by Fawnia Soo Hoo
Creatures of the Wind. Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD.Along with maybe-office-friendly blazer vests, another hot trend we've spotted on the spring 2014 runways: flat shoes. (Don't tell high-heel-loving Victoria Beckham, OK?) YES, some of the hottest and edgiest designers at NYFW showed us that flats don't have to be practical and snoozy. Let's take a look:
The cool kids at Creatures of the Wind (above) sent these zip-detailed and lipstick-red pointy loafers down the runway. Look closely for the bedazzled heel, which makes the shoe an inspired complement to a tea-length cocktail dress.
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Costello Tagliapetra debuted their Brooklyn update to the luxurious leather Grecian sandal and paired the style with casual tailored separates and long, flowing gowns.
Costello Tagliapetra. Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD.
Ruffian doubled up on fun details with their pointy flats: polka dots and fringe. Aren't they adorable?
Rufian. Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD.
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Boy by Band of Outsiders recalled the '90s by pairing socks with flat sandals on the runway. Off the runway, the socks are up to you, but the wide-ankle-strap lace-up style would be so versatile with shorts or a dress.
Boy by Band of Outsiders. Photo by Giovanni Giannoni/WWD.
Speaking of the grunge era, we all know that Birkenstocks are back. Trina Turk debuted her line of shoes with her rock-luxe take on the Arizona--with metallic leather, grommets, and round studs.
Trina Turk. Photo by George Chinsee/WWD.
Are you happy that flats are hot for spring? Or do you always wear them anyway?
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by Fawnia Soo Hoo