Posts Tagged ‘Shoes’
This is a toughie, because the whole point of this boot is to come from a place of both crazy and cute. But for the purposes of this exercise, you can only choose one.
Are these perforated oxford lace-ups sophisticated in a menswear-gone-femme kind of way? Or just a little too ye olde?
I know, enough with the Zara already. But I have seen pretty much precisely these sandals at three times the price—wouldn’t it be terribly wrong not to share that with you?
Rather lot to pay for a summer flat, to be sure. But that utilitarian red strap is the kind of really unusual touch that almost never pays off—but totally does here, don’t you think?
This kind of looks like what might happen if a Doc Marten were to have an affair with a nurse shoe. I’m not certain that’s an entirely good thing, but still, I find myself oddly drawn in. Thoughts?
If you live in a large urban area where your feet are your primary means of transportation, it’s important to own at least one pair of sandals that is both walkable and un-shleppy—not the easiest combination to swing. But not impossible: this handmade pair from Japanese brand Nom & Ada is like a cleaned-up, slightly French-ified version of a huarache. And the rubber sole adds just a touch of height without any incline at all, which is never bad.
And also: Worishofers, which hit it big around 2005 or so—although I have strong recollections of uber-indie rock types like Kim Gordon wearing them all the way back in the the mid-90s, and wanting desperately to know what they were. Designed by a German podiatrist for old ladies with bunions, they happen to look genius on hipsters—just check out how cute the mule version is on Michelle Williams.
I’m partial to these myself. All Worishofers are under $100, and they’re all deathly comfortable too. Not so much on the sexy side, but that’s not the point of this exercise.
And for something a little more your-first-Kiss-concert: Kork-Ease! Just exactly the same as they ever were. The heel on these only appears to be high—look a little closer, and you’ll see the platform is so hulking that the incline is negligible. If you’re really not the platform type, they make the exact same sandal in a much lower version too.