Mar 15, 2012

The Latest Trends in Vogue - Women's Shoes

There is no doubt about the fact that women love footwear. There are many women who cannot drive past a shoe store without dropping by to lookup the newest trends and buying a brand new pair of shoes. Have you ever passed by a shoe sale? Well if you have, you must have noticed that the parking lot is full, and women walking out with shoe boxes piled high.

Today, women make a style statement with their clothes and shoes. Shoes reflect a woman’s personality in addition to providing comfort and style. A fantastic pair of shoes and a beautiful woman makes a perfect combination of beauty, fashion and style. Women's footwear represents their personality and lifestyle. Therefore, shoes play an important role in women's world.

Women's footwear is available in a wide range of styles, colors, and designs. Usually a woman's closet is filled with different pairs of shoes because most women prefer to wear different designs and styles according to the occasion. Some of the most common styles of women's footwear include sneakers, sandals, leather boots, pumps, slip-on shoes, running shoes, short boots, harness boots, high heel shoes and cowboy boots.

Shoe designers have to work very hard to come up with new designs for women’s footwear. Every year, designers design shoes in every category including sandals, high heels, sneakers, spikes, pumps, and wedges. Women are always on the lookout for the latest designs and the freshest looks for which they are willing to pay high prices.

A majority of women's footwear is not designed for support and comfort. As a matter of fact, most designs in women’s footwear are designed for the looks or perhaps for the shock value. Comfort and support are generally not taken into consideration when high fashion and style are at stake. The surprising part is that women are willing to pay hundreds and in some cases, thousands of dollars for the latest trends in women’s footwear.

There are some women who hardly give though to footwear and prefer to wear more affordable and comfortable footwear and choose comfort over style. However, shoes do play a vital role in building an overall personality of a woman. Today, shoes have grown to be an important fashion accessory, which is winning the fashion race. These days, you will find plenty of trendy and stylish shoes available in the market, but a few of them have become hot favorites amongst women. Let’s take a look at some of the latest in trendy footwear for women:

Gladiators: Gladiators are amongst the trendiest footwear in fashion today. Gladiators are shoes that have a lot of straps that form a T-shape. They are very comfortable to wear and look stylish with any kind of clothing. The Gladiator design is not new. It has been an age old design in fashion, since the time of the Romans and Greeks. This old design has resurged with new variations and styles, and has topped the charts in the fashion world today.

Kitten Heels: This style has also become very popular, and is in vogue today. Kitten heels are preferred by women who don't prefer to wear long heels, but still look out for something that is trendy and elegant. These shoes have a thin base along with a very low heel, which appears like a small extension that comes from the base of the 
sandal. The Kitten heel sandals are very delicate and feminine, which is why they have become the perfect choice for the women of today.

Ankle Boots: This is another old design that is in fashion till date. Ankle boots extend up to the knees and cover the foot and ankle. In olden days, these boots were made with rubber and leather, and were mostly used in snowy areas. However, the present day trend has given this style a completely new form and they are now available in a wide variety of materials and styles.

Platform Shoes: These are boot like shoes with a flat broad heel or sole made from rubber, wood or plastic. Wooden platforms look very trendy and suit western outfits. Platform shoes offer a combination of comfort, style as well as variety.

Wedge Sandals: Wedges are stylish and fun to wear. They blend well with all types of clothing and are very comfortable to wear. A lot of women who don't prefer to wear heels wear wedges and enjoy the style.