I am woman! Hear me roar!
Do you think I would command some attention in the office wearing these? Talk about showing you mean business - this is a whole new angle on the office sharp dress code. Nothing like a bit of serious body armour to survive in the concrete jungle. Although you might actually do some grievous bodily harm kicking ass in the boardroom with these!
The spike and gem embellishment makes these shoes seriously heavy and I swear they need to come with a health warning. (Like keep out of reach of children? Keep your personal distance from other people or you risk lacerating them?) Not for the fashion faint hearted. Nevertheless I am in luurrrve!
I was dying to see what these shoes looked like when I ordered them online and I was gutted to try them on and find out that they are actually too small. So this pair by Sam Edelman are going back. Adieu. Parting is such sweet sorrow. Thankfully ASOS still has them in the next size up!
Spiked shoes have been on my mind since pictures of the Louise Goldin collaboration with Topshop were released earlier this year. There was some accusations that they were copying the spiked designs Christian Louboutin produced for Rodarte. I am now more at peace with this concept. Perhaps Louboutin set the trend and the fashion industry followed (see previous post), which means, fortunately for me, that spikes on shoes will still be in the collective fashion designer consciousness for a while.
The Louise Goldin courts for Topshop were originally meant to look like this:
But ended up looking more like this:
|Image from Topshop|
Well this season Sam Edelman managed to convince me (and Grit and Glamour too!) with the densely embellished Lorissa heels. The combination of the teardrop gems and girly peeptoe with the spikes adds some contrasting femininity to the fierce.
Black Lorissa Studded Embellished Peeptoe by Sam Edelman