words/images Judith Ecochard
With a slew of targeted consumer footwear in the trendy fashion, contemporary style, family fitness, and comfortable innovative health categories-tossed in with some knock-out glammy looks...the multi-label, Clayton, Missouri based, Brown Shoe Company offers a bunch of Spring 2013 shoes and sandals for modern women---with a slew of needs, attire wise-for work, casual occasions, fancier evening kicks...and travel friendly items.
|-muted Tuscan tones-cushioned footbeds makes this a good travel sandal-imo|
Loved-the glittery embellishments---on the the crystal t-shaped, double straps uppers...adds some pizazz to a wearable slide.
|Zephyr-nice detail- tiny brass grommets on the upper straps|
|Trite-girly ribbons and mixed leather/perforated mesh upper-sweet combo of an oxford style shoe|
|Maeve-linen wrapped-rough textured edge of an open toe, ankle strap platform sandal|
|Maeve-washed out leather finish...this is a comfortable way to get height-polshed ease---cute with frocks or jeans|
|Maiya-view of cork footbed with breathable leather lining|
|Estra-woven braid wedge in a multi-strap two tone leather strap wedge|
|Zenobia-muted tones--are rich...outsoles are durable rubber|
|Very cool -multi-textured leathers---nice tiny braided strap details...and outer stitch details|
|Brittany-nutty crunchy NOT -comfort sandal gets girly in a relaxed way with thick leather upper straps in earth tones|
FERGIE--yes, the glamorous 8 time Grammy Award winner/fashion icon/rockstar singer/songwriter...has a fashion forward footwear collection---(Fergie and Fergalicious)new to us but we left impressed.
Trend driven---for Spring 2013-tiny gold studs-metal hardwear details galore, and metallic trims, exotic embossed skins, jewel and neon tones- were big...as is the use of big bold colors LOVE.
Naturally, spike heels and platforms ruled---in open toe peep toes and pumps (adore-feminine and fun...and of course sexy).
But there were also great thong flat options- made chic with the use of suede and metal straps.
|nice-anjle strap flats in a rainbows worth of color with gold metal pop|
|open toe-bootie-on a sleek patent spiked heel---|
|patent leather, multi-strap platform open booty|
|embossed snake metallic pumps-|
|platform spike heel, ankle cuff sandal|
|platform pump in gold shimmery leather-LOVE|
|studded heel details|
|back zipped spiked heels-|
|pointy studs add the grrrll to a ballerina flat. Cool edge, not girly sweet...Benny $99 available now|
|basket weave upper-sandal with spike heels|
|python flat sandals---gold accents-well done|
|Fergie designer (with Fergie, natch....)|
|metal horse bit buckle on a comfy moc driver slip-on|
|pointy toe patent with an oversized buckle on a mini wedge heel-love this style|
|rafia wrapped wedge with oversized bow-fun summer look|
|espadrilles-in a seersucker like striped-uppers|
|ready for work-sling backs, pumps and peep toe sandals in patent leather...|
|we call these sweet ballet flats...in woven, and interesting textures, plus---glittery metallics,|
|nice colors-in a chunky heel sandal-with rafia wrap platform/heel|
|cork bed and leather lined footbed-very comfortable ...|
|easy to wear-slide right on|
FYI: Brown Shoe Company makes a lot of shoes...in addition to the above...
Sam & Libby
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