Spring Heels: Splurge vs. Steal

Maybe it is because I know it is unrealistic, but I am craving some thick soled sandal heels (unrealistic because I have nowhere to go and my center of gravity is not-so-centered). Here are two versions of the type of shoe I currently want.


Don’t look at the price of any of these shoes — unless you want to be flabbergasted and shocked. It is ridiculous. Shoes these days are like expensive watches. I swear, five years ago, shoes were expensive but not THIS expensive. And now, everywhere you look, “cheap” shoes are several hundred dollars. Not OK with this!

Givenchy (Geometric Cutout Sandal) — the inspiration for what I want


These Givenchy shoes are amazing. I love the thick heel with the cork, and then the delicate geometric straps up-top. They come in both black and purple.

Rochas (Platform Sandal)


Not as delicate and pretty as the Givenchy, but still love the look. Thick, strappy, mixture of rough, tough, and feminine.


Yeah, so these days, “steals” are not real “steals,” but everything is relative, right???

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela (Crisscross Platform sandals)


I love the crisscross on the top of the foot, but would rather the heel be made out of cork or wood. Don't love how it is all the same material, but still a good look.

Loeffler Randall (Neel)


Not exactly cheap, and not exactly sandals, but they have the thick heel I want/like. More work than play, but still settles my desire for thick/sturdy/black.

Diane Von Furstenburg (Opal X Cross Sandals)


A wedge and not a platform, but thick wood heel, sturdy, and versatile. I like.

On top of a thick soled strappy heel, I am also on the lookout for flat sandals that are comfortable. Like my birkenstocks (which I love, so don’t mock), but a little more elegant (can that be possible???) Stay tuned for some possibilities…. What do you want for footwear this Spring/Summer 2012?

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  1. Love the Givenchy’s! Did not win the lottery this weekend, though, so no luck.

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