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Spring 2010 Trends For Shoes - What's in and What's Out

The holidays have just barely ended and you're probably planning how to lose 10 pounds or somehow be a better person for 2010, but it's also time to start thinking about spring fashion. This is a quick wrap up of what's hot and what's not for spring 2010 shoe fashion. I'll also give you some predictions that you can use or lose.

What's IN:

1. Keep those platform shoes that you bought in the fall handy. Platforms and anything sky high is here to stay for the spring. They might be toned down a tad (forget the 17 buckles and studded heels) but they're still in.

2. Slouchy boots are here to stay. If the skinny jean is here to stay, then then slouchy boot and the tall boot aren't going anywhere either. There are a lot of styles to choose from and you can't really go wrong as long as you don't hang on to those ones you got back at the beginning of the craze when they were ultra chunky.

3. The tall riding boot is here to stay too. They're casual and easy, but classy looking. Pick a simple, chic high quality pair.

4. The strappy sandal is evolving once again. Now its with wider bands that wrap around the ankle and sometimes partially up the calf. It's starting to look like a bootie with cut outs, sort of like the gladiator has grown a heel and bulked up a bit.

5. Satin pumps in rich colors are everywhere right now. Find the ones with the little platform in the front that blends right in to the rest of the shoe.

Whats OUT:

1. Sorry, but the cowboy boots are looking wonky these days. Ditch them and get some trendy boots that serve the same purpose.

2. As I mentioned above, boots aren't going anywhere. If you bought yours a few years ago and they have a chunky heel, it's time for an upgrade.


1. Even those thigh high boots will get more extreme. The ones that look like leggings will gain some traction this spring and be huge by next winter.

2. Since those crazy Alexander McQueen shoes got a lot of buzz, I bet we'll start to see some more street accessible versions popping up over the next year or so.

3. Comfort will continue to integrate with fashion. This year has been pretty comfortable with the popularity of the wedge and the platform. 2010 will continue with that trend and we'll all look and feel great in our sky high shoes & boots.