Known for their fun, innovative design, John Fluevog shoes have been seen on the likes of Madonna and Kim Gordon of the band Sonic Youth. However, Fluevog shoes are expensive, with pairs costing well over £130. Fortunately for shoe-lovers on a budget, other brands of shoes with a similar look are available for less.
Made by hand in Scandinavia, Swedish Hasbeens feature sandals, clogs, shoes and boots with sturdy wooden heels. Inspired by 1970s fashion, Hasbeens combine whimsy and comfort and come in a variety of colours, such as tan, red, white and green. The shoes are manufactured using an environmentally friendly process in a small factory and sold throughout the world. Natural grain leather is used to create the shoes, which mould and stretch to fit the wearer's feet over time.
With a nod toward the latest fashion trends, Steve Madden shoes are known for bright colours and playful designs, much like Fluevog. Established in 1990, Steve Madden shoes take inspiration from 1970s rock 'n' roll fashion and often feature sky-high heels and elevating platforms. A variety of styles are available as well, including everything from casual sneakers to vampy heels and strappy sandals that work on the beach or in a hip nightclub.
Dedicated to "maintaining creativity and individuality in a world of conformity," Irregular Choice makes colourful women's shoes with special, artsy touches that set them apart from the crowd. Like Fluevog shoes, Irregular Choice makes use of detailed patterns, big buttons and fanciful shapes and vintage inspiration. Irregular Choice kicks things up a notch though, using multiple patterns and colours on single pairs, creating footwear that looks as if it were stolen from a crazed cartoon.
Always on the cutting edge of style, Aldo creates shoes for the fashion-forward, building on hot new trends and classic styles. Giving "close attention to detail and to fine craftsmanship," Aldo takes inspiration from footwear trends around the globe to produce shoes in sync with ever-evolving fashion. The company produces a variety of styles, including simple flats for everyday wear to stilettos with long, spindly heels. Shoes from Aldo feature bold colours and intricate details.