With the exception of a few flats, all my shoes have at least a four-inch-high arch — not heel. Platforms are a shortcut to standing five inches taller, but you need at least four inches of exaggerated arch to tilt you onto your tip-toes and stretch your legs long.
And now I’ve broken my rule with these Donna Karan Collection cork slides. These Donna Karan cork slides have a 4¼-inch heel that cheats with a two-inch platform, but I’ll compromise for the sandals’ retro chunky heel that wears like air.
What do I dig most about these Donna Karan Collection cork slides, besides their ridick comfort letting me walk for hours along a Basque beach during my July vacay?
The way the silk-linen straps hook the back of that cork heel. So choice…
Despite being better educated than most people, admired at right- and left-coast Soho Houses, and bored with his custom Porsche dog seat, it turns out Major is a beast.
Until this morning, I thought Major was a West Point grad in a dog costume. Who knew…
I love the geisha girl vibe of these traditional Japanese wooden sandals, and the cloying, kitten steps the sandals would make you take.
The beauty of artificiality is underrated…
But these Donna Karan Collection lace-up mules are the opposite of why I love Donna Karan Collection kicks. These mules are so feminine, fashiony, and fussy –
All words that start with “f” that I’d rather never use.
These Donna Karan Collection mules are just a $300 chew toy for Major Dukes…
I’m over extra-padded, peepshow-style platforms. As much as I love a little Beyonce theater, real style is about choosing fashion that frames your beauty, not distracts from it. So I dig Brian Atwood “Candy” sandals — the shoe’s minimalist architecture isn’t about distracting glitz, but making your leg longer. You’ve got to have at least one heel high enough to style your leg a straight line from the tips of your toes to your thigh — that’s heaven.
3½” of stiletto won’t do that, though. Skip this version of Brian Atwood “Candy” sandals in black, and buy the taller Brian Atwood “Candy” sandal in white, for less dough. If five inches of pure stiletto sounds intimidating, buy the shoe anyway, and wear it around your room, without anyone or anything else…
Wanting + Wearing
I bought this Brian Atwood “Candy” slingback in black last week when I was in New York. I walked into Intermix in Soho sporting a pair of black patent Lerre sandals, peeptoe’d with a slingback, but walked out in these Brian Atwood “Candy” sandals. I hate owning two of a kind of anything — and I’ve also got a pair of black Givenchy slingback peeptoes — but these Brian Atwood sandals are more simply sophisticated, and that extra inch of heel stretches your legs another mile.
Now I want the white patent Brian Atwood “Candy” slingback. Five inches of pin-thin stiletto, strapped to your feet with two slivers of patent leather. It’s that architecture — and how it restructures your walk — that gets me…