There is Something You Should Know…

January 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

Breaking in the Shoe Department:  The Single Sole

I suppose I should have seen it coming, as we have been teetering  — “comfortably” — on our platforms for more than a few years now. But still, I was focused on reduced heel hight and my new love of the velvet slipper, so I wasn’t thinking too much about it.

Then I arrived home to my January issue of Vogue which contains a story on “Breaking the Platform Habit”. Apparently, Vogue would like us to practice walking in — and start buying — stilettos. (http://www.vogue.com/magazine/article/stride-into-2013-breaking-the-platform-habit/#1).  I would add that a single sole shoe with a lower heel height and deep vamp might be just as great and more comfy.

Next, an email from the good people at Net-A-Porter stating that they were now obsessed with the Single Sole Shoe, along with a link for me the think about (http://www.net-a-porter.com/am/Shop/List/The_Single_Sole?cm_mmc=EmailDedicated-_-ShoeHotlist030113-_-am-_-Position1&cm_em).

Clearly, the Fashion Gods are speaking up. And they want us to change our shoes.

While I am not a slave to trends, I have been feeling like my platforms sometimes look a tad clunky. (And The Real Housewives  aren’t helping.) Perhaps that is why I purchased these last spring:

bbonesole

The BB stiletto is sexy and I can walk it them for the most part. And they do add a certain lightness to a look, but still have a ton of presence. I tried them recently with a pair of rust colored velvet flares that stop just above the ankle (yes, I am going there, too), and that looked kind of perfect.

Obviously, I’m not suggesting that we toss out all of our Minnie Mouse shoes just yet, but I would put a “Hold” on them for Spring and  a “Buy” — or “Dig Out and Start Wearing” — on the classic stiletto, a great kitten heel and a good, old fashioned flat.

xx

(Photo of my BB’s: Some Cozy Night)

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