The Return of The Sneaker-Platform-Whatever
Like most trends that first appear in New York, London, Milan, and Paris in the high-glossed whirlwind commonly known as fashion week, the sneaker-platform-whatever is slowly making its way into department stores about a year after it was worn initially by Stam on the catwalk .
The shoe first made its return to high fashion on the Dries Van Noten spring/summer ‘07 runway.
Since then, the 90s throwback has been spotted in Vogue editorials, on a few club kids, and one Spice Girl who has a beautiful babies’ daddy who doubles as a part-time slave.
Now Gwen Stefani’s over-priced L.A.M.B line, Ash (who I normally adore), Michael Kors, and Steven Madden have all created a pair of ambiguous sneaker pumps for spring.
Typically, I’m a supporter of female sneaker innovation, but this has me a little indifferent.
The fuschia Ash sneaker heels (l) look more hooker-friendly than street-cool and the black L.A.M.B wedges are decent, but for $250 I could get a adorable Marc by Marc Jacobs dress that would get a lot more wears (and compliments) than the shoes.
The shoes would have looked great on Jennifer Lopez when she actually had music career and was still with Diddy, but like UGGS, these too need to disappear. And fast!