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Shoes of Steel: 6 Ways to Wear Summer’s Hottest Trend

Shoes of Steel: 6 Ways to Wear Summer’s Hottest Trend

There is an element of seduction in shoes that doesn’t exist for men.
A woman can be sexy, charming, witty or shy with her shoes
— Christian Louboutin.


Whether it’s Dorothy’s ruby slippers or Cinderella’s glass heels, ultra-shiny shoes will always be statement makers. The hot trend of metallic shoes have been spotted on the streets of Chicago from pumps to loafers.

Spotted in Chicago
From left to right: Jessica Buie, 23, carries a Donna Karan Gold Metallic Cosmetics Tote with Rocket Dog Silver Loafers // Colleen Tully, 30, wears Anna Klein Sport Loafers // Lauren Polito, 17, wears Sperry Silver Loafers



1. Light Loafers

A stylish loafer adds a certain je ne sais quoi of comfort to a colorful outfit. It’s light and airy enough to move around in, making it a perfect shoe for a cool summer day.


Jeffrey Campbell Pewter & Clear Slingback Lawless Loafers ($98.00)

Jeffrey Campbell  Pewter & Clear Slingback Lawless Loafers


Miu Miu Bicolor Metallic Leather Loafers ($250)
miu miu metallic loafers


Martiniano Bootie ($395)
martinone Bootie Umeboshi Shoes


J. Crew Cleo Perforated Mirror Metallic Loafers ($139.99 Extra 40% off with code SHOPMORE)


2. Summer Sandals

After months of stuffing our feet in the warmest Sorel boots money can buy, we can now traipse around town in sandals. Sandals are a fun, flirty reminder that summer is in full swing. If you find it’s time for a new pair, then it’s time to go metallic.
Loeffler Randall Paz Two Strap Sandal($150)
loeffler randall strap sandals


Tory Burch Violet Metallic Thong Sandal ($225.00)
Tory Burch Violet mettalic sandals


Marc Jacobs Cracked Metallic Sandals ($298.00)
Marc Jacobs Cracked Metallic Sandals



Charolette Stone Barton Rose Gold ($128)


3. Casual Corks

Cork heels get a bad reputation thanks to Dr. Scholl’s of years past, but these casual metallic corks can be worn to a friendly BBQ or a night out on the town.

Stella McCartney Linda Wedge ($369)

Vince Camuto Signature Dellah – Bronze Cuoio ($249.99)


4. Playful Colors

Metal isn’t exclusively for silvers, golds and browns. By incorporating bright colors into a neutral metal collection, you can add variety to your favorite power shoes.


Lanvin Fuchsia Leather D’Orsay Heels ($348)
lanvin fuschia dorsay heels

Le Parmentier Metallic Blue Leather Pump ($166.80)
LE PARMENTIER Metallic Blue Leather Pump



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5. Sweetheart Pumps

A special evening starts with the right pair of shoes, but who wants to suffer in high heels?  Sweetheart pumps provide a subtle lift without feeling like you’re tipping over.  The metallic accents on these shoes command attention.


Paulinna Peep toe heel $38.97



Jimmy Choo Tilly metallic-leather sling-back pumps ($625)
Jimmy Choo Tilly metallic-leather sling-back pumps

Givenchy Mirrored-leather sandals in rose gold ($450)
Givenchy Mirrored-leather sandals in rose gold



6. Fierce Pumps

A high-heeled shoe with metallic accents can be dressed down or dressed up.  If you’re not the type to settle for a kitten or sweetheart heel, the hint of metal coupled with the height on these shoes makes for an unforgettable work of art on your feet.


Gianvito Rossi Metallic leather lace-up sandals ($1,100)
Gianvito Rossi Metallic leather lace-up sandals


Sergio Rossi 105mm Glam Glitter Nappa Leather Pumps ($1,076)
Sergio Rossi 105mm Glam Glitter Nappa Leather Pumps



Sophia Webster Alicia patent and metallic leather sandals ($455)

Akira Feracious Sandal Heel ($44.90)
Akira Feracious Sandal Heel

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