Though I am sporting flip-flops today in my office, I am not an advocate of flats, flip-flops or sneakers. I can barely walk in flat shoes, and took a massive (and embarrassing) spill on 5th avenue a few weeks back in flats and I am now forced to wear flip flops while waiting for my knee to recover! Barring extreme injuries, my mantra is high heels at all times –snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will prevent me from wearing my skyscrapers. It might be my California upbringing (spending half my day in a car, and parking directly in front of my destination) that has made me such a fan of stilettos, not to mention those fantastic 80’s music videos glamorizing beautiful models in sky high pumps—think Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love. Nothing can dress up a t-shirt dress, or jeans and a t-shirt like heels and bold lipcolor!
Today, sneakers are THE look to go for in Hollywood as well as in Washington. From Michelle Obama, to Cameron Diaz, even Gossip Girl Leighton Meester has signed on as the new face of a sneaker line. Generic Surplus, Supra and DC Admiral collaborations now rival Alexander McQueen and Miu Miu in price and fan following. Full sites are dedicated to the most underground and hard to acquire kicks. Even I, the queen of stilettos, have a pair of solid gold snakeskin tennis shoes designed by Patricia Fields (which I will probably never wear but will definitely admire)!
Which do you prefer—comfort or the challenge of a 5” heel?
Source: www.whowhatwear.com, www.thestilettoeffect.blogspot.com