The Balenciaga Influence – shoe trends

It’s interesting to watch the progression of a trend. Example the Balenciaga Lego shoe. I’ve been wondering how long it would take to filter down to mass market level. Here is a rough timeline:

Feburary 2007 – Balenciaga debuts the shoe during the Fall/Winter 2007 – 2008 runway show.
Balenciaga Fall 2007 Collection - Shoes

June 2007 – Beyonce is spotting in the C3PO leggings. A few months later she is sporting the lego shoes; paparazzi fodder. I groan.
Beyonce in Balenciaga

April 2008 – Steve Madden did the more literal version of the Balenciaga Lego shoes, they are absolute monstrosities.
Steve Madden Shoe Spring Summer 2008

Today – September 2008 – Now good old Aldo is doing the inspired version. So can still see the influence though.

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.


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