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Crazy For Color! | Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2012

Pantone is the authority for anything and everything color in the fashion world. With colors like Tangerine Tango, Solar Power and Cabaret we can already tell this will be a bright season. Use their Fashion Color Report to stock your closet for Spring 2012 and find the hottest styles in the most decadent colors!

Pantone | Fashion Color Report Spring 2012

Pantone | Fashion Color Report Spring 2012

Check out these awesome colors on kicks from the Shoe Metro collection – Spring, here we come!

Rocket Dog Dana | $49.99

Rocket Dog Dana | $49.99

CASADEI 1521C | $98.99

CASADEI 1521C | $98.99

BCBGirls Clady | $52.99

BCBGirls Clady | $52.99

Madden Girl Toriie | $43.99

Madden Girl Toriie | $43.99

Guess By Marciano Marietta | $62.99

Guess By Marciano Marietta | $62.99

80%20 Flora Ankle Boots | $38.99

80%20 Flora Ankle Boots | $38.99

Moda Spana Shugie Wedges | $34.99

Moda Spana Shugie Wedges | $34.99

Rocket Dog Costa | $39.99

Rocket Dog Costa | $39.99

Kelsi Dagger Linzy | $59.99

Kelsi Dagger Linzy | $59.99

Pour La Victoire Portia | $161.99

Pour La Victoire Portia | $161.99

Post a pic of your fave color shoes and it could end up on our Pinterest page!

Oscar-Worthy Styles | Flashy, Or Less Is More?

Hello again, Oscar! The Academy Awards are this Sunday, February 26,  and we know we’ll see a lot of new styles, new twists on old styles, and everything in between.  We can’t wait to see what some of our fave stars and starlets stir up!

While Hollywood is busy prepping, primping, and perming (well, maybe not that), we took some time to pick out a few Oscar-worthy styles that are prime head-turning, envy inspiring footwear fashions.

Madden Girl Sookiee Slingbacks | Bronze

Madden Girl Sookiee Slingbacks | Bronze

Steve Madden Showstop | Black | Beige | Blue

Steve Madden Showstop | Black | Beige | Blue

Turns out all that glitters is not gold (sorry to disappoint), but with all the attention sparkle-laden fashions are getting these days, these shoes may as well be as good as gold!
Animal print or bust!  Let’s Face it – animal print never gets old.  Unless, of course, you’re Nicki Minaj.  Toned down and paired with an equally awesome ensemble you can’t go wrong.
Steve Madden Wicked

Steve Madden Wicked

Paris Hilton Tyra

Paris Hilton Tyra

Paris Hilton Shelly | Gold | Black

Paris Hilton Shelly | Gold | Black

Jessica Simpson Waleo | Silver | Pink

Jessica Simpson Waleo | Silver | Pink

For those of us who are intimidated by making a statement with our feet, there are the classic Oscar-inspired looks.  Sometimes…less is more.

Tell us which stars you think will rock the best Oscar style!

Color Me Spring! (PLUS A Pre-Sale Alert – Yay!)

Spring is in the air, people. As the seasons change, so must our wardrobes. Time to update your stockpile from browns, blacks and greys to the new it colors of spring. Feet – meet peep toes, sandals, pumps and flats donning coral, turquoise and purple hues. Vibrant colors and edgy designs define this seasons footgear.

Drab winter tones, exit stage left. Enter bold and inspiring spring and summer colors on relaxed styles!

Kelsi Dagger Linzy

Kelsi Dagger Linzy

We couldn’t have asked for a more versatile pump! Perfect for going from office to happy hour and…what do you know? It’s dressed in a lovely shade of purple that exemplifies the freshest Spring trend.
Relaxing day at the beach? Hangin’ out poolside, perhaps? Yes, please! These puppies are the perfect combination of island attitude and mainland fashion sense (not that the two are mutually exclusive, of course).
Rocket Dog Clover

Rocket Dog Clover

Steve Madden Manngo Platform Wedges

Steve Madden Manngo Platform Wedges

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Coral calling! This color looks great paired with just about any and every other color in the palette, and is the choice of many fashionistas for breaking free of Winter’s icy grip.
As promised – I’m letting you in early on our President’s Day sale – woot! Tomorrow through February 21, 2012, you can take 20 percent off of your entire order. Any price, any style, any shoe! Don’t jet out of here too quickly, though. You do need a code to take advantage of this smokin’ presidential deal. Do your shopping tonight, and head over to ShoeMetro.com first thing in the morning to grab your 20 percent off code.
Nautica Tomales Bay

Nautica Tomales Bay

Sperry Top Sider A/O 2-eye

Sperry Top Sider A/O 2-eye

Nautica Cvo Velcro

Nautica Cvo Velcro

Sperry Top Sider A/O Barrel Lace

Sperry Top Sider A/O Barrel Lace

Diba Car Laa

Diba Car Laa

Madden Girl Naughtyy Platforms

Madden Girl Naughtyy Platforms

Sperry Top Sider A/O Pump

Sperry Top Sider A/O Pump

Madden Girl Mayville

Madden Girl Mayville

We want to know — what color will you dare to wear this spring?

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Burberry Platform-Wedge-Sneaker Shoes

I’m not sure what’s with the whole obsession with turning sneakers into heels or anything that’s higher class than sneakers. I guess there might be something democratic in mixing low brow with high brow. Or maybe it’s just really avant-garde like that. Of course, sometimes taking risks doesn’t work out.

Case in point: Burberry Prorsum platform “pumps.” They’re sneakers with ginormous demi-wedge heels, a sort of monstrous, Frankenstein-ish hybrid of platforms, wedges, and casual sneakers (they’re even green like Frankenstein). They take “chunky” to a whole new, wholly dangerous level. These shoes look like walking around with giant anvils in your shoes. The designer gods weep before them.

Burberry Prorsum Platform Sneakers

Photo: Net-A-Porter

Insult to injury: you’ll have to shell out $850 for these. Check them at Net-A-Porter.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Brass Knuckle Heels

Wow. There are a lot of brass knuckle heels. I mean if you really want to wear brass knuckles on your footwear, there are no shortage of options available to you. It kinda boggles my mind how many different shapes that brass knuckle pumps come in. I’ve already seen a pair of brass knuckles booties in the past. Little did I know there were brass knuckle mary jane pumps, brass knuckle platform sandals, brass knuckle high-heel slides, and more. Oh heavens …

Photo: Amazon.com

Photo: Amazon.com

Photo: Amazon.com

Photo: Amazon.com

Photo: Amazon.com

Photo: Amazon.com

And in case you were wondering, no, we do not carry them.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Lions and Rhinos and Elephants, Oh My!

The Bench: Uncut fashion show took place months ago back in July, which makes us extremely late to the party (oops). The show employed a number of top designers from Dubai. And the shoes were extravagantly … something. While I can appreciate the artisanship at work in these ornate platforms, from afar, they remind me of Lady Gaga’s meat outfit. Not exactly a delicious sight, at least to me.

To check out more pics, head to Style Bible which covered the entire event. What do you think of these shoes? Totally beautiful? Too much?

Photo: Style Bible

Photo: Style Bible

Photo: Style Bible

Photo: Style Bible

Photo: Style Bible

Photo: Style Bible

Weird Shoe Wednesday: Skeleton Heels

Do you have really bony feet? If not, do you want bony feet? Alicia Keys certainly does. She was rocking these platform pumps with tall skeletal heels last week at the FIFA World Cup 2010 Kick-Off concert. These heels come from Dsquared2′s Fall/Winter 2010 collection.

You can check out footage of Alicia Keys’ on-stage performance at the World Cup concert below. There are some pretty clean shots of Alicia in these shoes. Continue Reading…

Weird Shoe Wednesday: Bugs Trapped In Stripper Shoes

Not that I have any pets, let alone a pet spider or bug, but this has to be some form of animal cruelty. To add further insult to injury, how does this even make sense in the context of stripper shoes? What sane person would take a gander at these bugs cruelly trapped in the platforms of these shoes and become seduced by their attractiveness? Oh shoe designers, how disturbed so many of you are …… **sighs**

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Candy Shoes

My dentist told me to eat less sweets but I’m sure that indulging in them through my eyes would be just peachy. It is Weird Shoe Wednesday, after all.

Photo: Dezeen Design Magazine

Photo: Dezeen Design Magazine

Belma Arnautović, a design student from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia, designed this collection as her graduation work. Titled Lolice, the collection of shoes is inspired by candies and cakes, featuring ankle boots, heels, and even some towering platforms. And the shoes are actually wearable. Check out more pictures after the jump. Continue Reading…

Weird Shoe Friday: Height-Equalizing Shoes

We have a special Friday edition of Weird Shoes today because I just found out about these and they’re kinda crazy like that. I couldn’t send you off into the weekend without checking out these shoes first.

Photo: Core77

Photo: Core77

This was an art project called “Level”  by Berlin-based artist Hans Hemmert dating back to 1997. Basically, he threw a party wherein anyone entering the room had to wear blue foam “shoe extenders”–like attachable platforms for your shoes. Guests chose the correct size shoe extenders that would bring them to a height of around 2 meters (about 6’9″). The idea is to bring everyone to the same eye level and help eliminate awkward talking positions at parties.

On the one hand, this seems like a really dangerous idea in that it seems to take away from people’s individuality. On the other, I’m short myself and I can feel sometimes how my short stature affects the way that people talk to me or even approach me. At the very least, I’d be interested to see how differently it would be to talk to someone at the same eye level.

What do you think? Is this yet another way to conform the masses or is this an experiment in empowerment for the short people of the world? Don’t be afraid to leave a comment!

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