Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Well Heeled

Dsquared Flash pump $592 @ Zappos

Designers now seem to want to squeeze every last ounce of showmanship (or show-offmanship) to put their stamp on shoes. While Christian Louboutin made his footwear easily recognizable with his signature red soles, designers have now resorted to adding lightning bolts, flowers and guns (yes, guns!) to add flavor to their heels. Celebs seem to be enthralled with these Dsquared lightning bolt pumps as seen on Rihanna and Beyonce and but I don't see these translating well into the real world unless your job involves a pole and/or a whip. Just kidding, they are actually tamer than the hideous Prada flower heeled mary janes that I abhor, or you can do a Victoria Beckham and not even wear a heel on your shoe. (See pic below.)

Prada flower heel mary jane (Regularly $750, on sale $366 @ Bergdorf Goodman)

Madonna wearing the Chanel "Miami Vice" shoe from the Chanel Resort 2009 collection

David and Victoria Beckham at the Macy's launch of their perfume line.

These PVC heelless black boots are rumored to cost $4000 (!)

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