I was goofing around online the other day and saw a photo of a young celebrity nearly trip while wearing platform pumps. She didn’t end up on her kiester, but it was close. I was reminded of an event that happened several years ago, but have never forgotten it. I didn’t tell anyone, not even Mr. R5, because it was so embarrassing.
I was in a pair of 4.5 inch platforms. The weather had turned windy and rainy and I struggled to open a door that was being blown shut by the wind. I rushed into the building, and the door slammed behind me, throwing me off balance. My wet stilettos hit the marble floor, I skittered across that lobby, going through all sorts of contortions, goofed my knee and broke one of the d#mn heels off. BUT I didn’t fall. It was quite an acomplishment, but there is no way it can be done with aplomb.
When I look at some of these 5.5 and 6 inch, double and triple platform shoes, with the heel being no more substantial than a pencil, the phrase that comes to mind is, “these are an ankle waiting to break.” I don’t know, maybe I am too cautious, maybe I realize that fifty year old bones don’t heal like they used to, or maybe I am just grouchy. I find myself wearing more wedges, chunkier heels and a lower heel to toe ratio because the stability is greater. While there were still extreme heels, we saw LOTs of kitten heels on last season’s runway.
Let’s look at some wedges and low heels that will keep me from falling flat on my rump.
Stuart Weitzman Bukstrum $335 at Zappos These are gorgeous. However Weitzman shoes run narrow and small.
Daniblack Ace $105 at Zappos I would like to see this shoe in person. It is nothing like I have ever purchased, but it looks fun.
Salvatore Ferragamo Flo $495 at Zappos Another beautiful professional shoe.
Christian Louboutan Miss Boxe $625 at Saks.com Christian Louboutan IS more than platforms.
Ash Wedge Boot $275 at Saks.com OK. The only reason I don’t own these is because they don’t have my size. They are a little high for my everyday needs, but are they wonderful or what. I saw this boot in Phoenix, and all I wanted to do is touch it. The salesguy kept giving me the stink eye. This one is beautiful..
I have told you about one of my high heel embarrassments, tell us one of YOURS!