When you think Velcro shoes you almost automatically think of either senior citizen shoes or shoes for toddlers. Velcro shoes are no longer made just for grandparents and children, there are plenty of fashionable styles out there to rock with your wardrobe staples. The styles of Velcros shoes have changed rapidly over the years where they have gone from a fashionista's nightmare to a style pick must have.
Velcro was invented back in 1941 by George de Mestral. Velcro fabric essentially works by two pieces of fabrics having two different surfaces, one being a hook and the other piece a loop. The ingenuity of this invention means that when the two pieces of fabrics come together they form a easy fastening. Another great benifit of Velcro is that is incredibly strong, It is said that a 2 inch square can hold 79kg.
There is always that morning when you’re running slightly late and every single thing you do seems to take an exceptionally longer amount of time to do. Your shoes are always the last thing to go on and it’s as though one can’t anticipate the fact if you choose to put on a pair of Giuseppe Zanttoni ‘s boots with fifty buckles, it will literally add on a good five to ten minutes of your getting time ready, which is never ideal when you are running slightly late. With Velcro shoes you have the advantage of wearing a pair of shoes that you can slip on with ease because you don't have the long winded kerfuffle of doing up laces or buckles, without compromising on style.
1. KG by Kurt Geiger- £65- Stut Wedge Trainers
These wedged trainers are a sports luxe dream shoe. They come in black leather with a royal blue upper and two Velcro straps that fasten over the top of the shoe. These shoes are stunning they will make a statement and have heads turning where ever you go. This style is also versatile, it could be a style pick that you keep to rock on the weekends or would look amazing teamed with office wear to help define a chic sporty look. This style would look particularly good with black leather trousers or skirts.
2. Jeffery Campbell- £106-Platform Sandals
This Velcro shoe style is the epitome of edgy and stylish. These shoes come in multi pink and black shoes are also available in a pink and baby blue tone. They come in techno fabric that sees three Velcro straps for a easy fastening. They have a chunky black block heel with a cut out pink platform. These shoes are stunning and would look awesome teamed with light blue denim skinnies. Wear these with contrasting ankle socks and when the weather is a little colder chunky knee highs or tights will also look super cool.
3. Acne Studio’s- £276- Ankle Boots
The all black ankle boots will provide your look with added depth and texture. These boots come in a really unique design that sees inner suede inside the shoe that goes up and around the ankle. This contrast nicely with the rest of the shoe which is of leather in four straps Velcro design with an open toe. The chunky heel and sole of the shoe are in all rubber which adds to the texture of the piece. Wear these with your favourite pair of skinnies or harem pants and look mighty fine.
4. Jeffery Campbell-£90-Solitair Ankle Strap
Taking a walk on the wild side is one of this season’s biggest trends with leopard print being at the forefront for inspiration. These white ankle strap pumps with a snake skin embossed surface are the perfect way to subtly wear the animalistic inspired trend this A/W 13. Team Velcro straps with sophisticated evening looks or off duty casual boyfriend jeans to add a twist of feminine attitude.
5. Weber Hodel Feder -£488- Brogue Boot
This shinny blue number is an ankle boot delight. They come in an all leather design that draws on the style aesthetics of a traditional brogue shoe. They have no heel, which would make the very comfortable and easy to slip on with a four strap Velcro fastening. They have intricate stitch detailing and have a rubber nude rubber sole. These boots will look good styled with mini skirt and tights or bright or printed trousers.
6. Alexander Wang-£236-Noemi
These combat style booties have a midi heel. They come in all beige lizard printed leather with a chocolate quilting detailing around the ankle. The shoes come in an open toe design. The whole shoe is enclosed with three Velcro straps and features lace detailing adorned to the middle strap. Nude shoes are the best style of shoe you can wear to eleongate your legs, nude shoes are a great choice shoe for wearing bold busy prints.
7. Pedro Garcia-£196-Platform Sandals
These black sandals are in a suede chic design that sees an embellished rhinestone detailing on the top of the shoe. They have a easy fastening of a Velcro strap. This is a good investment piece that will work well with all your party ensembles, that you can wear season after season and look just as stylish and fresh.
8. Serafini- £110- Etoile Wedge
All suede beige shoes in a strappy wedge design are style of shoe that can transition well between spring summer and autumn winter. These shoes will go with almost any ensemble you pair them with, be it a floaty skirt or denim on denim looks. This style will take you effortlessly from day to night.
9. Fornarina-£159-Calf PU Wo’s A Boot
These metallic infused wedges are a stylish futuristic number that any shoe collection should welcome. Unlike most other wedged trainer styles these sneakers have a pointed toe and embroidered logo. These stunners are available in black or red, blue and black.
10. Pedro Garcia-£109-Platform Sandals
These all black suede platform sandals are dolly shoe inspired. They feature a chunky banana heel in an open toe design. The shoes have one strap that go over the top of the foot. Every girl needs a pair of black shoes and these feminine treats are a versatile pair that you can wear with your sartorial wardrobe.
There you have it, this seasons Velcro shoe designs that will your style kept at its very best. Have you worn Velcro shoes before and would you give any of these styles ago?