Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fab & Functional Shoes

  - Valentino -
- Valentino -

I love well made, elegant shoes with a funky edge. I like the look of many "dog and pony" shoes ... Shoes that are high, beautiful and basically created for looking good when you exit a car, walk into a venue, and sit down (I more than likely would kill myself in them, which is why I like to call them "suicides".).

I find that there is quite a difference between the popular shoes that look great and the great-looking shoes that I actually tend to buy. I know my limitations ... Any heel higher than three inches turns me into an accident-prone klutz.

I learned this the hard way ... My "crazy-klutz" moments have included getting my heel caught in a grate (A nice man helped me get it out), stepping onto a wet cable access cover (It was painted to look like pebbled concrete) and sliding to my knees James Brown style (All I needed was the cape), and just losing my balance and damn-near flat out falling.

In addition to avoiding the klutz moments, I'm also very pro-comfort ... Especially when I'm on move and on a deadline (which is often the case). Beautiful but and painful, high heels just are not a good option for me.

Here are some of the fab and funky functional shoes that I'm loving at the moment...

Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli 

Paul Andrew
Paul Andrew

Brother Vellies
Brother Vellies

Who doesn't love an espadrille?

Nicholas Kirkwood
Nicholas Kirkwood

Brother Vellies
Brother Vellies

Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana

Brother Vellies
Brother Vellies

Aquazurra
Aquazurra

Etro
Etro

Aquazurra
Aquazurra

Etro
Etro