I wear a lot of boots, and unlike some spring hungry manhattanites, that excitedly tear open their locked away boxes filled with sandals and flip flops at the faintest sign of 55 degree weather, I myself will keep wearing boots till the calendar formally reads ‘spring begins’.
I also love wearing heels, however as a female in New York City, you either fall into 1 of 2 categories; those who CAN walk around in high heels, and then, those who CAN’T. Usually I am some updated version of Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, Pre- makeover, wearing my rollaway flats that are scraping the ground, and carrying my heels in my bag. Or in some cases, trampling along the gritty city streets in my heels, looking cool, but inside hoping I don’t slip, hoping I don’t’ fall into the category of girls who can’t walk in heels, but I can’t pretend, so I change back.
But all I want is some heels that I can look taller in but still wear on the streets, and not having to break my back with all the shoes in my bag is an added bonus. I am on the perpetual search for shoes that I Don’t have to switch into when I arrive somewhere. But I think I’m finally onto to something here. I have been kinda obsessed with cuban heels ever since I realized I can wear them with confidence, little pain, and no fear of falling.
I can now add two pairs to my collection; neither quite like walking on air, but definitely NON switcharoo’s in their own rights. My Nine West fuchsia colored suede Mary Janes, and my newly purchased DV Dolce Vita Dempsey thick heeled boots.
Some of my other favorite options for this spring/summer come from the Kate Spade line, which as usual always strikes my attention and makes me want to buy the whole collection. This extra wide heel not only looks fashion forward, but also perpetrates the idea of comfortable fashion. It’s not quite a wedge, not quite a platform, but it definitely stands up against the competition.
And so in keeping with the theme, I’ll wear one of them when I go to eat at Son Cubano, one of my favorite restaurants; once defunct, but now reopened, and redone, and I can’t wait to check it out.