As the talk of January sales fades and 2012 seems like little more than a distant memory, we're gearing up, letting go and finally on our way to embracing the brand new year.

If you read our 2013 footwear trend report, you'll know to watch out for metallics. I'm Future-proof your feet without bankrupting yourself by scouring the sales for this season's trends.

Whether you go full-on glitz for a night out or a shimmering sheen for a flash of interest with your jeans, metallic is a great way to update and glam up any outfit.

Since we do love spoiling you, we've picked out some of the best examples of bargains and reductions the interweb has to offer.

Gold

Sole Trader SOLE Pointed Platform Court Shoes

SOLE Pointed Platform Court Shoes - £19 reduced from £54.99, Sole Trader

A really classic and chic court with a fun metallic finish makes the ultimate party shoe. And at this price, we're amazed these haven't sold out.

Kassandra Sandals, Kurt Geiger London

Kassandra gold leather sandals - £39 reduced from £90, kurtgeiger.com

When the brown leather versions are just a little bit too classic, aim for something a little more glam to lake you into spring with some gold leather.

Chloe Gold Heeled Sandals

Chloe Gold Heeled Sandals - £99.99 reduced from £340, TK Maxx

At the best part of £100, let's face it these still ache on most purse strings, but at least for that price you're getting some impressive bag for your buck. These are investment heels, but at least you won't be needing to take out a loan for them.

Silver

Topshop KUPID Stud Pointed Slippers

Kupid silver spiked flats - £15 reduced from £55, Topshop

Thankfully it looks like the stud embellishment trend is going nowhere any time soon, so all the more reason to pick up some of these beauties.

Topshop SERENADE2 Peeptoe Platforms

Serenade2 peeptoe platforms - £30 reduced from £80, Topshop

If you're brave enough to rock both metallic and snake print at once, these will keep you well heeled right into 2013.

Schutz Glittery Ankle Boots

Who can resist a bit of glitter? Weave the glitz trend into your everyday wardrobe with some really wearable flat Chelsea boots with a brave twist.

Bronze

SOLE Rose Gold Mirror Ballet Shoes

SOLE Rose Gold Mirror Ballet Shoes, £15 down from £29.99 from Sole Trader

If you didn't jump on the rose gold bandwagon in 2012, where were you? Get your hands on these gorgeous leather ballet flats which can be dressed up or down beautifully.

Reiss Yves Glitter Heel Court Shoes Purple

Reiss Yves Glitter Heel Court Shoes Purple, £43 down from £145, Reiss

Ok, so the statement shade in this pair may not necessarily be the beautiful bronze glitter heel, but can you really go wrong with Kat Middleton's favourite High Street retreat in royal purple? We think not.

Slipin Nine West Metallic Sandal

Nine West Slipin Metallic Sandal, £19 down from £115, kurtgeiger.com

Summer wedding anyone? A sturdy, metallic delight, and change from 20 pounds!


What do you think of the metallic trend? Do you think it works for spring/summer as well as it does autumn/winter?