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The future of footwear is here

Brands and stores stock up footwear in metallic finish for that cutting edge style.

entertainment Updated: Mar 26, 2010 13:58 IST
Sujata Reddy

Bored of flaunting footwear with little bows and roses growing out of them? Well, then you’re just in time to catch on to the new trend of metallic and neon coloured shoes that’s threatening to take over the wardrobe of partygoers in the city. Wardrobe stylist Varsha Bhawnani warns enthusiasts against lifting a look straight off the runway. She advises first-timers to opt for combinations of less flashy shades. “Silver works with nude colour tones.

Copper, bronze, dull gold and teal could be other options. For a bold look, go for footwear with chains and metallic studs,” says Bhawnani.
Kapil Mahtani, CEO, Tresmode, says that though the colour plays an important role in giving a futuristic look to a pair of shoes, the shape is equally important. “Angular wedges and heels with geometric cut-outs and funky heel structures are the most eye-catchy,” says Mahtani.

While Mahtani recommends spaceship tints on your footwear, he’s also game for neons and patent leathers. “Anything that’s different is welcome. People don’t want to be ordinary any more. Neon pinks and patent yellows are quintessentially summer, and definitely not conventional,” says Mahtani. If you are planning to stun your audience with a pair of killer heels or neon coloured flats, make sure you go easy on the silhouette and accessories. A muted outfit teamed with minimal or no jewellery is the way to go. “Let the shoes do all the talking,” says Mahtani.

Footwear and bag designer Malini Agarwala has the last word when she says, “Even though the futuristic look is in, not everyone can carry it off. It’s definitely not a traditional look, but at the end of the day, it depends on how comfortable you are in your shoes. If you’re not at ease, it will show,” she warns.