Interesting New Fall/Winter Trend: Metal Plates on Shoes’ Toes and Heels

Here’s an interesting new trend we’re tracking the rise of this fall/winter season: metal plates on shoes’ toes and/or heels.

The “O.G.” of this trend is of course none other than Fendi with their luxe shoe styles emblazoned with the now iconic double F logo plates:

Fendi Fendista shearling booties, $995.00

Fendi Fendista open toe platform pumps, $715.00

Then along came Alexander McQueen with his Fall 2011 collection which included metal plate-inserted shoes such as this grey suede platform pump we obsessed over back in September:

Alexander McQueen metal toe and heel platform pumps, $985.00

Then Brian Atwood introduced gorgeous boots for his new B Brian Atwood line which had metal plates covering both the toes and the heels:

B Brian Atwood Taurasa leather lug sole ankle boots, $550.00

Now this metal plate trend is slowly starting to trickle down to other shoe labels. BCBG Max Azria and Donald J. Pliner both have boots with metal plate-covered heels:

BCBG Max Azria Rachel wedge boots, $395.00

Donald J Pliner Berlyn leather boots, $395.00

Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 has high heel oxfords with metal plate-covered platforms:

House of Harlow 1960 Nelly Kitty platform booties, $295.00

And we could even include affordable brand favorite Naughty Monkey on this list because they have this metal-toed high heel loafer which is basically two hot fall trends rolled into one:


Naughty Monkey Retro Glam loafer pumps, $99.99

Metal plates provide a nice cold contrast to all the warm and cozy shoe styles for this fall/winter. They also completely redefine the shoe term “steel toe”!

How are you liking this metal plate shoe trend for this fall/winter 2011?

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