Published September 10 2007
Straight-laced fall look
Sinela, a Spanish label by Jeronimo Jimenez, offers a pair in dusky crimson. Marc Jacobs fastens his two-tone chunky heels with bowling shoe laces. An ankle-high pair by Andrew Stevens’ secondary line, A.S. Studio (made in Italy), is cut in patent leather, while Gucci’s 4¼-inch stacked heel and those from in-house labels at Barneys Co-op and Kohl’s chose the perennial fall favorite – suede.
With old-school charm, and such natty details as wingtip perforations and signature laces, they’re a softer alternative to the severe ankle booties that walked the runways for the past few seasons.
“There’s always that carry-over in fashion, but these are just less extreme,” says Hu Aldaba. “It’s now progressed into a mainstream trend – especially with all the menswear-inspired clothing this season – that’s a lot more accessible.”
- Grommet Mary Janes by Sergio Rossi, $650, at Hu’s Shoes.
- Marc by Marc Jacobs oxfords, $450, at Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com.
- Co-op brand suede and patent oxfords, $335, at Barneys Co-op stores and Barneyscoop.com.
- Apt. 9 “Ana” oxford heel, $50, at Kohl’s stores and Kohls.com.
- Gucci “Bonnie” platform heels, $895, at Saks Fifth Avenue.
- Andrew Stevens studio “Farrah” heel, $89, at ShoeFly stores
- Sinela stacked heel oxford, $295, at Wild Women Wear Red.