There’s a space-age, futuristic trend in store for Spring 2012′s shoes! Spikey stilettos, irregular wedges & heels, metallic materials & otherworldly forms make up this fun, attention-grabbing aesthetic. Some designers such Chanel chose to channel the 60s spacey look, whereas others like Louis Vuitton chose a more sleek & modern take on the futuristic footwear trend.
Here is the crème de la crème of styles from the Spring/Summer 2012 runways. Which designs do you like best?
Laurence Decade‘s lighting bolt metallic platform – Spring 2012
Balenciaga‘s sleek, spike-winged polka-dot bootie - Spring 2012
Jean-Paul Gaultier‘s wedge-less wedge – Spring 2012
Alexander McQueen‘s futuristic pink hollow wedges
A friend sent me this funny image yesterday, of a worker test driving a stiletto-shaped “car” on a road in Hyderabad, India. This shoe is actually part of a series of creations by Indian car designer Sudhakar Yadav to mark International Women’s Day (which was yesterday, btw).
Seeing this wonder on a road anywhere would definitely constitute a WTF shoe moment! And rather sadly, the design of this particular motorized shoe looks much better than most other Freak-Shoe Friday posts!
What do you think? Would you ever drive a shoe?!
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder
Another cute look from A-list celebrity Katy Perry at her the Miu Miu fashion show appearance yesterday, wearing Prada’s Spring 2012 flame stilettos. Although these exact heels don’t seem to be available online for the general public, a great alternative to the t-strap on Katy’s feet is the above pictured “Rose” peep-toe d’Orsay number.
For a mere $1,300 these can be yours from Bergdorf Goodman’s Prada shoe collection. You know, unlike Ms. Perry, who was surely given hers for free!
See more of Katy Perry’s shoe style here.