Over the weekend, I took on the daunting task of organizing my shoe collection (And no, I did not get trapped under 5000 shoe boxes as my husband likes to joke). As I organized shoes by style, I noticed one pile towered over the rest: Pumps. Yes they are a classic silhouette and usually a comfortable choice when in comes to heels. Although I have quite the array of colors, textures and heel heights, I surveyed the pile and thought “I’m in a shoe style rut”.
Here’s my thought process. A pump is classic at its base and even if you dare to choose a bright color or print, the foundation is solid. With the higher price tag designer shoes carry, I often justify them by picking pairs I can wear “forever” and that aren’t overly trendy. Of course I lust over the bejeweled gucci platform heels or the fur adorned Nicholas Krikwood loafers, but my inner fashion voice asks-will I still be into these a year from now? Of course there is always a factor of I love the shoe so who cares what the masses think.
Enter the creeper. These platforms come in many different iterations and styles and I have secretly always wanted a pair. The issue was, they look nothing like my usual style. I decided to give in a buy the pair that spoke to me. It came down to the Stella McCartney’s vs. Prada. Stella’s platform was intense and I have to admit, the height I gained without the pain of a heel was tempting and made me giddy with the additional 5 inches I would gain. Ultimately I chose the Prada version with a modest 3 inch platform. I love the classic brogue details melded with the sporty creeper sole.
As I added the pale blue box to my shoe stack, I felt like I had finally taken a step outside of my usual (shoe) box 🙂