CRIMSON MIM, Los Altos, Calif.
1. Attilio Giusti Leombruni flat oxfords
2. Bettye Muller Pointe
3. Coclico Belen
4. Butter suede kitten-heel pumps
Spring trend: “What I find that customers are responding to is color-saturated suede shoes,” said owner Christine Campbell. “It doesn’t matter what heel they are in — it could be wedge, a basic sandal, a high-heel sandal or a pump — as long as it’s colorful.”
STELLA, Burlington, Vt.
1. Frye boots
2. Timberland boots
3. Miz Mooz Blossom
4. Jeffrey Campbell Lita and Rumble
Spring trend: Wedges. “All of our sandals have been wedges and big, thick, block heels,” said manager Allison Quigley.
DEBRA’S, Mobile, Ala.
1. Pedro Garcia Paige
2. Rag & Bone sandals
3. Bernardo Vintage
4. Pedro Garcia Temple
Spring trend: “Our customers range from 14 to 80 years old, so it is pretty broad,” said co-owner Natalie Jones.
SCARPA, Charlottesville, Va.
1. Cordani Russell platform
2. Gentle Souls Opportunity
3. Fiorentini & Baker boots
4. Sam Edelmon Trina
Spring trend: Block heels. “People are wanting that because it’s kind of a cross between the heel and the wedge,” said senior marketing director Kai’li Millner. “It’s a little bit more wearable but has a little bit more style.”
SHOE MARKET, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1.Worishofer 562 and 711 sandals
2. Jeffrey Campbell flats and summer sandals
3. Camper ankle-strap wedges
4. Frye Carson
Spring trend: “Girls are going for something with that 1950s and ’60s vintage feel,” said manager Joshua Kingsland, “also something with a masculine appeal but [that] still gives a little height.”