A Spring Shoe Trend

I’m hunting for a new pair of pumps to replace my favorite everyday pair that are running out of life. As I was trolling the online shopping sites last week, I started noticing a reoccurring detail — cutout sections filled in with thin plastic or mesh.

I vividly remember the overuse of clear plastic and cutouts in the late 90s/early 00s. In fact, my prom shoes heavily featured plastic. They were chunky and, in retrospect, not the most classy choice.

But there’s something different with these shoes. They are more feminine with a slimmer silhouette. The plastic or mesh is used subtly. These shoes are ladylike in appropriate spring colors.

Now, if only we could get some spring weather to go with these spring shoes. What do you think?


  1. Amanda says:

    Interesting. I like the green ones and maybe the pink one. When the sheer detail is made of lace / transparent cloth I like it even better.

  2. Beth says:

    I love the mesh! The plastic is growing on me. But, I too had chunky plastic shoes during my teens around 2000. I have flashbacks to those awkward fashion choices when I see plastic. Perhaps this fresh take will change me! Great post.

  3. Liz says:

    Those yellow ones are a dream. Between these pumps and the Oscar gown from last week I’m apparently crushing all over this color. Who knew?

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