As spring prepares to shed its skin and make way for summer (that's officially starting next month for those of us in the Northern hemisphere!) designers prepare to bring their most extravagant and adventurous shoes out of hibernation. This season there are hundreds of incredible styles for those with a high-end budget to choose from, but we've narrowed our favourites down to ten style that we feel epitomise the key trends, textures and colours coming through for the new season.

Whether you're looking to make an investment purchase of your own or are just seeking inspiration for trends to emulate with high street finds, there's sure to be something here to inspire you. From established names like Charlotte Olympia and Stuart Weitzman right through to relative newcomers like Sophia Webster and Angeline Lee, all have gone in for an experimental touch this season, which has given rise to some really innovative and exciting footwear. We've stuck to wedges and heels for this gallery, but look out for the next, which will cover flat sandals and flatforms.

Click on the image above to see all of our favourites for summer 2013