Birkies and friendsWednesday, May 15 2013
So while we are on the subject of high fashion oddballs, I thought we might take a minute to reflect on the dweeb sandal that is taking over our stylish world. The Geox rendition featured in last night’s write-up is but one examplification in a long line of strappy, almost orthopedic-looking flats that have been popping-up in the summer pages of our favourite glossies.
Cut a long story short, shower shoes are in, end of. Now I could leave it at that, but the therapist says that communication is key to a happy relationship, so let’s talk.
Before theblinded by the labelbla blacomes flying, hear me out. Granted, most of us wouldn’t have looked twice at this idea had it not been formulated by the Queen of easy chic. Granted also, the Celine furkenstock is hardly the ideal hot-weather shoe. The sight of it alone triggers my feet to go into sweat mode (sh*t just got real). My future summer-self wouldn’t forgive me for going down that road. Come to think of it, neither would the Bank Manager or the Significant Other.
Call me crazy if you must, but after studying many aneditorial, a few lookbooksand a treasured oldie, I have come to the conclusion that theseglorifiedshower shoes are in fact the best way to add a large dollop of slouch to all the off-duty suiting we are expected to indulge in this season. Tux ‘n pumps might look killer in theboardroom,but need a little edge if they are to crossover to everyday life.
Fortunately for all parties involved, we’ve got options and they are good. Pictured above, you’ll find my top picks. Birkenstock and friends must literally be dancing around the table praising the day Phoebe sent that shoe down the runway.
Your turn now. And remember, this is a judgment-free zone. Fire away.