I embraced the chunky heel, clogs, even the stiletto (in its time) but the ‘flat form’ is a trend that needs to be nipped in the bud. I don’t usually like to totally out rule a shoe (aside from crocs) but in this case I had to make an exception.
Introducing the flatform: a ballet flat combined with a platform wedge. For comfort purposes we applaud the designer – the female gender will know longer have to painfully arch their feet all night long, hurrah! She will however seem as if she’s about to float somewhere with the shoe’s uncanny resemblance of a boat. Point blank, I think they are ugly.
Topshop’s selling them ASOS is selling them, truthfully they are destined to grow on me and this is why I don’t like to critique. The likelihood is that next week’s blog post will have pictures of me sporting a cobalt blue pair, saying how much I love them.
With the likes of Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Derek Lam promoting the trend alongside their Spring/Summer ensembles, it is likely to catch on. To those that can rock them nicely, I salute you, though it will be a while till I can picture myself in these interesting shoes fit for a clown.
Following trends isn’t always the route to take, and though I have some temptation to stomp the night away, (literally) for now my normal platforms will see me through…