Tuesday, August 24, 2010

High on Style, Low on Pain

There’s something about mixing a good sneaker with a fashionable heel that makes my heart skip a beat.  I think it’s the fact that you really get the best of both worlds: blister and pain free feet in a fashionable ensemble.  Now while I have been in love with the concept, I’ve felt that some of the genius technology has been used towards more “mature” footwear styles.  Don’t get me wrong, they have been very sophisticated and classic but more in that law firm attire kind of way.  And let’s face it, no one dresses up as “sexy lawyer” for Halloween, right? ;) 

These ‘Air Renfrow OT Sling’ by Cole Haan seriously rise to the occasion of bringing you the all of the style and none of the pain.  These are definitely on the higher side with their 4 ¼” heel but they have a 1 ¼” platform that goes along with it.  Seeing a pattern with platforms yet?  Basically, that’s where all the magic happens.  The platform is where shoe designers get to stuff their gorgeous design with cushion and shock absorbing materials to enable you to wear these babies on your marathon long days without skipping a beat.  The tapered stacked heel is not a stiletto heel with gives you a better footing, literally, especially when navigating sidewalk cracks and subway grills.  These open toe slingbacks are sophisticated and sassy all at the same time.  They also come in a fabulous embossed python print that serves as a great neutral for those days where you’re going with a lower key outfit with just a pop of feminine sass.  They are on sale right now at Cole Haan (http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?catId=100&productId=314599&productGroup=314499&cp=froogle&CS_003=4386239) for $129.95 which is quite a bargain for being high on style and low on pain.


Sybil said...

sophisticated and classy definitely.. :D

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Anna said...

Cute shoes! I would love to try these out and really see the difference!

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The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

Thanks Ms. Classy Career Girl.. My research hopes to never disappoint my readers! :)

MySaggyButt said...

What an awesome shoe! I like the platform at the front. Cole Haan has some great designs and that is a good price for his shoes.