Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Flaton by Donna Karan @ Shopbop
These are some shoegly (shoe+ugly) shoes! The thing that most offends is that Donna Karan is a woman of such taste, and I can't see how she condoned these. I know that some of her lines seem geared toward... women of a certain age... but those women deserve hot shoes, too! A general rule for shoes should be that they require one of the following: color, heel, pointy toe, shine or innovation. While these offer texture through the suede, there's just nothing else going on here. Nothing. I envision a peasant throwing these on in the pre-dawn darkness to head out to plow the fields for his master. And that's not Donna Karan aesthetic; I refuse to allow it. I don't even know if the Black is more atrocious, or the colorless version in Chromium.
If for some reason you're interested in purchasing these (a gag perhaps?) then you'll be happy to know they're now on sale for $99 ($98 more than I'd pay).