Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rock-Grrrl Sandal Booties


Although I had Prada’s “treadful” mary janes on advance order, I’ve decided that 5 inches is simply too high a shoe for the moment.

So I’m scaling down to these cut-out sandal-booties, with a rock-grrl edge. I see them with ankle grazing black trousers, pencil skirts paired with prim blouses, and trim fall jackets.

Closed-toe shoes can wait until the first snowflakes.

9 comments:

Savvy Gal said...

Oh my gosh, I have not visited your site in such a long time. hope all is well. I like these. I recently purchase 2 pairs of high high heels, 4 and 6 inches. I have not a chance to wear them yet as I like walking.

WendyB said...

Oh yeah, I like these.

Make Do Style said...

Open toe is the perfect pose for now.

enc said...

I'm glad I have Google reader, because I was able to read that "Grounded" post you did on heels. It was a masterwork, Miss Cavendish. Since it's not up in the reader anymore, I can't comment on it properly, so I'm doing it here.

I was very interested to read your thoughts on changing attitudes toward heel height. I've drifted far away from heels in the past year. The only way I'll wear them is with a platform. Have you tried that? It really reduced the impact of height I've found.

enc said...

D'oh! Now that I look again, I see that the footwear above is indeed endowed with a slight platform. Perfect.

miss cavendish said...

Hi enc--I agree that platforms are the way to go. I adore my Loeffler Randall booties, for example, which have a good one-inch platform. The shoes that troubled me recently are more classic shapes: thin heel, thin sole. And thanks for your comment on my deleted post! I worried that it was too negative and I try to be upbeat--except when critiquing Penguin's lack of editing skillz, of course . . .

materfamilias said...

I, too, was impressed by the deleted post especially as I've gone through exactly the same experience this past week. Returning to the front of the class meant wearing heels for longer than I've done all summer, and although my heels don't reach the heights of yours, my feet were really complaining, and I'm not sure I'll be able to do my long run this weekend. Surprised to recognize the depths of my resistance to giving up heels. Crossing my fingers I won't have to. Thinking how absolutely foolish it would be to compromise mobility for the sake of supposedly looking better . . .

Belle de Ville said...

Very nice.

Mardel said...

I am a fairly new reader, and too infrequent commenter, but I have to agree with Materfamilias and Enc about the deleted post. It is quite eloquent. I am having some of the same issue with heels, although I never went quite as high, and even my 4" heels had platforms for the most point. But I've been having some of the same issues, and now, even spending a day in 2" heels seems agonizing if that day is spent entirely on my feet, although I remain resistant to giving up the heels, even the higher one's completely. I think you are right to look at the platform, and the support and heel, and find a balance of shoes that works for you.