High Heels Reinvented
High heels have never been as extraordinary and high as in this season. Shoe designers pushing the boundaries, do not want women walk in just a pair of high heels, but on the art pieces, like goddesses on artistic pedestals. Trendy heels look as if created by Dali instead of designers. The hot high heeled shoes of summer season, the surrealist, sculpted, architectural high heels are the proof of no limits to imagination.
Shoes sales is not affected by the financial crisis. This summer shoe fashion puts the high heels more in the foreground than the clothing. Shoe designers went more inventive and bolder to make women more and more obsessed with these extreme shoes with decorative heels which caused boosting of shoes sales. It is impossible for women to use their high heeled shoes bought in previous seasons because the ordinary stiletto heels in our closets cannot compete with these extraordinary heels. Since all the eyes will be on the shoes, simple clothing is no problem and investment in these magnificent heels instead of clothing is reasonable.
After platform shoes became popular and the heels got higher and higher each season, designers took the advantage of extreme height of the heels and started to decorate the high heels with stones, embroideries, flowers, mosaics, mirrors, feathers, etc. But such decoration haven’t been enough for them. They got crazy and has begun to reinvent what we know today as heels. There are several sculptures, architectural objects, amazing shapes instead of heels in rod shapes.
In the past, we were impressed with the shoes with decoration on the upper parts. But shoe trend of this season make us directly look at the eye-catching heel figures. These high heeled shoes are really as expensive as gemstones but it is worth paying thousands of dollars as the heels are the primary accessories of women now. Shoe fashion puts the gemstones under feet instead of on the neck as well as sculptures that deserves being exhibited in the museums as pieces of art.
The most amazing heels spotted on the runways were Chanel’s gun shoes which were worn by Madonna, the goddess heels by Christian Dior, teacup heels by Miu Miu, flower-heeled Prada Mary Janes, Marc Jacobs wedge sandals with heart shaped heels, hemispheric heels in metal and plexiglas by Gianco Ferre and many more unusual heel shapes by other shoe designers. Especially Christian Dior goddess heels have been the most known style of the season. Maybe unconsciously, women like the idea of stepping on a goddess while walking.
Of course most of trendy heels are impossible to wear even for the models although the designs are admirable. During the Spring Summer 2009 fashion show of Prada, two models fell down because of the crazy sky high heels. All the shoes of the season are either too high or have too unusual heels that make it difficult to walk in. There are also many others, less exaggerated but still eye-catching high heels just like Devi Kroell bubble pumps worn by Rihanna, mirror embellished boots of Giuseppe Zanotti, gold pumps of Miu Miu with jeweled heels or wooden floral carved sandals.
Women deserve walking in master pieces of art as long as they can. If you are bold enough to try walking in sky high heels and got bored of basic and classic shoes, this new age of shoe fashion offers a variety of appealing, fantastic shoes with high and unusual heels. Pay less for dresses and accessories now and own a pair of shoes with sculpted, architectural heels with artful shapes and decorations.