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5 Summer Shoe Styles

By |   June - 25 - 2009

Summer is here and it’s time to review your shoe line up and decide what goes to make room for the newest styles. Forget the plain, utility flip flops you’ve been relying on for every outfit because this season is about details, glitz and individual style.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Strappy Sandal 

The strappy sandal is a must for the season and with a bit more heel than you’d typically wear. Look for lots of straps or even lace ups to give you the look of the season. The gold sandals worn by Cate Blanchett are perfect because they’re sexy, high, and have a lot of sparkle.

Sculptured Heel

Sculptured Heel

Sculptured Heel

The heel has become a focus for shoe designers in their summer 2009 line up. Look for sculptured heels that have their own personality. It’s easier to find sculptured heels when they’re high than low so once again the higher the heel the better.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Platform Shoe

These platform shoes worn by Victoria Beckham are the perfect example of what is super hot this season. Not to be confused with traditional platforms that were more wedge than anything, these beauties have separate soles for the toe box and the heel, both of which are amped up to super high heights. The bright pink is optional, but the more attention you can draw to your shoes the better.

Haylie Duff

Haylie Duff

Snakeskin Shoes

Snakeskin shoes sort of fall into the more is better category, shoe styles for the summer of 2009 are bold and eye-catching and snakeskin is just that and more.  If you want to boost the volume a little bit try finding snakeskin shoes in bright, unnatural colors. A word to the wise here, don’t get cheap snakeskin knockoffs. Knockoffs are okay but make sure they’re well made and look good because the cheap ones crack and fall apart pretty quickly.

Rihanna

Rihanna

Unusual Heels

Another high heeled option, unusual heels are becoming a must have accessory. It’s still all about making the shoe special and the heel is an obvious way to boost the appeal and wow factor. Rihanna, a noted shoe fashionista, is seen here with an incredible pair of boots with a very unusual heel. Note that the boots are also platforms. Feel free to mix, match and multiply styles to create the most eye catching looks this summer.

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