posted by: HerberWellss in Christian Louboutin Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Eileen Shields, General, Loeffler Randall Shoes, Pumps, Sandals, Slingbacks, Taryn Rose Shoes, This week in shoes, Trend Alert, Zappos on June 16th, 2009
When people ask me my age, I often give a smart mouth response. ”My mind thinks I am 25, but my knees think I am 85.” My old knees are a result of bad running mechanics, high heels and a really, really stupid mountain bike accident.
My mind LOVES the five inch double platforms we have seen these past few seasons, however my knees are another matter. Lately, they have been choosing how high my heels will be. When you wear heels above 3 inches, it puts ALOT of stress on your knees. So if you are wearing 4 1/2 inch heels everyday give me a call, I know a great orthopedic surgeon.
Shomore told us about Andre Leon Talley’s opinion about the absurd heights our designers are taking their heels. Gioia Diliberto agrees. ”It is nearly impossible to find a pretty, feminine shoe with a normally high heel, say three and a half inches.” [Huffington Post]
I can relate. I decided to see just what I could find with a heel 3.5 inches or less. Let’s see what I found.
Taryn Rose Canela is a neat shoe with a cute ornament on the toe. The heel’s width offers stability. The foot bed had a high tech paddding. Taryn Rose shoes have been kind to me because she is an orthopedic surgeon turned shoe designer. She feels my pain.
Chrisian Louboutin offers more than hidden platforms with 6 inch heels. I am seriously considering purchasing these heels.
Christian Louboutin New Decoltissimo 85 $565 at Net-a-Porter.
I really like these next shoes. They are not gladiators (too tired), not too odd looking, but different enough to be interesting. There is a red and grey combination that is attractive.
Another interesting design that isn’t the same frilly, girly flower sandal we see everywhere.
Initially, I found nearly all shoes with less than 3.5 inch heels were either variations on the pump or a slide. I looked a little harder and found some designers who had some unusual designs that met my 3.5 criteria. Eilene Shields and Loeffler Randall had quite a few unusual designs. Cole Haan has several feet friendly designs.
If two fashion editors are talking about insane high shoes, then others are too. I am willing to bet the designers will be offering more shoes in the mid-heel range soon.