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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.

Coming Soon: Caterpillar Aubrey Wedges

Coming soon to a Shoe Metro near you, we have the Aubrey wedges from Caterpillar. Yes, those are fashionable women’s shoes from Caterpillar, the world-famous work boot giant. Caterpillar has been experimenting with shoes outside of the realm of work footwear. This is the first time we’ve had them and we like them. The upper is leather with suede trim. There’s this fun, kinda exotic floral print inside the lining. You can see the outsole still retains this lugged look to remind you of its rugged Caterpillar roots. And it’s comfortable with the cork wedge heel. These are very casual shoes so they work best with jeans (which Jessica clearly wasn’t ready for below, hah).

Jessica in Caterpillar Aubrey wedges

Jessica in Caterpillar Aubrey wedges

They’ll be available soon enough at our store. We’ll keep you posted when you can purchase 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.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Shoes

Nicholas Kirkwood announced plans to design a special pair of Alice In Wonderland-themed shoes for window display to coincide with the upcoming release of Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland movie. But what he didn’t know is that Miss Bunny, an artist on Etsy, already beat him to the punch.

These two pairs of Alice In Wonderland wedges take after the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts. As you can see, they’re decorated all sorts of trinkets from the movie including clocks, mushrooms, cake, and a deck of cards. The Cheshire Cat shoes have a tail that wraps up your ankle; the Queen of Hearts shoes have dual twisty ankle wraps adorned with even more playing cards. I’d say the tail is definitely the creepiest part of this whole mess. It reminds me of the Boyfriend Body Pillow that’s supposed to hug you to sleep but ends up feeling kinda disturbing. *shivers*

More pics after the jump.

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Dolce & Gabbana ‘Face’ Wedges

Seeing hundreds of shoes pass within my grasp everyday, I can appreciate when a shoe can set itself apart from the pack and give me a little boost in my day. I’ve decided that we must celebrate these sorts of unique shoes that will make me scratch my head. And so I present to you Weird Shoe Wednesdays. Because in an increasingly homogenized world, “weird” is awesome and “Wednesdays” alliterate well with the word “weird.” Why not?

Shoes that could chill your soul.

Shoes that could chill your soul.

This week, we have Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘face’ wedges, courtesy of Shoeper Woman. They have a suede upper with a side silhouette of a face and a jewel for the eye. The shoe towers above anything else with a 2-inch platform and a 6-inch wedge heel. And yeah … it’s a face on your foot. And a pretty creepy face at that, one that seems to stare with thinly-veiled evil intent. It’s like when you meet your in-laws and you know they hate you and would love nothing better than to tie your foot to the end of an Acme rocket about to blast off but they smile in front of you all the same to keep things civil. Yeah, not such a great feeling to carry around all day on your feet, I wouldn’t think.

After the jump, the runner-up for this week’s Weird Shoe Wednesdays, shoes in the shape of a mallard from Chie Mihara (via Fantastic Toe). Much more pleasant.

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