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Fall 2012 | Styles Fresh Off The Runway

Yep – just when you think you’ve got your wardrobe squared away, the fashion gurus (always one step ahead…or three) throw something new at you. Before Summer is here, and even before Fall takes hold and the trees burn bright with leaves of red and orange, we’ve got your inside look at the styles you can expect to see in fashion this Fall. Here’s a hint…

Mia Xiomara | $89.99

Mia Xiomara | $89.99

DURANGO RD542 Slouch Top | $124.99

Durango RD542 Slouch Top | $124.99

Durango RD594 Crossroads | $114.99

Durango RD594 Crossroads | $114.99

Word on the streets (aka the runways) is that we’re looking at a Wild West inspired wardrobe. That’s right. Saddle up ‘cuz you’re in for a rustic ride…and we’re not talking about a trip to your local antique mall.

2 Lips Too Grit | $21.99

2 Lips Too Grit | $21.99

Style & Co Izzy | $34.99

Style & Co Izzy | $34.99

Madden Girl Snapshot | $20.99

Madden Girl Snapshot | $20.99

Kelsi Dagger Lola | $54.99

Kelsi Dagger Lola | $54.99

Pour La Victoire Kira | $93.99

Pour La Victoire Kira | $93.99

B. Makowsky Inga | $48.99

B. Makowsky Inga | $48.99

Prairie dresses with a modern twist, country prints, denim and distressed leather are what define this look. If you take care of things from the knees up, we’ll handle the rest…here are some of our fave Western looks that’ll take you from Spring on the prairie to Fall on the range. Well…maybe just from work to happy hour, but you get the point.

Vince Camuto Elixer | $33.99

Vince Camuto Elixer | $33.99

Aerosoles Chlambake | $53.99

Aerosoles Chlambake | $53.99

Jessica Simpson Danson | $39.99

Jessica Simpson Danson | $39.99

Post a pic of your fave Western style boots or outfit and it could end up on our Pinterest page!

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!

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: Diego Dolcini Fanned Zip-Back Sandals

I don’t know about these shoes. These are sandals from Diego Dolcini, hand-made in Italy, with a zip-back, a 4-inch stiletto heel, Swarovski crystals, and this huge pleated fan across the front. I can’t tell if they remind me of an oyster hiding pearls, a peacock flaunting its feathers …… or a race-track patron wearing a hat that imitates a peacock flaunting its feathers. It’s a little too much I think.

Diego Dolcini Fanned Zip Back Sandals

Photo: What's Haute

If you were interested, you can sacrifice next month’s rent at Neiman Marcus (of course, it would be available at Neiman Marcus) for $2,445. What do you think of these sandals?

Last Days of Labor Day Sale

Don’t miss out on Shoe Metro’s Labor Day Sale, which is wrapping up at the end of this long weekend. If you order $100 or more worth of shoes, you can get 20% Off your order with this promo code: 20LABORDAY. If you don’t quite make it there but still order more than $75 worth of shoes, you can still get 15% Off with promo code: 15LABORDAY. Be sure to shop at ” title=”Shoe Metro Labor Day Sale”>www.shoemetro.com. And don’t be shy about your shopping. Our sale’s been going on a few days now and shoes have been flying out of our warehouse with a quickness.

Shoe Metro Labor Day Sale

The deal ends on Tuesday morning. One last tip: when you’re at checkout, you can only use one promo code so be sure to use the right one, lest you order $100+ and only get 15% Off. Happy shopping!

What We’re Wearing: Chinese Laundry Magic Garden Sandals

Summer’s winding down but we here at Shoe Metro are very fortunate to be living in San Diego where the sun takes ITS vacation. Our Lead Buyer, Danielle, wanted to share these Chinese Laundry sandals with you. According to Danielle: “I like them because they’re a combination of two really cute sandals. They take the flower from the Chanel Camellia Jelly and put it on the printed footbed of the Valentino Bow Jelly. Plus they’re not $300 or $275 like the Chanels and Valentinos.”

Danielle in Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals

Danielle in Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals

They’re called the Magic Garden 2 sandals and we have them in Blush and in Black. Click the links there or click on the photos below to check them out!

Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals in Blush

Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals in Blush

Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals in Black

Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals in Black

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Force Shoes

So, the ForceShoes below aren’t really made for use for your average person at all. The sandals feature four sensors on the sole that measure the precise force and movements of its wearer. They were developed for medical use for patients in rehab for like paralysis or a stroke or something who basically have to re-learn how to walk.

Photo: Geekologie

Photo: Geekologie

Clearly, this wasn’t made to look good at all. I know I’m being mean but I can’t get over the Forrest Gump-esque nature of it. The Velcro bands and the fannypack-like waist attachment? Just crazy!

Photo: Geekologie

Photo: Geekologie

Seen at gizmag via Geekologie.

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: Alexander McQueen Floral Wedges

If you wanna go for the Greek mythological deity look, you should check out these floral-sculpted wedge sandals. Designed by Sarah Burton, these wedges come from the Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 runway collection. These happen to be the single style from the collection available for sale. That is, if you have $3500 laying around. Of course, if you’re a deity whose worshippers offer gifts of money, you might be good in that department. In which case, you can buy the shoes from Neiman Marcus here.

Photo: Talk Shoes

Photo: Talk Shoes

Seen at Talk Shoes. You can see the rest of the Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 runway collection at I Want – I Got.

Shoe Metro Labor Day Sale

This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month and it’s also Labor Day Weekend. Which means our retail store is having another sale!

For this Saturday, September 4 only, we’re offering 20% off all sandals, flip-flops, and all sunglasses*. Summer may be winding down for the rest of the world but it’s basically summer in San Diego 8 months out of the year anyway. Stock up on shoes and gear for the sunshine. Come by our retail store, which is located at:

8960 Carroll Way Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121

If you’re down in SD, swing on by and take a gander! =)

*Please note: Valid on 09/04/10 9:30am-5:30pm. Valid in-store only. Offers are not stackable. Offer may be altered or terminated at any time.

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