Strap One On

March 26, 2009 § Leave a comment

Shoes from the Gucci Spring 2009 runway

This post is not what you think it is. Nope, before things here at TGTEF get a little too real, we’ll lie on the emotional crunch that is fashion–specifically prospective shopping. The Spring 2009 runways could easily be subtitled Much Ado About Shoes. Watching Katie Fogarty take her tumutous tumble at the Prada show was eye-opening to the increasingly masochist fashion crowd, and will likely lead to a little revenue loss for the final product. However, when our ways become ineffective it’s time to change our methods. Wedges are a viable alternative; sky high as their stilleto counterparts but solid enough to walk reasonably comfortably in. But there’s another option, one that’s been around for a while but is coming in to it’s own as of late. Ah yes, the ankle strap heel. Not only do they grasp the leg, making slips a less likely affliction, but they also provide a perfect frame for the bodily canvas of many a fashion fiend: the ankle. (I think the best example of a fashionable pair of ankles is Jennifer Connelly–let’s get visual!) Ankle straps emphasize, in some cases fetishize, the perfect ankle, almost as if they put them on a pedestal. My recommendation? Gucci’s lustworthy Spring incarnation. If it’s true that there’s strength in numbers, Frida Giannini’s on to something. That’s one.. two… three, yes, three ankle straps! So if you’re of a clumsier persuasion, get yourself over to Gucci’s online store and go ahead. Oh, by the by, hope you have $1275 spare. Think of yourself as an economy warrior.

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