Style: Going So Low
Get down and flirty in the seasons must-have flat sandal.
There has been much hype this season about the resurgence of the flat-soled shoe—especially those less-familiar styles that made their way down the Spring 2011 runways. Standouts included “flatforms” (best described as platform wedges, minus the tush-boosting heel) and creepers (think Doc Martens-inspired oxfords). Both options are arguably unsuitable for many a warm weather activity—like, say, going to the beach. And then there were those innovative sandals that would easily allow for sand-in-the-toes; designers introduced a throng of flat, thin-soled thongs and gladiators in new neutrals and materials, including suede, snakeskin and quilted leather. Unlike the platform flats, none of the low-riding styles should warrant caution when worn this summer (chances of stumbling on your way to your towel are slim to none, and there’s no threat of a “cement shoe” situation). Still, each will inevitably prove popular among women looking for a go-to sandal that’s a little dangerous.[clockwise from top] Jimmy Choo sandal available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza
Frontenac, 314.567.9200. Jeffrey Campbell sandal available at Blush, Kirkwood,
314.965.4411. Bakers sandal available at bakersshoes.com. Wild Pair sandal available at bakersshoes.com. Jeffrey Campbell sandal available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.
Photo credit: Photo by Carmen Troesser