Right Foot Forward: Spring Shoes
March 30 2016
Now that the heavy boots of winter are squarely in the rear view mirror, it’s time to have a little fun with footwear again. Spring is the season that designers trot out their newest and most fanciful designs, but this year we’re falling for styles that are a little more down to earth. Clean lines, low heels and playful materials make for wearable, everyday shoes that don’t sacrifice style or comfort.
Of course Elvis couldn’t help but sing about his blue suede shoes, colorful suede makes even the simplest silhouette into a statement shoe. Unlike the King, we’re open to all the colors of the rainbow, from Elodie Bruno’s peachy interpretation of French dance slippers to Anne Thomas’s pale blue sling-backs.
The New Ballet Flat
Infamously born of Bridget Bardot’s desire for an everyday shoe as comfortable as her dance slippers, the ballet flat has ascended to the pantheon of wardrobe staples. Updated with a demure heel or an unexpected material, the ballet slipper remains an undisputed wardrobe essential.
This rope-soled style has been worn in Spain at least since the 13th century, and likely long before. It’s longevity is due in part to it’s simplicity, and in part to it’s flexibility of design – the iconic jute sole had been attached to all manner of linen and leather. We’re particularly enamored with Alexander Wang’s sporty sneaker interpretation.
Want to see more of our favorites for the season? Shop the Spring Shoe Collection