Recently, Shoesense quite neatly beat me to the punch regarding fringed footwear. I can’t help but shudder when I see many of the fringe-bedecked styles that are coming out.
I should have seen it coming. Once Skinny Jeans came back into fashion, causing a whole new generation of gals to look for the perfect tuck-in boot, it was only a matter of time before Minnetonka once again rose to ascendancy.
Think of a young Kurt Russell (Not an altogether unpleasant image, I’ll happily admit.) in Big Trouble in Little China.
Sleeveless T-shirt and blue jeans, tucked into these:
Actually, I just had to stop and watch the movie, just to be sure. Sigh, the sacrifices I am willing to make. Jack Burton’s boots laced up the side and were closer to these babies:
I know there are gonna be both guys and gals who love these. And, if they didn’t live through it the first time around, this is probably a fine time for them to do so. However, I’ve never regretted that I didn’t own any back in the 80′s when these were last in fashion. I hardly think I would, could, or even should attempt to take part in the trend this second time that I’m around to witness it.
As for the overall fringe trend, I have seen a few styles that I find that I almost like.
- First, from Pleaser, specialists in lingerie for your feet, a flirty, fringed high-heel suede sandal (At 6pm.com):
- Next, is the Steven “Bijoux“:
- And my personal favorites from Betsey Johnson, Shoe goddess extraordinaire:
And the Taylor:
In 3 colors, the purple almost has me won over.
I do love a glam, over-the-top shoe as much as the next shoe addict. Unfortunately, I am uncertain that I am the right personality to successfully rock this shoe trend.
Maybe you are?