Due to a rogue nerve growth somewhere between my pinky toe and the one next to it, wearing high heels has become a uniquely excruciating form of self-punishment for me—agonizing both in the moment, and, lingeringly, tauntingly, for an entire day following. So when I’m in the mood for height, I get it from platforms and big clunky boots—anything without too big a dip. This time of year, however, there are parties to attend, and pretty little frocks to put on, and that calls for footwear that’s a bit more on the delicate side. Specifically, what one wants are short heels that have the feel of something higher and that—with the right orthopedic support—can be worn comfortably all night long. I would scoop up this d’Orsay-ish pump in a second if I were in the market for a new pair of pumps—the height is just perfect, the shape is nice and modern, and I love the embossed leather. (Also! They’ve got it in the gold marked way down if you’re interested.)
I do love a good metallic, and this one is nice and burnished, which makes it all that much more wearable.
There are those who would suggest that snakeskin should be treated as a neutral, mixed with everything and without fear. I would not go that far, but will say that it’s far more versatile than people give it credit for. There’s not a color that snakeskin doesn’t go with, and in fact how fun would these be with a bold pair of red tights?