Whether you see shoes as a compliment to your outfit or the focal point of a look, there is no doubting the impact that a great pair of women's shoes can have on a wardrobe. From glamorous stilettos, knee high leather boots and classic pumps to urban trainers, summery sandals, chunky boots, flats and edgy ankle boots, there is no occasion that can't be made that bit more special with the simple addition of that perfect piece of footwear. Whether you prefer classic elegance, rock-chick cool, retro inspirations, powerful prints, glitzy embellishments, sleek modern twists or cool pops of block colour, this season's selection of women's shoes has you covered.
In the world of high heels and party shoes, this season's selection of women's shoes is loaded with designer trends. For everyday outfits, you can't go wrong with strappy sandals, ballet flats and classic mules, and this collection of women's shoes reflects this season's casual shoe trends perfectly with a host of block colours and vintage-inspired finishes to choose from. Statement shoes need not be relegated to the domain of plain or dark outfits - mixing and matching colours, prints and patterns is a trend that has dominated the catwalk, so feel free to go bold with your choices from this essential collection of women's shoes.
This is a list of shoe styles and designs. A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. Additionally, fashion has often dictated many design elements, such as whether shoes have very high heels or flat ones. Contemporary footwear varies widely in style, complexity and cost. Shoemaking is the process of making footwear. Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand. Traditional handicraft shoemaking has now been largely superseded in volume of shoes produced by industrial mass production of footwear, but not necessarily in quality, attention to detail, or craftsmanship.
Footwear refers to garments worn on the feet, which originally serves to purpose of protection against adversities of the environment, usually regarding ground textures and temperature. Footwear in the manner of shoes therefore primarily serves the purpose to ease the locomotion and prevent injuries. Secondly footwear can also be used for fashion and adornment as well as to indicate the status or rank of the person within a social structure. Socks and other hosiery are typically worn additionally between the feet and other footwear for further comfort and relief.
A boots is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece. Traditionally made of leather or rubber, modern boots are made from a variety of materials. Boots are worn both for their functionality – protecting the foot and leg from water, extreme cold, mud or hazards.
Boots which are designed for walking through snow, shallow water and mud may be made of a single closely stitched design (using leather, rubber, canvas, or similar material) to prevent the entry of water, snow, mud or dirt through gaps between the laces and tongue found in other types of shoes. Such boots may be insulated for warmth.
Fashionable boots for women may exhibit all the variations seen in other fashion footwear: tapered or spike heels, platform soles, pointed toes, zipper closures and the like.
High leather boots are the object of sexual attraction by some people, notably boot fetishists.
A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. Additionally, fashion has often dictated many design elements, such as whether shoes have very high heels or flat ones. Contemporary footwear varies widely in style, complexity and cost.High fashion shoes may be made of very expensive materials in complex construction and sell for thousands of dollars a pair. Other shoes are for very specific purposes, such as boots designed specifically for mountaineering or skiing.
Traditionally, shoes have been made from leather, wood or canvas, but are increasingly made from rubber, plastics, and other petrochemical-derived materials.
Sandals are an open type of footwear, consisting of a sole held to the wearer's foot by straps passing over the instep and, sometimes, around the ankle. Sandals can also have a heel. People may choose to wear sandals for several reasons, among them comfort in warm weather, and as a fashion choice.
Usually, people wear sandals in warmer climates or during warmer parts of the year in order to keep their feet cool and dry.
Whether going out or staying in, what you wear on your feet counts. When staying indoors, both comfort and style are important. While you do not want to don hiking boots for a day in the house or at the office, you want footwear that support your feet, offering both function and fashion at the same time. Indoor shoes come in a variety of types and styles, with different ones working for different indoor settings and occasions.
Made for those lazy days in the house, slippers are warm and comfortable. Slipper socks are another good option and come with a thick enough material to classify them as shoes. For quick slipper changes, try a pair of backless slippers.
While snow boots are for days outdoors trudging through cold and slippery white stuff, fashion boots belong indoors where they offer both style and versatility.
Moccasins feature soft soles and even softer insoles, often lined with faux fur or fleece. Made from canvas, leather, or suede, moccasins can feature decorative stitching on the sides, as well as a leather or suede tie in the center. Some styles even include colorful beading for a true fashion statement.