There are shoes and then, there are SHOES. How can you tell the difference between footwear that elicits a “Meh” from a “Holy cow I need you in my life” reaction? It has to do with design and creativity. You can find a pair of black pumps any and everywhere, but it’s when a swathe of colour or chain details are added to said pumps that will take it from ordinary to extraordinary.
For example, oxfords are one of the most popular flat shoe styles being worn these days. The ones I usually see are pretty plain and basic, but not anymore. I recently discovered this bad boy creation by Reed Krakoff on The September and the ground beneath my feet shifted. Just look at them!
From the front they look like sensible and practical shoes; however, from the back it’s a whole other story. The American designer combines nude patent leather with metallic rose gold creating the “Holy cow I need you in my life” reaction, as well as thoughts of “My credit card take a big hit this close to the holidays. Right? Yes, of course it can!” Buy online.