Where are those times when a girl’s best friend was
diamonds either a pair of black ankle boots or some nice but black again heels? This is a new era of shoes, where bolder is the merrier? Sure thing, black ankle boots will always be a thing, a safe bet if you will, but that also means they’re inevitably boring, aren’t they?
And that was when Demna Gvasalia, who else again came and stirred the standing water, Celine’s minimalistic paddle with his (Vetements) sock boots and now with the knife shoes under his reign at Balenciaga. The name is quite accurate, their toes are so sharp, probably they could be used as a weapon, but another characteristic of them is their vibrant colours, like green and fuchsia. And blue and red and orange you name it.
The idea is genius as per usual, he made the reworked, deconstructed vintage jeans huge again which couldn’t be so big without some really standout footwear and some really simple top, like a white shirt or whatever plain thing really. Luckily for us, mere mortals, there is plenty of affordable version is out there at Topshop, Mango or Zara, just to name a few. After all, shoes are not too difficult to buy on the high street, if only that was a case with handbags too, le sigh…
Black shoes, what black shoes?