When you say ‘designer shoes,’ the names of such famous shoes designer labels like Prada, Ferragamo, Blahnik, Choo come to mind. But these designer houses that line up the whole block of Rodeo Drive are not the only one that can be considered as ‘designer shoes’ labels.
Brands like Adidas, Reebok, Nike, Diesel, Taryn Rose may not have been gracing the catwalks in recent years but the pairs of footwear that they make are designer in their own stead. Formal and dressy shoes are not the only ones that should be considered as designer. Just as long as the workmanship and the material is quality and the style unique, the tag ‘designer label’ can be used.
Below are some of what we consider as designer labels for each kind of footwear. Read on and you might have a pair or two inside your closet!
A pair of rubber shoes is one of the permanent fixtures in the American shoes closet. Designed for the person with an active lifestyle and for casual occasions, the rubber shoes is the ultimate ‘shoes for all season.’ Among the brands of the brands when it comes to these athletic shoes are Nike, Adidas and Reebok, all of which, have come up with their own line of designs and special features.
A sneak peak at sneakers
When a pair of rubber shoes seems to heavy for the occasion and too much for the outfit to carry, the next best thing is a pair of sneakers. It is just as functional and just as sturdy as the rubber shoes but less sporty and more casual. In fact, some of their lines are more into the fashion and the style than on the function. The brands that are considered ‘designer’ in this category are Diesel, DKNY and Puma. Check out your local stores for fun funky designs and vintage-looking pairs that are so hot these days.
Mulling for Mules
Mules combine comfort with formality. This is the reason why a lot of office women and working women choose the mules over the usual pumps because it places lesser pressure on the backs of the feet. To people who still don’t know what a mule is, these are the shoes that are closed in front but open at the back.
These pairs look absolutely great with a skirt or with pants. You can even wear it with your favorite pair of jeans. Designer brands for this type of shoes are Born and Taryn Rose. Italian brands such as Ferragamo and Prada may also have their own line of mules.