2 March 2008
Clunky yet cute
"Don't you think the world needs more pink/orange/red shoes?" asks Phlegmfatale, and well, it's hard to make a serious judgment call from this angle (damn camera phones anyway), but the color scheme is kinda neat she also has a pair in "dove gray/periwinkle/oxblood" and the shape is playful without being completely absurd. It's Gorgeous by John Fluevog, and, well, let the wearer tell the tale:
This is another pair of 3" heels I can stand and walk comfortably in all day long. I highly recommend, if you don't mind a shoe that's a little on the clunky side. I really should pick them up in black myself, while they're still available. I keep waiting for him to do a new run of phosphorescent shoes...
The heel is a bit unconventional-looking, I suppose, but there's a lot to be said for support, and as Fluevog says, this shoe "adds a half inch to your height without looking too chunky," which is something you can't expect from the all-too-ubiquitous platform. And the idea of keeping the design fresh with limited-edition color schemes somehow appeals to my sense of continuity: after all, I once strolled into a New Balance store and requested the most current version of an existing shoe I'd gotten used to.
Posted at 9:33 AM to Rag Trade
Well, "limited edition color scheme" is the height of diplomatic speak. It's "limited" for a reason.
Not only this shoe is pretentiously ugly - you know, in this outdated post-modern concept where "Ugly" is new "Beautiful" [so last century] - the pink/red combination is utterly illiteral. In any basic level Color Theory class they will immediately tell you to combine two neighboring color groups on a color wheel is not advisable. You have to skip at least one, for so called "analogous" color scheme.
Thie pink/red pair is only popular in tourist-trap street fairs during celebration of Chinese New Year. And even there they apologize for the garishness by saying - it's supposed to bring good luck.
The noses of these shoes look like a crocodile jaws. The strap is way too wide - it'll interfere with the frontal raise of your foot ( don't know the proper English term), and the buckle - with that round bone on the outside of the foot (again, term deficiency).
Mary-janes supposed to make your foot elegant, sleek, muscular in the light-n-easy way; this pair will do the opposite.
OK, I went to look for a GOOD Maryjane (you made me do it!)
Here's the essence of an ideal MaryJane.
Now, if I could persuade my tax accountant that buying $300 shoes is a medical expense...you know, as mental health prophylactics...
Very nice. Of course, you have to figure that some of that $300 tab goes to licensing that Nike Air technology, whatever that may be.
Bah. To call those things hideous would be an insult to all the respectably hideous shoes in the world. I can't wait to see what Fetiche thinks of them.