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Fun Stuff: TWE’s Sassy Shoe Survey

Striped red shoes

Michael Kors slim-striped wedge with patent peep-toe pump with 4.5 inch heel, $144.95

By Pamela Burke/December 29, 2012

If you’ve been following our Fun Stuff stories, you’ve noticed the constant coverage we’ve been giving to the latest fancy footwear.

Shoes in all colors and configurations have captured our imagination this year. 

We thought it might be fun to take a quick trip to a local department stores to see what styles might be in vogue and possibly affordable as we welcome in 2013.  We wondered if we’d find any signs of a lowering of the heel or the shrinking of the platform.  The answer is negative on both!

Blue and purple suede heels

Nine West suede peep toe platform sandal with 4.5 inch heel, on sale $69.99

The heels are higher than ever; the endless variety continues to dazzle the eye.

If you’re looking for dressy, we know from previous stories that there is glitter galore.  But Jessica Simpson has added her name to the mix and presents these tall black beauties for those who enjoy animal prints and walking tall.

Mesh and tiger print heels by Jessica Simpson

Jessica’s Sana T Strap Sandal with 4″ heel and zipper, on sale for $89

If you’re in the market for boots, you can find almost anything you could dream of but when we saw these pink rubber galoshes with bows, we were salivating.

What fun it would be to jump a puddle in these?

Pink puddlejumpers with bows

RED Valentino bow trim rain boots in fuschia, $195.

But if you’re looking for something retro and a bit Dorothyesque—slippers she might have worn on her travels to Oz— we came upon these bejeweled ballet slippers…

and the price is right!

Red Slipper with decor

Nine West’s satin slippers with rhinestone emblems on the closed toe, on sale

Happy Shoe Hunting in 2013!  You can’t buy this kind of fun.