Skimmer Shoes: A comfortable Foot Wear

Lingerie & Shoes | January 8, 2013

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With the ever-changing fashion trends among women, casual shoes have surely endured the test of time; in fact, you can’t lack a casual shoe in a closet of a modern woman, and talking about casual shoes, skimmers are usually the first thing that pops up in our minds. But what are skimmers anyway?

They are more like a cross between sneakers and ballet flats, more casual than ballet flats and you don’t need to lace them up like sneakers. They have a relatively short vamp thus they expose much of the instep. These types of shoes have existed since the 16th century.

They, however, came out of fashion in the 17th and 18th centuries since most women preferred high-heeled shoes. But in the early 19th century, they took off again with women wearing them with skinny jeans. Skimmers are very popular with girls and women of all ages.

Indeed, variations of skimmers have returned as a current trend in fashion, and you are sure to see many teens and young girls wearing them at proms and school dances instead of heels. That’s because they are regarded more convenient and dressier than sneakers—though they are less formal in comparison to heels.

Skimmers may have very thin or no heels at all. Thus, they are less risky to wear when compared to the high-heeled. In addition, they come in a wide range of colours, styles and designs such as nautical, dotted, funky printed and striped skimmers, among other designs. You can, therefore, easily stand out if you find a colour, design or style that adds spice to your outfit.

As a matter of fact, most women wear them with a cute summer dress, skirts, worn-in jeans or pair of shorts. In any case, they are easy to slip on and off since they have no laces. Skimmers generally provide comfort and style that most women love. They are also relatively cheaper than the high-heels and are popular during summer or for a warm-weather wear.

While there are many women’s shoe brands that make skimmers, they are some that stand shoulders above the rest when it comes into designing really cute flats. Some of the reputable brands include Steve Madden, Yosi Samra, Bloch London, and Me Too. Of course, there are other designers but these are most people’s favourites.

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