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The Azalea Trail is an annual tradition in Houston, TX and a sure sign that spring has arrived! The azalea is a showy flower that blooms in shades of pink, red, white, purple and yellow. This year there are seven stops along the Azalea Trail Home and Garden Tour, happening March 07, 2014 - March 09, 2014, and these flowers are truly a magnificent sight to see. Another colorful sight is the new spring footwear lining the shelves and being gorgeously displayed in store windows.
Designers try hard to outshine one another, and this year the trends are colorful and playful. The backless heel mule will be very popular. They come in all sorts of heights with beautiful beading and embellishments. An icy-toned blue color is one of the hot picks for spring shoes and is sure to give outfits the pop of color they need. The blazing yellow color called freesia is also taking center stage in the shoe department with all sorts of styles of shoes baring this daring color. Another interesting trend is how designers are making dressy shoes and high heels a bit more “sporty” with the use of perforated leather, woven nylon, neoprene, rubber soles, and athletic laces. Funky embellishments such as butterfly wings, leopard print, and feathers are making spring shoes stand out. There are also a lot of flashy colors and unique qualities showing up in spring running shoes as well.
Don’t let spring footwear tempt you to make the wrong choices, though. The bottom line is to find shoes that fit you and support your feet. An expensive pair of high-heeled designer shoes aren’t worth it if your feet end up in pain at the end of the day with blisters, corns, and aggravated bunions or hammertoes. If you have any sort of foot pain, contact Dr. Jeff Bowman at Houston Foot Specialists for help. Call our office in Houston, TX at (713) 467-8886 or request an appointment online.