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My feet are very anxious for a new pair of shoes. Really, it is not my fault if I buy tons of shoes. It's my feet's fault. They made me do it.
Here are some of the top designer shoe selections for 2016.
Christian Louboutin Amazoulo Caged Calf-Hair Red Sole Sandal, Brown - Neiman Marcus: Christian Louboutin leopard-print dyed calf hair (Italy) sandal with leather trim. 4" stacked heel with an open toe design. The Lace-up caged vamp also has the signature red leather sole. The "Amazoulo" is made in Italy. French designer Christian Louboutin introduced his namesake collection in 1991, and his powerfully feminine shoes soon became must-haves for stylish women everywhere. In addition to a distinctively sexy aesthetic, Christian Louboutin shoes are also instantly recognizable for their vibrantly red-lacquered soles. Today the collection includes a line of handbags that are every bit as covetable as the shoes, ranging from evening clutches to everyday totes.
Robert Clergerie Vicolek Raffia Platform Oxfords - Bloomingdales: Airy woven raffia and contrast wedge soles put some spring in Robert Clergerie's stylish oxfords. Almond toe; lace up with a 1.75" heel, 0.75" platform, feels like 1" heel. This shoe is made in France.
Giuseppe Zanotti Chain-Link-Heel Sandals - Barneys New York: Giuseppe Zanotti anthracite metallic leather multi-buckle sandals styled with a chain-link-motif metal heel. This finely crafted footwear has a 4.75"/120mm heel; 15mm platform (approximately). The elegant design is an open toe with slim adjustable buckle straps, exposed zipper at covered heel counter with polished silvertone hardware. Exposed back zip closure, multi-buckle closure add nice finishing touches.
Jimmy Choo Duffel Flat black pony and shearing lined winter boots. With detailing based on the traditional Duffel coat and lined in soft shearling, this fun buckle boot will be a popular winter option. The thick lug sole offers a deep tread, whilst the simple fitted upper offers a chic dressier feel. Finished in black pony. Made in Italy.
Most desirable sneakers for 2016
Brooks 'Ghost 8' Running Shoe (Women) - Nordstrom: A new no-sew overlay provides an extra-close fit on a lightweight running shoe designed with moisture-managing lining and upper mesh panels to keep feet comfy and dry. An improved BioMoGo DNA midsole brings customized comfort to each step, while the Omega Flex Grooves smooth heel-to-toe transitions—so you can glide through each stride.
Giuseppe Zanotti Maylondon Embossed Zip Slip On High Top Sneakers - Bloomingdales: Giuseppe Zanotti's exotic high top slip ons project downtown cool in metallic-flecked embossed snakeskin and edgy zip hardware. Round toe; functional inside and outside zips; back pull tab. This trendy high top sneaker has a 1.25" platform. The shoe is embossed leather upper, has a leather lining and rubber sole.
You may want to also check out the NinoBoo Oxfords.
If you are looking for shoes for men with a mix of trendy & classic rolled elements rolled into one, you may want to check out the Neumel shoes blog post.
Do you think we missed any amazing shoe trends this year? Let us know if you think any shoe styles should be added or removed from this list. You are welcome to share with us your thoughts on the leading footwear brands, designers, and trends from 2016.
Find awesome winter boots on our fashion blog.
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best shoes of 2016 (page two of this guide).