Primarily worn to protect our feet, the shoe will always be an intrinsically practical and necessary item of clothing. The shoes we choose speak volumes about us and the society we live in.
Shoes are the exclamation marks in a woman’s wardrobe, the punctuation points from which you read the grammar of her body. An arresting pair of shoes, taking possession of the street, will pull a glance upwards, till it meets the personality that decided for this particular day on a strut or a stride.
Shoes are the front office of a woman’s self-designed brand. They can indicate refined taste and nonchalant chic.
Each detail of a shoe will add a particular accent. A slingback on a pump will expose more of the face of the foot, a spaghetti strap acting as the grace note between the shoe’s two ambiguously balanced characteristics: seductive exposure and firm thread.
Shoes are the drivers of the hips; the choreographers of body language. Stilettos are renowned for being both sexy and restrictive – they lengthen the legs, raise the buttocks and encourage women to walk slowly while wiggling their hips. These heels also make that familiar ‘click, click’ noise, which can be instantly recognized from ten paces away.
A strappy sandal carries memories of the classical grace: the taunting challenge of the fleet-footed. Even a slipper-flat, supposedly desexualize, implies an unpredictable dash beyond the reach of a pursuer’s flat footed tread. Wedges bring to mind nostalgic fashions and plants the wearer to the earth with its build of cork, wood or straw; while ballerina flats will always be considered effortlessly chic.
“My stature is grounded,” the shoe says.
“Want to make something of it?”