Top 5 shoes of 2011

This has been a particularly top 5 for me as I’m a shoe nut. So instead of my favourite 5 shoe designs I thought shoe trends might be more memorable…so here we go!

1-All that glitters

Miu Miu started it with its glitter booties and glittery courts – and now we’re wearing glittery shoes all the time – no party required (although they are perfect for NYE). We even love the Hailee Stenfeld advert.

My shoe of the year!

2-Chelsea boots

In keeping with the reworked mod trend this autumn and teams with more grunge and faux fur separates by so many street style people, the Chelsea boot was back with a bang and coincided with the popular TV series, Made in Chelsea. Apt.

3-New nude

Kate Middleton has a to answer for, boosting sales of lady-like dresses from Topshop and Whistles as well as knock-off sapphire rings, quilted jackets and nude heels! Yes they’re leg lengthening and flattering but for this shoe fanatic at least…a little safe. Having said that, they have been celebrity favourites for a long time, while Chloe and Stella McCartney made naked shoes cool.

Kate Middleton: nude shoe fiend

4-Glutton for punishment

It’s been a pretty extreme year of looks with celebs like Lady Gaga pushing the fashion boundaries, bright hair and fetish-inspired clothes, (thanks Louis Vuitton). Similarly fetishized super high and heel-less boots with studs and latex have been in Vogue. Ouch.

Amazing heeless Nicholas Kirkwood boots


We have Charlotte Olympia to thank for this one – cat pumps and cat wedges as worn by Alexa Chung, SJP and plenty more celebrities aka cats that got the cream.

What was your favourite shoe trend?

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