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Am I crazy? Or are these adorable?

Posted on April 13th, 2015 49 Comments

49 Responses

  1. themis says:

    So cute-! Well, I just bought these, so perhaps I am not the best judge. They remind me so much of growing up in Hawaii, they are pillowy underfoot, and they look just sporty enough to take the gravitas out of a too-sedate outfit.
    http://tinyurl.com/onkd95g




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  2. Dianne says:

    Cute. Expensive for a sandal, but cute.




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  3. Corrin says:

    I just bought a mule version. From Target. For $25.




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  4. maryann says:

    Crazy-adorable: YES.




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  5. Susanna says:

    SO adorable. Love the silver.

    If I hadn’t already bought five (gulp) new pairs of spring sandals, I might be tempted to get these, too. I am loving the whole jolie-laide flatform thing.

    I’m excited about my ugly-cool new Birkenstocks. I sort of wish they were navy, not black, to give them a more nautical vibe:

    http://bit.ly/1I6q9BP




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    • Jenny says:

      I am agnostic about the sandals, but so love that you bought 5 new pairs of spring sandals. I’m trying to hold at 4 (three of which were Tevas, including their flatforms in two colors. I walk a lot.)




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      • Susanna says:

        Of my haul, two are walkable/flatforms. The others include some leopard-print calf hair flats and and the Marcie platform sandal from J Crew.




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      • AmyM says:

        I’m intrigued by the Teva flatforms. How are you styling them?




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  6. clatie says:

    They are HEAVEN. However, they are too much $$$ for me. If you have the scratch, enjoy!




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  7. Jasmine says:

    Cute!




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  8. caroline says:

    Yup.There very cute.
    you can just throw them and run out of the house..
    Which is a top priority in summer shoes.




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    • Charlotte says:

      Thanks Trish, I think I will get the adidas recommendation. They look fantastic and so comfy.




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      • Trish says:

        I’m wearing them right now – on a fab beach vacay – they are perfect. Hope you love em.




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  9. Alicia says:

    Get them.




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  10. c.w. says:

    Here is my take on flatforms in general––bought a pair last year (not as high as these) and while they look GREAT on the feet for distance walking (from 34th up to the Jitney stop at 40whatever-it-is on the East Side was enough to give me a blister) not so terrific. Soooo…if you are going to dash out, grab a cab and head for brunch––love them….if you are going to give the dog a generous walk––stroll for an hour or so on the High Line…maybe not. Side note: I’ve never been happy with white soles in NYC––they just don’t stay WHITE.




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  11. kate says:

    Love the silver not the shoe and not the coin.




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  12. Mary Alice says:

    I LOVE them. They are cute, will be comfortable, and go with EVERYTHING. I wear my Steve Madden flatforms all the time.




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  13. Tucson Diva says:

    LOVE!!




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  14. Lyn says:

    Yesssss




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  15. Ann says:

    Definitely cute! I’d get them too if I hadn’t already bought two pairs of silver summer sandals already. The white platform is very in this year.




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  16. Tucson Diva says:

    So I went to net-a-porter, figured out my size in Italian measures, put the shoes in my basket — and then realized I SHOULD BE SENDING A CHECK TO HILLARY FOR $340 INSTEAD OF BUYING THESE SHOES!!!

    I did, and I encourage all of us gals of a certain age to help elect our first woman President. HillaryClinton.com will take you to where you can donate money or time.




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  17. Lisa says:

    Extremely fun – definitely adorable.




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  18. Lisa says:

    Also, hope you are healthy and feeling back to yourself.




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  19. Rachel says:

    Eh, for me, these are fugs. And don’t quite make it to ugly-chic. But again, that’s just IMO. I just thought this thread could use a contrarian opinion.




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  20. JW says:

    ah… not feeling it, too shiny.




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  21. AmyM says:

    Cuuuute! I’m always on board for a possibly questionable, chunky shoe.




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  22. Viajera says:

    Just based on looks, I don’t hate them. Though they do sort of scream this year. (I like to keep things a long time.)

    I can’t tell if they’ll actually be comfortable though. I tend not to like footbeds that curve upwards near my big toes. Also I like a little bit of height, like an inch maybe.

    But what the heck. If you like them, why not?




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  23. katrina says:

    Hi, I’m Katrina and I’ll be your lone dissenter today. I think those are very far from cute, but if you love them you should get them!




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  24. joannawnyc says:

    I have a pair of much cheaper silver flatforms that I bought a few years ago from ASOS and am definitely bringing out again this year, along with another pair of very shiny silver pointy toe flats. I say go ahead, although the problem I’ve had with that mirror finish silver is that it cracks and wrinkles (though maybe I just didn’t pay ~enough~ for mine…)




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  25. mlinky says:

    Love!




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  26. y.k. says:

    i too am not feeling them. they remind me of japanese wood block sandals. a friend with taste i love recently bought celine lace up platforms (they’re layered platforms (white/beige/black), like a layer cake) – i find them so confounding —& it occurred to me that fashion is sometimes like a dog whistle – some things are only heard by certain people.




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  27. Soqui says:

    Yes, wear with a wicked pedicure….




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  28. Stakra says:

    I’m with Viajera – they seem like an idea that will be fun – once and then the novelty will wear off. Plus a bit of an 90’s Japanese school girl vibe.
    However, like everyone else, I say, as a girl of a certain age you retain the right to rock any damn look you like and feel good about it!




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  29. Heather says:

    No for me; I’d be eleven feet tall. And YES to Hillary!!!




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  30. gablesgirl says:

    Got a similar pair last year in gold. Thought I would like them more than I did




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  31. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    A little too trendy for me, so nay. Wait…are we talking about Hilary? Yes, then!




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  32. LisaR says:

    Not for me, but I can appreciate how others could make them work. I bought a pair of flatforms a couple of years ago and ended up returning them — they just felt so awkward and clunky (and they were so loud).




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  33. EVE says:

    love them




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  34. liz says:

    Love and they look comfy.




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