We haven’t had a shoe on display in a while, so I jumped at the chance to show you this one, even though it’s pricey — it’s at Neiman-Marcus, after all — and it’s pointy, which sometimes is a turnoff.
Just the same, here we go with Reed Krakoff’s “Academy”:
The pitch on this collection:
The Reed Krakoff collection juxtaposes utility with femininity; it’s both functional and poetic — a new look of sophistication, but one with an unequivocal American ease and confidence.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love the idea of a blending of functional and poetic. And I’m keen on this colorblock stuff: it gives you more ways to coordinate. (Or, if you prefer, miscoordinate.) That little bit of padding around the (4¼-inch) heel looks like it might actually help.
Neiman’s will charge you $595 for these, which is presumably what they charged known sneaker-wearer Wendy Davis for the pair she wore in this month’s gargantuan-sized issue of Vogue.