Since New York is the unquestionable home of street chic, I have decided to start an (ir)regular column called Street-Gawker. This will consist of me finding and photographing people with awesome shoes and writing about it here on shoeblog. Sound good?
Our first participant was a lovely young lady I met today in Midtown Manhattan. She requested that her face not be shown, but I could not pass up the opportunity to share her shoes with you. She was wearing a charming pair of wooden shoes. Now, normally, this might make you think of dancing clogs and pigtails, but not in this case. Check this out:
I want to reinforce that this was a perfectly normal person. She was sitting on a suitcase in front of a hotel in a very classic 1950s movie pose. Her head rested on her hand as she looked off into the distance. She was well-dressed, but by no means was she the unapproachable fashion vixen that you would expect to be wearing 7-inch custom built wooden HEEL-LESS platforms. Basically what I am saying is that she is not Victoria Beckham, but she might have stolen her shoes. Upon inquiry, I learned these shoes are the product of a now-defunct company call Falomi that specialized in just this type of shoe. I could only find a single picture of their wares online and I will share it here:
Though I cannot direct you to a place to purchase your very own Falomi brand 7-inch sandals (HAHAHA!), I will do the next-best thing just case somebody out there was in the market for a true daredevil walking experience.
Below is an unbranded pair that IS available at eleveneast.com for $169.00:
So the questions of the day is…what would you sacrifice in terms of mobility to feel the thrill that comes from a really delicious (and in thus case potentially insane) heels?
Until next time….Happy Gawking!