Spring shoes

Put a spring in your step

We asked Jeanne Beker to pick her favourite footwear trends for this season — from slip-on mules to square toes and sculpted heels

A) TEXTUR-RIFIC

“What a lovely fabric. They look like they’ve been distressed, and it’s a nice alternative to a metallic.”
Officine Creative at Gravitypope, 1010 Queen St. W., $580

B) TASSEL TIME

“I love the tassels and the beautiful elongated toe. It’s a very rich look, very classy but unusual. Ron White just has such a great attention to the construction of his shoes.”
Ron White Shoes, Bayview Village, $595

C) NEON DREAMS

“The neon fruit shades are so appealing for spring. This is a true stiletto, very sexy. They would be a great punctuation mark on any outfit.”
Aldo, Promenade Mall, $95

D) STUDDED SLIPPER

“I love these little studded ones, and they’re on suede. They’re easy peasy, just slide into them. They’re a great little shoe.”
Steve Madden at Sporting Life, 2665 Yonge St., $109.99

E) LOVELY LILAC

“They’re obviously beautifully styled, very elegant, very sleek. Absolutely beautiful lavender colour, which is the big colour of the season, and they’re very of the moment.”
L’Intervalle, Eaton Centre, $228

F) LUXE LOAFER

“These appeal to me because of this heel with the pearl and stud detailing, and the nice square toe that gives you solid footing.”
Gucci at Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. W., $1,370

Jeanne Beker with a green pair from L’Intervalle

G) OFF TO THE BALLET

“A new take on a traditional ballet slipper. You’ve got this great pearl toggle at the back, very chic and very feminine.”
Nicholas Kirkwood at Davids, 66 Bloor St. W., $1,020

H) PRETTY IN PINK

“A great colour, that’s what’s attracting me the most, and the beautiful detailing around the heel. They look dressy.”
Nicholas Kirkwood at Davids, 66 Bloor St. W., $880

I) STEP INTO STRIPES

“These look like something a new wave wicked witch of the west would wear. There’s a lot of whimsy to these shoes.”
John Fluevog, 686 Queen St. W., $369

J) EMERALD CITY

“These are sensational. A great faux croc in a beautiful shade of green. A great toe that’s very sexy, and the heel just makes it look so artful.”
L’Intervalle, Eaton Centre, $168

K) WELL-HEELED

“This heel is so artful it almost looks like a fancy parquet floor, and it’s made of leather.”
See by Chloe at Studio D, 2570 Yonge St., $565

L) COOL CUT-OUT

“These are a beautiful, blush-coloured shoe, with the most beautiful heel, so interesting and so design conscious.”
Vic Matie at Gravitypope, 1010 Queen St. W., $465