xxx Spring 2009 Shoe Trends — Damn I Like That!

Spring 2009 Shoe Trends

by Hali Felice

Step it up with the new Spring 2009 trends for footwear! There are many new trends this time around and we think you’re going to fall in love with at least one. While Winter boots are always a fun time, Spring shoes really bring out the inner shoe diva in us all. They allow us to explore more options and express ourselves accordingly.

Check out the styles and trends that we stumbled upon; easily making your Spring cleaning of footwear nice and easy.

Floral Prints

Who doesn’t think of Spring and think of flowers? “April showers, bring May flowers.” That is why it isn’t much of a surprise that Floral Prints are going to be a big hit this Spring. Heels, sandals, slip-ons and more; all will feature floral patterns of some kind.

Floral Prints

Our Picks: BCBGirls Ariel Heels | $89.95 -  Unionbay Divine Floral Wedges | $24.99

Collared Sandal

Springtime is a time to be “out with the old, and in with the new.” That is why the new “Collared Sandal” is making it’s way onto the scene. While we are used to ankle straps galore, we aren’t used to seeing such a thick strap around the ankle. Collared Sandals look like they are a mutation between a sandal and a sock! Fear not, they are 100% sandal, but with flair. Collared Sandal

Our Picks: Chinese Laundry Sudoku Sandals | $69.99Luichiny Ankle Cuff Sandals | $89.00

Brighter Hues

If you were looking for an excuse to finally take out those royal blue and bright purple heels, now’s the time. Spring is your excuse! Brighter hues and vibrant arrays of color will be making their first steps this season. While you can still find plenty of neutral shades, it’s going to pay to “dare to be different.”

Brighter Hues

Our Picks: Nine West “Myth3″ Wedge | $69.00Report Newbury Heels | $179.99

Gladiator Heel

Gladiator Heel

Our Picks: Sam Edelman Mariella Gladiators | $133.00 -  Steve Madden Maddiee Gladiators | $133.00 -  Steve Madden Maddiee Gladiators $89.90

The Gladiator certainly made quite a long lasting effect on us all last year. That is why designers have stepped it up a notch and introduced the Gladiator Heel. It’s your strappy, cut-out sandal, but with some fun height to go along with it. Heavy straps, the Grecian-Goddess appeal and a fierce 4 inch heel. What more could we want this Spring?

Cut-Out Bootie Heel

Cut-Out Bootie Heel

Our Picks: Steve Madden Slouchy Cut-Out Booties | $89.00 -  Givenchy Birdcage Booties | $365.72

Finally, last, but certainly not least, we present a final trend. If you are find yourself relenting to give up your Winter boots, we have a solution for you. Luckily, this Spring the Cut-Out Bootie Heel is going to be a desirable style. It’s part bootie, part sandal, part heel. In fact, we aren’t sure what it really is. But we do know that’s simply adorable, sexy and going to be hotter than ever over the next few months.

Whichever trend you follow, be sure to make it your own! There are so many shoe resources out there to follow all these trends and others. Be sure to take the little commentary we provide on your next shopping excursion.