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Shiny Shoes

This summer I’m seeing lots and lots of metallic sandals.

I decided to get me a pair.IMG_7621IMG_7623Yep, they are from Chie Mihara.  I strayed a bit from my proclivity for her mary janes, kitten heels and oxfords. A daring move for me.  So far, so good. I ordered them from Farfetch at $100.00 off the list price.  Shipping was reasonable and delivery was fast.

If it’s good enough for Michelle Obama…Michelle-Obama-London-LMilan-Christopher-Kane-Duro-Olowu-Fashion-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-1It’s good enough for me. Can you see her yellow pedicure in this photo?  I just love her so much for things like that.  Does that make me shallow?

Here are some more styles found on the internet:

chie metallic 3

More Chie Miharas here…

chie metallic 2

…here…

...and here

…and here

Moma sandal

Moma

Naot sandal

Naot. Birkenstock’s sleeker, hipper cousin.

Dansko sandal

Dansko

Always love me some sandals from Cydwoq

Love the sandals from Cydwoq

Cydwoq sandal

Cydwoq

Aerosole

Aerosole

Argila sandal.  Also from Spain.

Argila. Another fabulous designer in Spain.

Found these online at Athleta.

Found these online at Athleta.

FitFlop Petra

FitFlop Petra

The following are from the online shop Totokaelo:

Marni sandal

Marni

Maison Martin Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela

Rick Owens

Rick Owens

Lastly, I discovered these colorful metallics in my search.  Anybody out there know this brand?  I’m tempted to give the aqua or green ones a try.

Dromedaris Ana

Dromedaris Ana

Architecture

In April my son and I took a trip to New York City.  We stayed at a hotel in Chelsea and made downtown, particularly the West Side, our main focus of attention.  One of the highlights, for me, was walking the length of one of Manhattan’s latest attractions; The High Line. The above ground linear park is a repurposed elevated section of a disused portion of a New York Central Railroad Spur called the West Side Line.  The 1.45-mile-long aerial greenway runs from around 14th Street in the Meatpacking District, through Chelsea, to the northern edge of the West Side Train Yard on 34th Street with second story views of both old and emerging architecture, newly created art installations, construction sites, train yards, and the Hudson River.  It was a glorious early spring morning with glimpses of budding green growth and intense purple patches of crocuses between preserved railroad ties.  Mingled in the air was a composition of distant metallic clanging, occasional jackhammering and the softer, gentler car noises typical of a downtown side street. After this long slog of a winter, I felt like I had walked through the gates of heaven. I wanted this to be the first of many future treks along the High Line.  There is so much to see and hear.  It must change from season to season, month to month, week to week. This time, this first time, it was the architecture that took me by surprise.  When did walls become obtuse, rounded, and protruding? IMG_7190 IMG_7184IMG_7188IMG_7193 I kinda love it. Our hotel occupied what use to be sleeping quarters for merchant marines docking at Chelsea Pier.  Isn’t it fabulous too? It’s called the Downtown Dream Hotel.  I highly recommend it. IMG_7206So naturally, all this interaction with architecture got me to thinking about… well… SHOES! Shoes certainly have architectural appeal.architec shoes

Christian Loubiton

Christian Loubiton

Maison Martin Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela

Camper 2015

Camper 2015

Chie Mihara spring/summer 2015 Collection

Chie Mihara spring/summer 2015 Collection

Roberto-del-Carlo 2015

Roberto-del-Carlo 2015

Versace

Versace

Chie Mihara spring/summer 2014 collectionA little shoe architecture for your Memorial Day weekend.  Enjoy!