Every summer we see some what of the same trend, whether it be a wedge in cork, leather or wood, espadrilles both low and high, and of course the sexy summery heeled sandal. The fashion shows for this Spring slash Summer 11′ all had flat/wedgy/platforms on the mind, which led to all shoe designers producing a flat platform like shoe.
I’m still not quite sure what the correct name is for this hybrid … Fledge, Flatform, Wedge-form? Flatforms with laces, buckles, ties, straps and more are now available at your disposal from designers like Chanel, Elizabeth and James, Sergio Rossi, Ann Demeulemeester, Chloe, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Fendi, Derek Lam, Vena Cava, Lanvin, Jeffrey Campbell, Phillip Lim, Joe’s Jeans, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Dolce Vita and more!
Pictured above are our pics for the season:
JEFFREY CAMPBELL Moochie in Black – $165.00 available Singer22.com
JEFFREY CAMPBELL Moochie in White – $165.00 available Singer22.com
CHLOÉ Leather and canvas platform espadrilles – $450 Available at Net-a-Porter
TORY BURCH Contrast Canvas Wedge Espadrilles – $165 Available at Shopbop.com
LANVIN Lanvin Single Strap Wedge – $1,245.00 Available at Barney’s
MICHAEL KORS Crocodile leather platform sandals – $750 Available at Net-a-Porter
In 10th grade, my mom bought me a pair of Miu Miu “flatform” shoes at Madison on Dayton Way. I will never forget how expensive $310 dollars seemed to me at the time. I would LOVE to be able to buy shoes at Madison for that price now (closer to $3,100 than $310) ! While there have been many years that I have thought to throw them out, I am now glad I did not as they are once again in style. Considering droves of these shoes have been made, please take precaution when buying (for your sake and ours), as more than half of them are most unfortunate. The good news is that there are enough for you to pick from that are most becoming.
Why we like this trend:
1. Goes perfectly with some of the 70s ish inspired pieces you might of bought for Summer.
2. Let’s get to the more obvious: What woman doesn’t dream of a shoe that give her a few extra inches all while feeling like you are wearing flats? Not allowed to wear flats at work but heels hurt your feet during an 8 hour day? There is a comfy chic Flatform for you ! #dreamsdocometrue
3. Flatforms are especially versatile, and can be taken from casual day to a dressed up night, depending on the plethora of fabrics that are available.
4. All Flatforms were created equal, meaning that this shoes doesn’t look better on one body type more than another.