starburst floral embroidered straps.

Alexandre-Birman-blue-strappy-sandal-Spring-2016

Alexandre Birman sky blue suede sandal with tube straps and snakeskin detailing.

Giannico-Picasso-Mule-Beverly-Hills

Giannico Picasso mule with Beverly Hills palm print canvas and pale blue leather covered stiletto.

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Chelsea Paris for Jean-Pierre Braganza black leather cage sandal with multicolor details.

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Liudmilla jacquard Leandra sculpted wedge pump with a cutout heel and long gold leather ankle-wrap.

Alejandra-G-Spring-2016-snakeskin-strappy-sandal

Alejandra G. multicolor pastel snakeskin cage sandal with matching tassels.

Oscar-Tiye-Kitty-black-Spring-2016

Oscar Tiye Kitty sandal in glossy black patent leather and contrast white stitching.

Malone-Souliers-Ida-gladiator-heel-Spring-2016

Malone Souliers Ida gladiator sandal in a beautiful laser-cut teal leather with red patent leather and pretty pink laces; available at Avenue 32.

mary-katrantzou-Spring-2016-floral-pumps

Mary Katrantzou floral printed leather pumps with croc strap and sculpted gold-tone heel.

Le-Silla-metallic-snakeskin-python-strappy-shoe-Spring-2016

Le Silla cutout sandal in platinum snakeskin and long corset-style laces; available at Le Silla.

Images via designers, FootwearNews, Vogue UK

Manolo-Blahnik-Antonio-Berardi-Spring-2013
Credit: Vogue UK

Manolo-Blahnik-Emily-Wickstead-Spring-2013

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Manolo Blahnik Pringle of Scotland Spring 2013

Manolo Blahnik
Manolo didn’t have as many collaborations in London as he did in New York, I count 5 total including the flat sandals he designed for Richard Nicoll. I always look forward to the Antonio Berardi collaboration and this time we saw blue & tan leather strappy heels. 

Christian-Louboutin-Mark-Fast-Spring-2013
Credit: Vogue UK & Style.com

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Louboutin-Mary-Katrantzou-Spring-2013-shoes

Christian-Louboutin-Michael-van-der-Ham-Spring-2013

Christian-Louboutin-Todd-Lynn-Spring-2013-shoes

Christian-Louboutin-Jonathan-Saunders-Spring-2013

Christian Louboutin
I wasn’t crazy about Louboutin’s designs at NYFW since many of them were styles seen from previous collections, however, London was another story! My favorite shoes are the heels seen on Mary Katrantzou’s runway. We did see one style, the Crazy Fur pump, which debuted in the Fall/Winter 2012 collection redesigned into lighter colors for Spring in Michael van der Ham’s collection.

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Credit: Style.com

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Nicholas-Kirkwood-Peter-Pilotto-Spring-2013-shoes

Nicholas Kirkwood
You never know what to expect from Kirkwood’s collaborations, the designs are always so different every season. For Spring 2013 he created a chunky t-strap platform for Erdem featuring metallic leather, python and floral print. The Peter Pilotto sandals have received a lot of attention and were named ‘Accessory of the Day’ on WWD. He mixed digital baroque-style prints with black & white woven leather, patent leather and completely beaded laces.

Kirkwood’s heels were also seen on the Jean Pierre-Braganza runway along with Alejandro Ingelmo.


Vogue UK & Style.com

Matthew Williamson
To celebrate the brand’s 15 anniversary, Williamson debuted a signature footwear line in collaboration with shoe designer Joanne Stoker. These heels feature heavy embellishment and fun sculpted, wavy platforms. The shoe line is set to hit stores next summer.

Charlotte-Olympia-Temperley-London-Spring-2013-shoes
Credit: Elle

Charlotte Olympia
This season Charlotte Olympia designed the Serena sandal in many different colors & textures for the Temperley London Spring 2013 collection. We first saw this sandal in Olympia’s Spring 2012 Siren collection. You can find the Serena available in white satin from the Runaway Bride collection online at Charlotte Olympia.

Mulberry-Spring-2013-shoes

Mulberry
How cute! The printed floral printed silk reminds me of Tabitha Simmons’ designs. These sandals feature small flower studs, leather edges and a flower buckle.