Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Structural Heel

Sometimes they are a geometric phenomenon. I went in search of interesting geometric heels in a range of extremity. You've probably seen the Alexander McQueen collection, but if not, you should check out this article from the Huffington Post For your viewing pleasure:

My inspiration for this post is this pair of 1980s Italian-made Walter Steiger heels avaialable in my Etsy shop. I naturally turned to Etsy for more inspiration.

I found these beauties at Miscusi. These heels are wonderful, and look like they would be so comfortable to wear! Miscus, I am with you: purple heels are awesome. However, the purpose of this post was to entertain the idea of shoes that I would an could never wear, for reasons of balance or budget. exactly does this work?!

On a very important related note, RIP, Alexander McQueen. You will be remembered for you contradictions.... I mean, contributions, to beauty and fashion.


  1. I had no idea heels came in so many shapes. The metal one in the last picture is the most awesome.

  2. I remember the first time I wore heels. . .Easter Sunday 1965. They were white french heels with small bows—so exciting. Another fashion memory close on its heels: Shoes sporting clear heels (Lucite maybe?) with goldfish embedded in them. Anyone else remember this?

  3. Great post and pics! A pair of gray suede Michael Kors peeptoes with a triangular heel caught my eye three years ago...they are still my favorite fall/winter shoe.