Having seen an extensive selection of the trade shows this year I have a pretty good view of the forthcoming trends for kids footwear for the 2012 winter season.
In Italy shearling rules as nearly all the catwalk shows featured variations on the classic Ugg style boot with different colourways and permutations of studding, lacing, buckling and crystal embellishment. Fur turn back trims and metallic quilted leathers were also strong.
The pump still goes from strength to strength as a girls popular choice for day and party shoes with new variations come from the new designer at Angulus who added a sweet furry bow, Paul Smith who added a signature stripe fine bow and many brands showed glitter dance variations.
For boys there are many options on the laced baseball boot with leather contrast trims, flouro contrast laces, two tone spat style colourways plus a restrained trainer syle and chunky black biker boots.
Metallics are still key for leather finishes and shiny patents with the luxe look of a high end sports car are popular with top brands in deep reds and vibrant blue, orange and green.
Ugg style boots dominated the catwalk, here at Francomina Mini for kids footwear winter 2012
Miss Blumarine copper toned quilted boot for children winter 2012
Legwarmers and glitter trainers at Monnalisa for kids footwear winter 2012
Classic riding rubber boot at Twinset - Girls for winter 2012
Car finish shine at Young Versace in vibrant blue for kids boots winter 2012
Patent deep red at Simonetta for children's chunky shoes winter 2012
Sweet baby booties from I Pinco Pallino for winter 2012
Variations on baseball boots at Paul Smith Junior for boys winter 2012 footwear
Gorgeous glitter and patent dance styles at Il Gufo for kids footwear winter 2012
Logo Ski boots and more baseball boots for boys winter 2012 at Fendi kidswear
Stunning bi-colour lace ups from Chupetta
Copper, the new silver and gold at Bisgaard for children's footwear winter 2012
Classic bar straps in vibrant colors at Leoca Paris for children's footwear winter 2012
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