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Hot Spring Trend: Caged Shoes

So many trends, so little time. But one hot shoe trend you should invest in for this spring is the caged shoe. Powerfully sexy and fiercely flirtatious, this style of shoe is one that can easily last through fall by pairing it with matching opaque tights, so you get more bang for your buck. 

What exactly is a caged shoe? A caged shoe features a trellis-type design that literally cages the foot. It’s different than a gladiator sandal, which is designed with a center vertical strap with connected horizontal straps. A caged shoe will more than likely involve more straps in the design, in various configurations, giving it a more aggressive look than the gladiator. 

One tip when wearing your caged shoes this spring and summer: wear sunscreen on your feet. Avoid getting a tan while wearing these intricate, strappy shoes, or you could end up with some funky-looking tan lines. See below for recommended caged shoes from

This sandy-colored pair from L.A.M.B. is by far my favorite!



The electric blue highlights of this caged shoe from Pour La Victoire brings into play another hot spring trend: electric hues.



You’ll keep this pair from Jessica Simpson forever. And the price is incredibly economical. 


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  • Reply Krissy Kelly March 14, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I like the style love the price

  • Reply Jen G March 20, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Absolutely love the L.A.M.B. version. Super sexy, hot!

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