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Fashionable Shoe Styles This Summer

Fashionable Shoe Styles This Summer

It is a fact that almost every young woman loves fashionable shoes, so it helps to find out what the latest shoe trends are as the summer season gets fully underway. Some of the popular styles in fashion include sling-backs, high heels, sandals, espadrilles, and so many more. Shoe styles to make you feel and look great for the summer season are almost endless, with some of the more popular choices consisting of –

Wedge Sandals – a pair of wedges are perfect for the summertime due to their comfortable and practical nature, which can make them great to wear either everyday or just for an evening out. Wedge sandals are effortlessly cool and laidback and can look great for the high street or on the beach.

Concealed Platform Heels – choosing a pair of concealed platforms is great for the women that wishes to wear shoes with a higher heel yet doesn’t put as much stress on the feet. Concealed platforms are one of the more stylish types of platforms available and perfect for an elegant night out.

Slip On Loafer – a highly comfortable and practical piece of footwear, the slip on loafer is almost a solid staple for a well stocked wardrobe. Loafers are perfect to complement most types of outfits and come in a wide-ranging choice of styles and colors to suit almost everyone’s taste. A pair of women’s loafers in a supple leather material is great to wear all day long.

Lace-up Pump – these colorful lace-up shoes are great for the summertime as they are really feminine, pretty, and can look great with almost any casual outfit from jeans and a t-shirt to a short floral dress, so irrespective of the outfit you might be wearing or the type of occasion, these versatile shoes will certainly help to steal the spotlight.

Flip Flops – these plastic shoes are incredibly versatile and come in an almost endless line of styles to suit everyone’s taste; a great choice of designs and colors are available, from classy to fun, and great to wear anytime. Flip flops are great for beach time fun, but if planning on doing some proper walking, than it is often best to change into some real footwear.

Bloch Jazz Shoes

Bloch Jazz Shoes

Jazz dance was first brought on the scene in the 1920’s in the United States and is representative of our cultural changes. With that said, it is also important to recognize that the jazz dance style actually originated in the 1800s, and it’s true roots are found in the African culture.

If there is one specific reason the art of jazz dance has maintained it’s popularity, it is because of it’s exposure through the medium of television, movies, and theater. And with that exposure more and more men and women have been drawn to this style of dance.

Because jazz dance is performed at a frequently feverish pace, and involves a variety of techniques which are very athletic in nature, the quality of the jazz shoe is of the utmost importance. Bloch jazz shoes fulfill this requirement at the highest levels of quality.

If you are a beginning student of jazz dance or experienced you’ll discover that Bloch offers a wide selection of shoes to choose from. With seventeen different jazz shoes styles to pick from your bound to find the perfect choice.

For example, if you are just starting out the Jazzflex has been designed with the beginner in mind. This is a lace up shoe, which is available with a rubber or flexible sole. It’s made for girls and women and in black, white, and tan.

Another great choice for dancers at all levels of experience is the Elasta Bootie. This shoe has a split sole and a very durable leather upper. This jazz shoe was made for the dancer who must make quick changes and rather than laces has elastic, and is a slip on shoe. Available in black and tan for men, women, and girls.

For a change of pace the Trisole Hi is a a very interesting jazz boot that moves with the dancers foot across a wide range of movements. Also a slip on dance shoe which accommodates quick changes, and only available in black. For men women, and girls.

The Ultra Fit has a streamlined appearance and was created for dancers who have a high arch. The fit is snug and the shoes is made for men, women, and girls in black and tan.

The Bloch jazz shoe not only meets the rigorous requirements of the jazz dance style, they also comes available at various price levels, which makes them an affordable choice for this style of dance.

Women’s Wedge Shoes

Women’s Wedge Shoes

As a shoe designer to the Hollywood stars, Salvatore decided to do something different. Incorporating both design and anatomy he created the wedge shoe. Not only did he create a completely new style of shoe, but he developed a completely new heel type: the cork heel. One of the reasons the he chose cork was because of the shortage and rationing of fabrics and materials (leather and cotton) because of the war in Europe. It’s this unique and beautiful approach to creating footwear that set not only Salvatore apart, but his creation; the wedge shoe. This is why I said the wedge shoe is the most comfortable, because it was made to be exactly that. But comfort isn’t all the wedge has to offer.

Contrary to some beliefs that the wedge shoe is made for casual wear, Ferragamo, as a designer to the stars, made a red carpet style of shoe. His designs were specially made for years for women like Eva Peron and Marilyn Monroe. What Salvatore started, other designers improved upon.

The wedge shoe has grown from a red carpet, funky shoe to a series of styles. There are platform wedges, where the toe of the shoe is raised up slightly or up to equal to the heel. A casual shoe, called the espadrille, made with canvas upper and woven heels is another style of wedge. Designers from all over the world have at least one design each season as a wedge. In the 2008 there were cool styles from designers like Marc Jacobs and Phillip Lim which hit the runways. While the styles on the runway are usually over the top, they are based on the what hits the ready to wear styles. One example is the “geisha” styles that were featured on the runway. The designs are made for a dazzling runway, but are generally not featured as ready to wear clothing.

There are so many different styles of wedge it cannot be covered in one article. If you’re looking for a comfy, sexy, fun style of shoe, you’ll find everything you need in a wedge.

Platform Shoes

Platform Shoes

The standard platform shoe has a higher heel at the rear, with a support base that is also lifted in the front. Because of this, they are easy to balance on. You have a higher heel possible without the acute angle of a spike heel. The platforms are sometimes glass, but are also available in finishes like wood and leather to name just a few. You can be very trendy with platform heels, and it’s a super-chic look.

Platforms are regularly featured on the catwalk at fashion shows, but are now commonly found in everyday life as well. Most college women have at least one pair, and they are popular with professional women as well. To be in style, platforms are almost a requirement.

You may be surprised at the history of this type of footwear. Platforms first became popular in England during the reign of Elizabeth I. They were worn by both men and women. Platforms aren’t just women’s footwear – they make anyone look taller.

Men also sometimes wear platforms. You can get platform shoes that are formal, or ones that are casual. There are very subtle platforms or higher ones also – both sole and heel heights vary. You can even find ones that are brightly colored or embellished.

There are now all kinds of platform shoes. Whereas they used to be mainly work with Western outfits, their popularity has spread across all styles and nations. Teens from all over the world love platforms with their trendy look. You can find platform slippers, thongs, shoes, boots and so on.

Platforms are undeniably trendy. You will be super stylish in your platform shoes and they complement just about any outfit. However, you need to be careful when you wear them, just like you would with any other high heel. Don’t wear them every single day. Overwearing platforms can cause neck and back ache, or pain in the feet and legs.

Get Colorfully Dressed for the Summer

Get Colorfully Dressed for the Summer

Goodbye to the darker shades

In keeping with the riot of colorful flowers blooming everywhere, light and bright colors are in. Are men and boys going to wear those delicate shades of yellow and green, blue and orange? Yes, and why not? You certainly will not wear the darker shades and certainly not black. That might turn out to be dangerous with excessive heat and active, busy lifestyles out in them could result in a stroke. Don’t forget to keep sufficiently hydrated with a variety of liquids.

Put away those heavy costumes and boots

It is time for the dry-cleaned woolens to rest before they are back in action later after you have perspired for months. While you sweat it out now and take to ACs and coolers, it is a relief to get away from those heavy suits, the footwear, and the warm underclothing. While those late night parties in the cold were enjoyable, it is a different carefree attitude now. Let go for the moment and forget those stories of the homeless freezing to death on snowy nights after sleeping on the pavement.

Cotton and silks will do the trick

Whether shirts or trousers, kurta sets with waistcoats, casual or formal wear, cotton will see you through the summer. If you didn’t try it before, give it a splash of color like the spectrum that comes from the light. Office wear may be more subdued with grays and browns, though traditions are changing. Plain shades or printed designs are very much in vogue and elevate feelings, bringing pep and zing to the productivity.

Silks can attain an ocean of fantasy and strike the right note in cementing relationships or making a fashion statement. Were you thinking of the ornate parties on official occasions where you meet up with some very privileged guests? Don’t forget to put on your best manners and speak the right things.
Working out

Those sessions at the gym may require a change of attire. Tees and shorts should be good enough, but make sure that you possess several sets if gyms happen every day. The diehards will do it one way or the other.