Another week, another Style Spy recommendation, and that’s my signal to jump in.
Normally Kenneth Cole leaves me cold as a cod, given his tendency toward preachiness, but the Reaction line, which has been around for a decade now, tilts a little more toward the frivolous and away from the serious. This little darb is called “Chip N Dip,” and while the color suggests an overcooked Dorito, the contrasting top-stitching (three rows!) breaks up the monochrome monotony. The platform is three quarters of an inch, which is tall; the heel is 3½ inches, so you probably don’t want to do a whole lot of Dipping from 4¼ inches off the floor. Still, as the Spy says, “These are great with bare legs going into fall and will also be perfect with the colored tights that are going to be everywhere in the colder weather this year.” Endless.com, the shoe-obsessed section of Amazon, will happily send you Chip N Dip for $88.95 plus zip for shipping, though for some unfathomable reason they seem to be out of size 9 right this minute.