Metallics are big for spring/summer 2012, we saw a lot at them at the Mary Katrantzou show, following the trend is Thakoon. He uses metallics as accents on his heels to give them an industrial feel. It seems like a couple of years back when the gladiator took center stage, yet Thakoon is giving us an updated modern version of that old trend. I prefer the heeled version of the shoe as compared to the flat, just because it’s a comfortable heel that will carry you throughout the whole day with minimum discomfort.
Definitely feeling the industrial vibe with these steel toe strap booties. Great to wear with a wide leg trouser and feminine blouse. Although the design of the shoe is a tad butch for summer, the colours keep them from looking heavy and frumpy. The colours are my favourite for summer, mustard yellow, aqua, burnt red, pungent orange which look luxe due to their matt texture. I would stay away from the booties if you have very large feet (as I do). They have a long pointed toe which is accentuated by that steel toe, making your feet look extra long in the bargain.
One thing is for sure, metallics and pointed toe are a huge trend for spring/summer 2012