The hazards of style

Let me say up front that I do like this three-inch-tall Isaac Mizrahi sandal, given the mundane designation “520,” a number which falls short of its actual list price:

520 by Isaac Mizrahi

But what I really wanted you to see was this description by galligator at ShoeBlog:

While I am generally too terrified to actually wear this particular type of non-ankle-strapped sandal — as it would likely result in my lying on the couch with an icepack over a painfully twisted ankle — I absolutely love seeing them on folks who do not have my own personal (and less-than-graceful) tendency of walking into known-location, fixed-objects such as end tables and desks.

That, I’m sure many of you can appreciate.

More pictures and descriptions at this link.


  1. fillyjonk »

    7 June 2011 · 2:15 pm

    I tend to think of shoes like this as markers-of-status. What the person wearing them is saying, is, “I don’t actually HAVE to walk anywhere. Being decorative is my role.” Either that, or she has several strong men to carry her when she needs to locomote.

    Still, I admit, it’s a pretty shoe.

  2. Tatyana »

    7 June 2011 · 7:06 pm

    …even if Isaac made a puppy-face, looked into my eyes and paid me …

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