Thursday, July 14, 2011
In 2008, I looked askance at “cameltoe” shoes by Martin Margiela. I thought that I’d never wear anything so ugly.
Within a couple of weeks, I felt hate turning to like, if not love, as it often does. Over the years, the shoes stayed in the back of my mind. They moved to the forefront in the past couple of months when I started seeing people wearing Vibram sneakers on the street.
I was turned off by the Vibrams, but, as I’ve said, the eye adjusts. So, when I saw crazy-toed shoes in Vivienne Westwood’s London store this week, I had to try them on. As soon as those shoes were on my feet, like turned to love and, to my surprise, MrB felt the same way. When I was torn between two styles, he was the one who insisted I get both, as long as neither was boring black. Here are my crazy-toed shoes in silver …
… and here are my crazy-toed shoes in red. These have a lower heel and differently shaped toes, as well as the Mary Jane strap.
Considering the popularity of the Vibram, maybe a toe-emphasizing look will become mainstream. You know what that means? The return of the rainbow toe sock!