Spring ’13 Shoe Trend: It’s Crystal Clear

March 21, 2013 • Blahnik Tonic, Fashion Blog, Trends


Last spring it was about the clear Lucite heel, but this season, if you want to embrace the transparency shoe trend, it’s clear…you need to go with see-through details. Don’t get me wrong, there are still plenty of transparent heels and wedges to go around, but the look is totally fresh when there are just strips of clear mixed with leather, suede and/or crystal embellishments. It also doesn’t look as cheap, which is a risk you run when going a little too see-through. I must confess, because I thought it looked a little low rent, I did not get on board with this trend. However, the new Valentino Rockstud Pump with just a strip of translucency changed my mind. I figure, if it’s good enough for Valentino, it’s good enough for me. Here are our top 10 crystal clear shoe choices:

1. Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Pump, $895

2. Manolo Blahnik Fersen, $765

3. Stuart Weitzman Lucella Lucite & Vinyl Slingback Pump, $365

4. Dune Behave Perspex Court Shoes, $135.64

5. MM6 Maison Martin Margiela – Transparent Boot, $454.95

6. Tibi Shane Clear Strap Pumps, $435

7. MM6 Maison Martin Margiela – Transparent Sandal, $269.95

8. ASOS Lead Studded Pointed Ballet Flats, $42.39

9. Gianvito Rossi Suede and PVC Pumps, $625

10. Donald J. Pliner Nerina Suede Wedge, $198

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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