What are the most popular shoe styles for women and men’s shoes during the warm weather months of 2013? Women’s shoes and sandals both rise to dizzying heights and or hug the pavement in 2013, while men can choose from among a variety of styles, from dressy to very casual. Whether for men or women, footwear this spring and summer has a bit of a retro vibe, but with interesting textures or new colors keeping it current.Strappy and stiletto are two words that sum up many women’s shoe styles for spring and summer 2013. Heels are high, but range from the classic super-slim stiletto to the chunky, striped or patterned. Pastels with a little punch are everywhere, including corals, lilacs and aquamarine. Floral patent leather vies with bold color blocks, and wedges or platforms give shoe designers lots of inspiration and a canvas to express their ideas.
Edgy styles include variations on gladiator sandals and boots in a rainbow of colors and a riot of different genres. Simple sandals shine with metallic colors decorated with eyelets and buckles. Some combine leather, metal and fabric in fanciful creations that climb to the knee and beyond. Feathers, embroidery, braided cloth and flowers emphasize a more delicate approach, while laced and studded options feature an earthy and strong sense of style. Often this footwear is flat-soled with no or little heel, concentrating on the uppers and intricate strapping and ankle accents.
Animal prints are wildly popular, from canvas tennis shoes to simple flats that focus all attention on the pattern, keeping the design of the shoe simple. Adventurous designers combine animal motifs with metallic, pastels or blocks of bright color, keeping everyone guessing as to whether the shoe is casual, dressy or multi-talented. This is a season with plenty of variety, ensuring every woman in the market for a pair of shoes, or three, will find dozens from which to choose.
Men on the prowl to define their footwear style for 2013 will find some blasts from the past, like classic deck shoes, wingtips, and brown on brown saddle shoes. New takes on trainers, canvas slip-ons and blue suede penny loafers are also in the mix. The call of the wild is heard on the masculine side as well, with canvas snakeskin patterned slip-ons and unique pairings of napped and smooth leather for hiking. Chukka boots in unique colors and a range of leathers guides a trip back to the 1970s, without the bad hair, but with an intriguing look that bridges formal and casual.
To keep your 2013 summer footwear looking fit and fine into the autumn, browse through our ranges of leather, textile and synthetic protectors and conditioners. Collonil offers a line of organic products, some made with sustainable bamboo, that guard against wear and tear of your warm weather footwear so you can have a carefree summer. The Saphir collection also provides high quality leather and textile protection, while Woly’s precisely formulated shoe care preparations can protect and revive even sandals and shoes that have played and worked hard all summer long. Stylish mixed material footwear is easy to care for when using these effective treatments and conditioners, allowing you to put your best foot forward everyday.