posted by: designer in Sigerson Morrison Shoes on December 16th, 2010
A lot has been said, here in other posts and, well, everywhere, about what Sigerson Morrison does concerning the gladiator style. I think Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison might be single-handledly responsible for making sure this particular shoe trend doesn’t go anywhere. Not only that, but the daring, innovative twosome behind Sigerson Morrison also takes the trend to the outer edges in risky, predominantly successful ways. But I am not yet sure how I feel about the Metallic Leather Braided Flat Sandals ($475 at Saks).
On the one hand, I think the details and embellishments are gorgeous – but then, I’m a huge fan of silver. Randomly, Saks says that the leather braids have “a hint of metallic luster,” and here I have to ask, oh really? Because if that’s a “hint,” I’d hate to see how the store defines “obvious.”
But anyway. The sandals have a mini heel, wedge style, that measures about an inch. I know these are totally not winter-friendly, but they caught my eye for a variety of reasons and kept my attention because honestly, I can’t decide if I like them or not. I don’t exactly feel ambivalent, but I’ll confess, I’m pretty close to that point.
In spite of the fact that no one comes out and says the are gladiator style, it’s pretty obvious, especially around the ankle straps. I guess my thoughts are this: isn’t this particular style maybe a little done? Or do you think Sigerson Morrison can bring it back from the nearly-dead?