LA Transit Shoe Show: Trends in Flats in 2011


While attending the LA Transit Shoe Show this week, I noticed a lot of interesting trends for the Spring/Summer shoes in 2011. In this post, I am strictly talking about FLATS. Although most of the shoe lovers reading this love their heels, we can all agree that there is a time and place for flats.

Flats are hot, hot, hot this season! There were so many flats with so many different detailing that I couldn’t help myself…I had to show you! I went crazy snapping photos of some of my faves (with the shoe vendors’ approval, of course!). So here are some of the hot-off-the-press newest flats coming out this year:

Check out these two pairs of pearl and bead embellished flats on the left next to the two pairs of matching heels on the right by Angeles Shoes! Both the flats and the heels stood out from the crowd, and I must say that I loved both of them and would wear either one of them.

All Black had a lot of flats that I liked (as you will see) such as these beaded and pearl embelleshed ones with a little splash of jewel tone colors added for a little extra pop. These could work with a lot of colors and outfits. 

A huge, and I mean huge, trend in flats this season is bows! These flats by Angeles Shoes have the bow and the little white beads which work well together.

The bow on these flats by All Black is a little different but it does make them stand out from the crowd of bows!

All of these shoes by All Black are covered in little tiny rosettes, and they were so soft. They look like they would be stiff, but they weren’t! I have to admit they were super cute in person. I wanted so badlly to try them on, but of course they did not have my size…such is the case at the shoe shows (all of the vendors have either size 6 or size 7 on display).

I have always loved black and white shoes, but really all of these two-color combinations work with these flats from Dollhouse. And they were super duper light weight!

See what I mean? Bows, bows, and more bows! Different types of bows, different sizes of bows, different colors, different materials, but bows were everywhere! (They were on the heels too, but that post is coming soon…) All of these flats by Miss Me? were right on trend with the bows and the metal embelleshments, and they worked! 🙂

This was another hot trend in flats (and heels!)…the jewel embellishments on the toes or straps of shoes, like on these flats by Penny and Kenny in pastel colors that always work in the spring and summer. (Sorry the photo is a little blurry. I’ll try to take another one tomorrow!)

The Wanted booth had so, so, so many shoes (I should have taken more photos!) for both women and little girls. These colorful ballet flats with bows was just one of the many styles that they had on display for both age groups. These are for the women.

And these are for the little girls, and I mean little! It may be hard to tell in the photo, but these were preschool sized shoes!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

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