Dolce & Gabbana usually isn’t a brand known specifically for its shoes, but the footwear of Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012 is worth noting. If only the brand had applied the same kind of intricate religious embellishment to its handbags, I’d be a completely happy camper. As it is, I’m still pretty happy with the shoes.
After seasons of ever-rising heel heights, the thing that struck me most about this collection is that most of the shoes look like you’d actually be able to wear them for a little while without hating yourself for pulling them out of the closet. The heels are a few millimeters thicker and noticeably shorter than the stilettos that have been inescapable for quite some time, and Dolce deserves credit for making interesting shoes that perhaps won’t punish their wearers quite as much as they would have in seasons past. It’s a step, both figuratively and literally, in the right direction.
Images via Vogue.com