Flat Out Fabulous
Put your best foot forward with menswear-inspired kicks
From the prepster penny loafers seen at Tommy Hilfiger to Tory Burch’s colorful slip-ons, American designers are going gaga for menswear-inspired shoes these daysÛÓand why shouldn’t they? With a comfort level that borders on scandalous (some feel just like house slippers), coupled with a glam factor that’s off the charts, the trend is undoubtedly a “shoe-in” for women seeking the best of both worlds. And as we tiptoe toward cocktail party season, our favorite menswear-inspired offerings are the ones we’ll be getting the most mileage out ofÛÓsomething with a low heel that not only protects weary feet from the trauma of teetering in stilettos all night, but also offers a stabilizing advantage when verging on tipsy.
From left to right: Kate Spade shoe and Chloe Shoe available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. Franco Sarto shoe available at shoes.com.
Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino