Friday, April 04, 2014
Are high heels dead?
It's the question posed in this Business of Fashion piece last week, with the answer being no, but maybe a little bit.
We ladies are, it seems, increasingly drawn to flat shoes like sneakers and menswear inspired brogues and loafers. And it's a desire that big name fashion houses are happy to accommodate - you saw those Chanel kicks right?
So I have to ask, are heels really being pushed to the back of the closet in favour of Nike and New Balance and patent leather loafers? Is the allure of a heel being overshadowed by the comfort and practicality of the flat? Is this a sign that normcore is infiltrating our wardrobes?
Or is it just about choice?
What do you think, heels or sneakers - or both?