I couldn’t agree more with yesterday’s New York Times article, “The High Spark of Low-Heeled Shoes“.
You may have noticed it already but one way designers are making little heels chic these days is rethinking the entire design. They’ve stopped trying to create a low heel version of a traditional high heel shoe (i.e. swapping the stiletto for the kitten heel) and instead are creating something fresh and fashion-forward through various versions of a block heel.
From left to right:
Dries Van Noten got really creative and introduced a gilded ball heel. Dries Van Noten Suede mules with a ball heel, $640 at Bergdorf Goodman.
Louis Vuitton incorporated a slim-line heel and a super pointy toe. Louis Vuitton pumps with bow detail, $830 at Louis Vuitton.
Zara went metallic. Zara metallic sandals with ankle strap, $79.90 at zara.com.
Nicholas Kirkwood gave us innovative new block heel shape with his triangular stepped-heel pump. Nicholas Kirkwood color-block patent leather pumps, $635 at Net-A-Porter.
Carven used some transparency to lighten the look. Carven suede bow shoes, $590 at FarFetch.
Miu Miu showed a chunky crystal heel. Miu Miu Patent leather shoes with Swarovski crystal heels, $895 at Miu Miu and miumiu.com.
My favorite line of the article is the closing one, “Think about it: enough height to give your bottom a little lift, and your legs a longer line, but low enough that you can pound the pavement pain-free.” Why yes Grey Lady, that’s exactly what we’ve been saying for years!