I am one of those women that selects the heels before the outfit. There is something about a gorgeous pair of shoes, no matter how impractical they may be, that makes me happy. I often get asked “Don’t your feet hurt in those heels?” or my favorite “I could never wear heels that high.” Yes, they hurt, and it takes practice, you will get used to walking in them, even if they are 4+ inches. I am going to share a couple of heels from some of my favorite footwear designers, some I wear often, others rarely.
Christian Louboutin –
Louboutin makes gorgeous heels, unfortunately, not all are comfortable. Mr. Louboutin himself has said that he doesn’t make them for comfort. I have bough several pairs of Louboutins over the years, but my favorites are his booties, as well as a plain pair of black leather pumps that I wear too often. Where to purchase: Saks, Neimans, Barneys.
Manolo Blahnik –
Manolos are both comfortable and stylish. These heels are comfortable and can be worn all day.
Jimmy Choo –
Since the founder of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon, left Jimmy Choo, they lost the zing that Ms. Mellon brought to the brand. I have not bought anything there for a while, but I do have this pair of Choo’s that I wear to the office often. I wish I had bought them in the red when it was available.
Chanel is always innovative and has so many gorgeous pairs of shoes, I have to stop myself from stopping by the boutique. Its always disastrous for me there! These heels, boots, and sneakers are some of my favorites from the pairs I own from Chanel.
Where to purchase: Saks, and the Chanel boutique. I have not seen Chanel footwear on-line, if I am not mistaken purchases need to be made in store.
Tamara Mellon –
Once she left Jimmy Choo, Ms. Mellon started her own company. I only have two pairs of her heels, but these are fantastic. The quality is what I would expect from a highend designer, and they are incredibly stylish. Where to purchase, currently on-line only. Tamara Mellon.
Edgardo Osorio, founder and creative director of Acquazurra, worked for mega brands before launching his own luxury footwear label in 2011. The brand is known for their craftsmanship and modern, fun designs. Where to purchase: Saks, Acquazurra website, Neimans.
Gucci is known for their creativity, innovation and Italian craftsmanship. They have such fun sneakers, I don’t own any, but I do love their loafers and slides. Where to purchase: Saks, Gucci website.
Do you have a favorite footwear designer? Please share in the comments section below. I would love to get your recommendations or feedback.
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