I was really quite bemused this afternoon to learn that Saks has a new category for its spring footwear:
This snarling assemblage of shoes eats up the city sidewalks while sneering at the state of the economy, resplendent in its own mistress-of-the-universe confidence.
(I think that the last pair of aggressive shoes I saw were the tap-dancicus dentata, which devoured poor Fred Astaire during the opening of The Triplets of Belleville.)
But if those shoes from Saks are aggressive, then these sandals, above, the Aries thong by Dolce Vita, also from Saks, are passive. Just look at their extra wide shaft, perfect for filling up with dust, random pebbles, and raindrops.
Indeed, the wide-mouth shoe has been making inroads with, ahem, aggressively edgy stylistas. Take this pair by Martin Margiela, for instance. It may be the dernier cri in cool, but is it flattering?
Frankly, I don’t want to walk around looking like I have buckets on my feet. Even buckets made in Italy and France from gorgeous leather.
And I’ll just bet that these aggressive shoes could take those passive ones in a cage match.
YSL cage shoe