Invisible High Heels

February 02, 2011 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - The Celebrity Look

We were just reading through some news and came upon these very unique high heels and thought we would share with our readers.

Sao Paulo, Brazil, designer Andreia Chaves created these extraordinary “invisible shoes”, which are made from a faceted mirrored surface allowing the shoe to reflect different angles of the environment around it thus camouflaging itself with its surroundings.

These shoes are supposedly now available for purchase in Europe and Asia. We were unable to find any for retail purchase. We can imagine that they will be quite pricey!

 
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Flatforms the Shoe of Spring

February 02, 2011 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - High Heel Fashion

Happy Groundhog Day!! Since Phil didn’t see his shadow, it is predicted that spring is soon to come, much to the enjoyment of many.

Flatforms, or platformed flats, are predicted to be the shoe for spring 2011, where the sole of the shoe is all one piece. Flatforms differ from traditional wedges, which have little to no platform in the front and a high heel. Traditional heels have a pitch, meaning the way your foot is arched based on the heel height. This is, in most cases, where the "ouch" factor comes into play. Flatform shoes are a great solution to add height without discomfort.


Pictured above you can view the difference between a platform heel, on the right, and a flatform, on the left. The flatform trend is predominantly driven by the 1970′s-inspired silhouette that is quickly taking over. "It works very well with a fit-and-flared trouser or that 1970s-style jean that we’re loving," says Sherin, Fashion Director at Saks Fifth Avenue. "A flatform shoe also looks good with the new longer length skirts and dresses that we saw for spring. It’s kind of a total look."

It is recommended that one go with wooden or cork soles for day, while leather or satin is a crisper look for evening. It’s a versatile look that can be dressed up or down with ease. But the best reason to love flatforms is the ease of wear. Flatform shoes are a great solution to add height without discomfort.

 
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