News__ Spring ’11 Kicks
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.
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.
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.
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.