2012 Shoe Fashion Trends

What better example can prove the ever-changing nature of fashion than shoes? Few weeks ago you bought those shoes with so much enthusiasm and today that same pair is not in your closet. Why? The explanation is very simple. It's because the pair that sold like a hot cake last year is out of fashion this year. Well folks check out the latest trends of shoes for 2012 and then you can think about investing in them.
The yesteryear has been a boon for shoe lovers. It has gifted them some of the most fashionable and fabulous styles of shoes. While a few trends are just bygone, the rest have been refined and redesigned this year in order to create a whole new genre of fashion. Shoe fashion of 2012 is all about going to the "extremes". They have extremely high heels and extremely bold colors. Though soothing tones and flats are not absolutely passé, you can spot the difference in styles and patterns of the recent times very easily. Renowned fashion houses have updated their collection and so you must also revamp your shoe closet with the latest designs. Have a look at the shoe fashion catalog of 2012 over here.

Shoe Fashion Trends for 2012

Classic Stilletoes
A look through the shoe closet of Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahniks and Jimmy Choo will take your breath away. Pointed bright-colored heels are starkly in fashion this year. You can sport high heels with any type of outfit only if you have the ability to carry them off diligently without the slightest chance of tripping. Stilettos in neutral, pastel and muted shades also look elegant with formal outfits. If you are an obsessive shoe lover, then you must own one of these pairs.
Animal Prints
Ranging from leopard prints, tiger stripes, zebra prints to snake-skin designs, this genre of footwear has etched prominence in the world of shoe fashion. Boots, platforms, pumps, and other styles have these unique motifs on them. We have presented you the classic leopard print and you can have a look at Alexander McQueen's and Brian Atwood's collection for snake-skin patterns. Yellow, black, brown, and white, although the hallmark colors of animal prints, shades like pink, purple and metallic are also available in animal prints.
The extra padding underneath the front portion of the shoe is the platform. It allows your foot to balance better on high heels. Platforms have become immensely popular this year owing to their sexy appeal and the versatile designs offered by premium shoe brands. You can check out color blocked, glittery, unicolor and printed designs from the shoe house of Charlotte Olympia, Marc Jacobs and of course Jimmy Choo. Shinny shoes with metallic luster are quite in vogue, and you can wear them at parties, weddings and various other occasions.
The first image depicts a latticed pattern of gladiator while the second is the distinct type of gladiator that you can team up with a pair of skinny jeans or a short/mid-length skirt. You can go for block heeled gladiators if you aren't comfortable with high-rise heels. They come in the forms of sandals and shoes, and both are fashionable in a unique way. Gladiators indeed look smart and sophisticated when you match them with the right dress. Check out the patent collection of jet black leather gladiators from Guess. I'm sure you cannot resist buying those.
Wedged Heels
Observe the heels of images set aside. Yes, they exactly represent wedged heels. Espadrilles and wedges were first showcased by D&G. Since then, the quintessential, earth-toned braided wedge style is prevailing in the fashion industry. Pumps, sandals and open shoes have this comfortable version of heels in various textures. Espadrilles, cork and wooden heels are blended either with muted shades or with bright-colored woven straps. You must check out the latest collection of Burberry Prorsum woven peep-toe wedge boot, Tory Burch leather and cork wedge and Sergio Rossi denim wedge.
Retro Prints
What can you guess from the two pairs of sandals embedded aside? Totally retro, isn't it? Well, retro fashion stepped in the last year and is still in vogue. Tie-dye effect, floral prints, polka dots, stripes, checks, etc., are seen in shoes and they are showcased largely in spring and summer fashion ramps. Stilettos, pumps, platforms, wedges, and boots are designed exquisitely with retro themes. You can put on these cool pair of shoes with patterned skirts, dresses, and even with pants.
Peep Toes
As the name suggests, these closed shoes have a cut in the front through which your toes peep out. You already know that the year 2012 is all about the fashion of extremes, so its no wonder that peep toes also have high heels. And to keep in par with the current fashion scenario, they come mostly in bright colors. However, they look beautiful and svelte when wrapped in satin and complemented with sexy glass heels or metal heels. Transparent vinyl peep toes with bold colors have set a trend in this year. Browse any major fashion magazine and you will find numerous models sporting it.
Swirls and Straps
The image put in this catalog is of a swirl sandal. A mesh is created instead of putting the straps in the regular zig-zag order. Metallic and fabric straps are 'in' and regular strap sandals are embellished with laces. You can purchase sequined silver and golden strap sandals to wear with your evening dress and carry a matching clutch to look elegant. Well, there are some more patterns other than metallic straps. They are fabric crisscross straps coming in a diverse range of colors and patterns.
Caged Booties
I'm sure no one will deny the fact that boots have a class of their own. Over the years they have established an extremely smashing and fabulous trend. In 2012, you will mostly find a twist in their look and appeal. Caged and cut ankle boots are functional today. Zips, laces and straps are added to create a different look altogether. Leather and suede keep dominating in textures. While thigh-high, pull-on leather jack boots are especially designed for mini skirts, you can wear comfy Uggs with skirts, dresses and jeans. In short, you must have them and carry off with elan.

Now that you have updated yourself with the latest fashion in shoes, you must be definitely anxious to buy one. A piece of advice: always keep an extra pair of comfy shoes with yourself because high heels tend to hurt your feet when worn for a long time. So go on and get yourself those fabulous shoes you've been waiting for.