The summer of 2015 had kicked off the return of the ‘crocs’ that tied into that whole normcore trend, amid other ugly footwear abominations. This summer the ugly shoe is making a stronger return, and it’s the unfashionable that is now becoming fashionable at least when the shoe world is concerned. Que the Birkenstock movement, But not only are Birkenstocks paving the way for uglier than usual shoe trends, it’s the fact that people don’t want to shell out big bucks for summer sandal. And who can blame a person for not wanting to spend a lot of cash on a seasonal favourite. And, although I love to save money and buy everything on sale..you still will not catch me in a pair of crocs, clogs, lucite heels or even boudoir mules. Clarks? forget it, I’ll stick to my summer favourite my Zigi Soho caged sandals..until they need to be retired to the trash bin. Comfort is also another alluring factor to these sole creations..making it easy to see why they are so popular. (However Birkenstocks aren’t cheap either at 100 a pop, but still entice those who are used to spending 1200+ on sandals)
Privet Matryoshka’s, yes this is something I’m currently raving about, another item that is wait for it: BAM Matryoshka’d out!!!- however, these incredible shoes are not designed by a Russian or Ukrainian designer- but by Charlotte Olympia Dellal the half brazilian, half british designer (daughter of brazilian model Andrea Dellal). Charlotte Olympia is a collection known for heels of unimaginable heights, bold colours and animal prints tied in with the glamour of the 1940’s.
Yarose Shulzhenko’s footwear creations deserve more attention. The Ukrainian designer’s shoes possess sex appeal, from the material to colour variations and details he incorporates in each pair to make them into a unique fashion accessory, for the woman who chooses to wear them. Below are
just a few picks of Yarose Shulzhenko’s shoe creations. Warning: This post may send shoe addicts into a compulsive shopping spree, proceed with caution.