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Trendy Shoes – Source of Modern Novelty

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Trendy ShoesEvery season fashion designers offer the latest tendencies in the world of fashion especially experimenting and presenting incredible design of shoes. The results of designer work is eye-striking to the extent though the style is not new at all every time. The shows preferred today is too different from that was favorable and fashionable three-four years ago, however the trendiest style is what was already in long time ago. When you closely examine event the scandalous and crazy design of shoes, you strike with the idea that you have already seen something like that somewhere in the past.

Lots of trends in the shoe industry are introduced today from the ancient time. The most popular is when the foot is stretched tightly with bands or strings and the lacing technique that goes from the foot to the shin. Te Roman-styled sandals, so popular today, were the ordinary shoes for ancient Greeks.

The flat sole used to be fixed to the foot with the thin straps and the sandals were created. Current summer shoes all date back from those ancient open sandals. Lately this tradition showed all its charm when fashion designers presented shoes from standard open-toe sandals in Roman style to more fanciful models accentuating straps and bands.

The tradition to wrap the foot comes from the Chinese culture, either. Centuries-old tradition to bandage feet found its way in today’s decoration of shoes with bands and ribbons which go up the leg to the knee.

In the year 2009 open-toe boots for autumn and winter wear were introduced at catwalks which shocked even the most courageous women of fashion. And still, that was not news again. The ancient Greeks enjoyed wearing endromises, such closed boots that leave toes open.

The tradition to walk on high heels also originated in Ancient Greece. During the theater performances the actors used to wear shoes on high heels and platforms.

High heels were also traditional in Asia. The eastern traditions required meekness and obedience from women, especially in walking manner. And such a slow walking was conditioned by the rigid wooden shoes, especially on the higher platform sole.

The tight wrapping of feet to kept them tiny so popular in China till the early XX century matched well with high heel introduction. Since then women could walk freely since the heel raised when walking. The Chinese lotus shoes had a sharp toe, soft tissue base and a wooden heel. Walking became easier and more comfortable though feet were deformed as earlier. Geta is still used in Japan. They are presented as the wooden platform bencheswhich were incredibly higher before.

In the meantime, when the Asian platform sole was designed to restrict movements, it served for adverse result in Europe. In the epoch of Renaissance the shoes on the thick platform sole was widely popular, though Venice was in the leading top position.

The swimming city bound citizens to care of their shoes which were easily soaked in water. The upper and richly embroidered part of shoes was left untouched since fashion ladies walked along the Venetian streets wearing enormous though comfortable platform soles made from wood or cork. Some of them were about half a meter thick. Though by the XVII century the fashion undertook sea changes and the shoes became more attractive and elegant.

During Baroque epoch the Europeans refused wearing heavy shoes with solid platform sole and heels in favor of soft and subtle shoes with the sharp and bent toe. Noble men from the high society were honorable to wear them. The length of the toe and the extent of bending told about the social status.

While the representatives of high society enjoyed wearing shoes with pointed toes made from embroidered velvet, the common population created their own fashion. That tendency was especially vivid in Holland where the wooden shoes with the bent toe were introduced for the wide public. Today these shoes symbolize their country.

Currently the tendency to sharp toe is still exploited by fashion designers, which is especially seen when classic stilettos are presented. Though, lately the tendency to the elegant pointed toe is observed and thus the motifof Holland shoes are often practiced in shoe fashion.

With the unique and unusual design of shoes, we should never forget the other side of the matter. The other side of fashion has nothing to do with high heels, platform soles, pointed toes and any other fashion stuff. Remember Russian knee-high felt boots or Australian uggs.

There is something common in them when the shape of the leg is repeated with the warming function which is too practical. Peasant used to wear felt boots who faced sever winter every year, while uggs were especially designed for shepherds from the sheepskin.

Uggs is one of fashionable tendencies which were introduced ten years ago though the style was slightly reformed. Felt boots are manufactured in Russia and Mongolia. Today they are decorated with motifs and trimmed with stylish lacing which makes them look as the desired accessory for winter.

Currently the fashion is too universal. A little bit earlier the situation was drastically different since every single country was unique and original. The uniqueness is not lost in every single nation, though it is slightly wiped off. Nevertheless, the situation is not too bad since fashion traditions deeply from different nations settled down in the modern haute couture forming the stratum with its history.

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