Strap on some platforms and say a prayer. Consider adding hiking polls for safety.
That Valentino video is really troubling somehow. The models look like newborn foals and it feels really dehumanizing. But I do remember being thrilled by the McQueen shoes (although I was also thrilled by the Jeffrey Campbell platform booties that were so emblematic of the noughties, so this possibly has less to do with my having good taste than it does with my buying into any and all fashion trends. See also, the Isabel Marant wedge sneakers I bought – and eBayed due to feeling ridiculous in them – more than once…)
oh god not a revival of those blasted platform stilettos (peep-toe for maximum late 00s) and designers boasting about how models who did ballet training were the ones who had no trouble walking in their stilettos and 'women like to suffer for beauty'.
There's a reason ballet flats and Converse were so popular back then despite the 'worse for your feet than high heels' narrative people used to push.
I wish they would use their design capabilities to make barefoot type shoes less ugly. Something like 1 in 3 Americans have bunions and non-foot shaped shoes are why. I won’t even wear flats that smoosh my toes let alone full on heels anymore 😅
It's very interesting (if not sad) how women's wear and men's wear are taking such opposite trends - one with dangerous heels and the other towards more comfortable and baggy suits. Do you believe that the gender of the designers weighs in on this?