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FLARE Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant’s favorite spring footwear

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FLARE Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant’s favorite spring footwear

Christian Louboutin


 
Christian Louboutin

SOLE MATE

I don’t know about you but I plan my outfits around my feet. My day’s first decision is what shoes do I feel like wearing – what feeling do I want when I strap on my heels? This season, the runway was littered with plenty of fabulous footwear to inspire your creative wardrobe choices. My top picks focus on embellishment and shine.

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Christian Louboutin


 
Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin for Phillip Lim 3.1, Spring 2009

Absolutely. Stunning. My. Favourite.

Louis Vuitton


 
Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton, Spring 2009

Everything about LV’s Parisian jazz inspired show was spectacular. I couldn’t take my eyes off the beaded and feathered shoes. The clothes on the runway were just as embellished – I’d wear them with a minimal dress (LBD would be perfect) for the highest impact.

Yves Saint Laurent


 
Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent, Spring 2009

The cage treatment looks uncomfortable but I love how it shows off your legs. Careful grooming – weekly pedicures – are mandatory.

Prada


 
Prada

Prada, Spring 2009

The black socks paired with these vertiginous heels were responsible for sending models flailing face-first on the runway. Without them, these reptile skin heels are a versatile partner for all of the khaki, black and cream pieces in your wardrobe.

Lanvin


 
Lanvin

Lanvin, Spring 2009

While the silhouette is retro, these pumps look so ‘now’ with all of their stunning jewels and beads – and the printed cap-toe is a surprise.

Miu Miu


 
Miu Miu

Miu Miu, Spring 2009

I liked the two-tone satin look at first glance but wear these for a few months and you’ll be left with a tattered mess. Pass.

Marc Jacobs


 
Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs, Spring 2009

I’m not sure why this heel has been pushed forward but I do love the colour combo.

Anna Sui


 
Anna Sui

Anna Sui, Spring 2009

I always feel like gladiators should be worn by beefy boys with swords – but in this case, the mauve is awfully sweet.

Chloé


 
Chloé

Chloé, Spring 2009

Who would ever thought we’d find a coloured shoe that would look as hot on an urban chicette as a Palm Beach granny. Bravo!

Balmain


 
Balmain

Balmain, Spring 2009

An obsession with all things Balmain is fuelling the fashion world and these sparkly studded sandals prove why – sexy, shiny and totally wearable.

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