OK, caveat #1: it’s early in Spring/Summer 2012′s New York Fashion Week, and there are still plenty of designers to come.
Caveat #2: this is ready to wear, not couture, and couture always brings home the bacon when it comes to snazzy shoes.
Caveat #3: it’s Spring/Summer, which veers less dramatic than Fall/Winter.
THAT SAID… the first few shows’ shoes have been so dull, I’m afraid I’m staining them all with my drool as I nod off while perusing.
But to paraphrase the pseudo motto of the currently-embattled United States Postal Service, Neither humidity nor rain nor hurricanes nor dullness of shoes stays these bloggers from the swift completion of their electronic rounds.
BCBG sent their models out in these clunkers, over and over and over again.
The Richard Chai show included some variations on the oxford, which were, you know, fine, but nothing I’d really want to wear.
I’m giving the Worst Shoe So Far award to the parade of Nicholas K hideosities that manage to be somehow too baggy, too strappy, and too clunky all at once.
Best Shoe So Far award goes to the two-toned ones at the Mandy Coon show, but it’s like having to pick the least worst option. These are still kind of snoozy.
And finally, I’ll bestow the award for the shoe I would actually wear the most on this flat sandal from Rachel Comey.
Still, I’m hoping for more interesting things to come in the rest of the shows.