I think 2005 is when we started seeing celebrities wear booties with dresses on the red carpet because designers showed us several booties with short skirts on the runway.
Ralph lauren showed us a menswear oxford bootie that is higher than his previous season. Nice heel.
I noticed something interesting with these Marc Jacobs suede shoes with disc studs. They aren’t the pointy, punk studs that we have seen on Rock and Republic and Louboutin shoes, but we have seen several studs show up on shoes everywhere the past couple of years. Again showing that everything old is new again.
It is interesting, Alexander McQueen went high with his covered platform booties and wooden soled platform satin boots,
while Mr. Platform, John Galliano, went without platforms in his Dior fall RTW collection. Go figure.
In Couture, Valentino softened their toes and embellished these d’orsays that have about a 3.5 heel. They are pretty, but I like last season’s better.