News__ Spring ’11 Kicks

March 31, 2011 | By

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Pandora platforms by Surface to Air, Canvas Gum Boot Heel by Cooperative, Garcelle wedges by Michael Antonio Studio, Dakota Lace-up Bootie by Alexander Wang

Our picks for spring '11 kicks!

It's about that time of year when things get slushy as it gets sunshiny. You're going to need something between snow boots and sandals, and we've got some suggestions.

This season's offering of kicks are lace-up, thick-soled and neutral-toned. Cooperative's Canvas Gum Heel Boot wins the award for hitting all the bases. Alexander Wang's Dakota Lace-up Bootie only lost out because our credit cards made a kettle-like screaming noise when they saw the price tag.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Bimini heels by Rachel Comey, Harlow wedges by Jeffrey Campbell, Lace Up Corset Clog by No6 Store

For spring 2011, we love how wedges and sturdy clog-style heels give lift without making us wobble--a more practical alternative to spiky stilettos. No. 6 Store's Lace Up Corset Clog and Matiko's Modern Cutout Wedge are stellar examples of shoes that look comfy enough to hike in, and by "hike" we mean, take the stairs instead of the escalator. However, if you're rocking those Surface to Air's Pandora platforms, take the elevator.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Modern Cutout Wedge by Matiko, Lily Velcro Sandal by Dr. Martens for Opening Ceremony, Joelle boot by Opening Ceremony

Our favorite part about these transitional shoes is how well they go with socks or tights for cooler days, but are bare-foot ready for warmer ones. We are digging those cut-outs on Jeffrey Campbell's Harlow Wedge and Michael Antonio's Garcelle wedges.

For a pop of color, we love Opening Ceremony's Joelle Ankle Clog Bootie and their collaboration with Dr. Martens (even though the Lily Velcro Sandal is technically for fall).

Lastly, those Rachel Comey Bimini heels are so damn sophisticated we think we might actually become classier just by putting them on, as if that's possible.

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