For some reason, I can’t shake the thought of Harry Potter when I look at the shoes from Fendi Fall 2011. The thick-heeled, wingtipped mary janes have a very stylized boarding school look to them, and I want every single pair. Every. Single. Pair. Look at those heels, ladies! You can wear these shoes during daylight hours! To work! Maybe even to school, if you’re still there! And you probably won’t even break your ankle while doing it or hate your shoe choice by the end of the day.
High-end shoes have gotten less and less wearable over the past few years, and now the pendulum seems to be slowly swinging back in the opposite direction. These shoes aren’t prohibitive in any way except price and they look very versatile, which makes me think that they’ll sell quite well indeed. And if they do, maybe more designers will focus on making great shoes that people can actually spend an entire day wearing. Stilettos aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but having a more robust set of options is a positive thing for every luxury consumer.
Photos via Vogue.com.