Sun may have had a ‘dark moment’ this summer with total eclipse – but shoes this season are definitely having none of that eclipse business! Rain or shine, light or dark – the bedazzled shoes are illuminating the runways and roadways all over the world! Swarovski shoes have become the new norm not only for the dressy occasions but for everyday athleasure as well. Let’s look around the fashion offerings this season category by category!
- Slides: - check!
Zanotti offers Letizia Crystal Mule, Veronica Crystal Snake, Aisha Swarovski slide, Miu Miu Eco Fur Jeweled Slides, Salvatore Ferragamo crystal embellised pool slides, Roger Vivier Strass Satin slides, Vivier Viv-buckle leather slides, Gucci Wangy Jewed mules, Gucci Women’s Lawrence and Princetown slides, Manolo Blahnik Triunslo and Hangisi Satin Slides, Prada velvel mules with Crystal Embellishments, Dolce & Gabbana Crystal flower mules and Aquazzura Monaco and Eden slides, just to name a few top brands.
- Full Strass pumps and sandals: - check!
Not only an exclusive treasure from Christain Louboutin crystal shoes have made their way into the classic staple of the large roster of premier designers. Jimmy Choo offers their Cinderella shoes as an ultimate wedding dream-shoe from the brand – now available in two colorways and 2 heel heights. Venetian uber-designer Rene Caovilla has used crystals on his shoes longer than anyone in the business, probably – but now he has really upped his game with stunning and very formal options spearheading his collection. The crystals appear to be embedded even into the bevel surrounding his leather flip-flops. Likewise Giuseppe Zanotti literally shines with his collaboration with Jennifer Lopez – that has full-on glitz and megawatt shine all over strappy sandals, pumps and boots.
Both Rossis – Gianvito and Sergio have oodles of swarovski bridal shoes that are beautiful and fun. And of course we see lots of crystal brooches on Prada, Miu Miu, Aquazzurra, Balmain, Stewart Weitzman, Charlotte Olympia, Alexandre Birman and Nickolas Kirkwood.
Sneakers: - check!
And ubiquitous crystal-buckled to full-strass sneaker is literally everywhere this season. Louboutin, Gucci, Zanotti, Paciotti, Roger Vivier, Salvatore Ferragamo, Miu Miu and Dior. The buckles tend to be oversized, the embelishements really elaborate – from the crest-like medallions to gerlands of pearls and crystals over fur to the stunning and oh-so-recognizable square baguette crystal buckle of the Roger Vivier’s landmark design. And then there are a full-on Strass runners that are all the rage among all ages, all cultures and both genders. The new hot trend is miniaturized versions of the ‘it’ shoes for the young ones – swarovski baby shoes are popping up everyone and are beloved by the likes of Beyonce, Kardashians and hoards of celebrity children.