Paris Footwear Trend: The Shining

High-shine looks showed up on the runway and in the showrooms.

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Dries van Noten

Photo By Xavier Granet

Say goodbye to lackluster footwear for spring as high-shine shoes loomed large in the Paris collections. On the catwalk, the spotlight shone on mirrored metallic pumps at Balmain, Chloé and Saint Laurent Paris, while footwear mavericks Pierre Hardy and Nicholas Kirkwood opted for superhero-worthy styles with holographic effects. Iridescent exotics added a luxurious, futuristic twist to sophisticated silhouettes at Lanvin, Roger Vivier and Devi Kroell, while Rupert Sanderson looked to New York subway graffiti of the 1980s for his multi-metallic bootie. With so many fresh takes on this sleek trend, looking extra polished will be easy come spring.

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