Just a reminder that a left click on the image will give you - should you really want one - a closer look at the art of the calzolaio.
It would appear that despite a few lighter items, obviously for the beach provided you don't actually go to the beach, ladies of fashion will be sporting lots of thick leather straps and buckles this season. And a few will even be aping my grandmother by wearing high button (okay laced) shoes as street wear. But it also looks like they'll be changing into the comfort of ballet slippers for those more informal moments at home.
If the colourful booties at Missoni weren't enough I knew I could count on Rene Caovilla across the way to feature a few little items to stimulate the imagination and empty the pocketbook. And notice the ballet slippers - they really are becoming all the rage.
And the rain and an approaching train departure meant I had only scratched the surface of the quadrilatero della moda. I never made it over to Via della Spiga or the side streets for a gander at some of the more outrageous windows. I'm going to miss the crazy world of Italian shoes - it always made for entertaining viewing.
20 giugno - Sant'Ettore