Is it une femme’s imagination, or are shoe designers these days embracing ever more psychotic heel heights? And I’m not just talking about those wacky Balenciagas, but the shoes intended for work and play for those of us whose last name is not Beckham.
Take for example, the new lace-up oxford shoes, which this femme is highly enamored of. Too Fat For Fashion recently posted about this trend, showcasing several versions at different price ranges. Lovely, n’est-ce pas?
But wait, what’s wrong with this picture??? I only see one pair with a heel that looks to be less than 3″, and several that at first glance appear to be 4″ at least. Who can walk in these??? Especially if one’s foot is on the small side, the heel height can almost equal the length of the shoe. It used to be that 4″ heels were reserved for ladies night out, or ladies of the night. Now it would seem we’re expected to wear them to the office, to coffee, to walk the dog.
We currently are living in a world of heel extremes, either totally flat or skyscraper height. Has the 2″ heel been relegated to the scrap heap of footwear fashion, considered now as dowdy as your Grandmother’s Easy Spirit pumps? Will saner heads prevail at some point? Can anyone help une femme find an oxford-style shoe with less than a 3″ heel???
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