I don’t know if it’s the unfortunate pre-root-canal cocktail of antibiotics, ibuprofen & pain medicine that I have flowing in my system…or if it’s simply that I am more fickle than I normally like to admit. Whatever the reason…and, all griping aside on how ‘over studs’ I am and how glad I’ll be to see the end of the whole spikes & studs trend (and I am & will be, honestly! We’ve been seeing studs & spikes since ’08 for goodness sakes…remember Rodarte & Gucci – anyone?) - I confess that I seriously*make that intensely* like these ‘Greta’ sandals from Brian Atwood.
Unfortunately, after 2 years of trending, many of the metal-adorned shoes out there are, at best, unoriginal – and, at worst, look like somebody took a basic shoe, threw on some preschool paste & then tossed a can of metal at it to see where things would land, and then slapped a price tag on it.
In contrast, these Atwoods are simple and rather sweet. They are not ‘trying to be rocker-chic’ or ‘tough girl’ and will not have anyone mistaking your for a lost fashion victim. These are what you get when someone designs a low-key, color-blocked, neutral sandal and realizes it needs just a tiny bit of extra ‘pop’. In this case, it works.