The soles of shoes are no longer relagated to dull black or boring brown! Embrace colored soles and wear them with pride!
Soles, the… ummm… erm, soul of every shoe. Ususally black or brown, or even red if they are Christian Louboutin (or YSL (ha ha).) But for Fall 2011 a contrasting sole is the next mega trend.
From Prada’s wing-tipped platform oxford’s to Burberry’s Tassle Loafers, to Mark McNairy’s yellow soled lace-up working shoe, and on and on. Some are for men while others are for women. But all of them have great colors on their soles. So where did this originate?
Some say Prada was the first to do it with their “fugly flippers” while others believe it is a trend that has regained momentum from earlier years. I say… let them argue. By the time they come to a conclusion the trend will have passed. At least for another four years.
That is no excuse for you to to wait though because this trend will hit every city and hit them hard. So go out and keep your eyes peeled for brightly colored soles. Worst case scenario, buy a pair of work boots from a thrift store and have a shoe maker cover the soles in a fabulous color of your choice.
Keep in mind this trend doesn’t have to be one of those brighter the better type deals. A slight off colored sole is just perfect like this Gucci over the knee black boot with its slightly off colored sole detailing.
It’s really a thing of beauty isn’t it?
A few other brands that are using the colored sole to their trend advantage are Stella McCartney, Chloe, Marc by Marc, Minolo Blahnik, and Yves Saint Laurent. I love when they make it easy so invest in a trend, and at varied price points too!
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