LEOPARD SHOES. DR. MARTENS.
STUDDED LOAFERS. CLAUDIE PIERLOT.
I remember the days when I was about 8 years old, putting on my moms hand-me-downed pumps of a size 41. With my innocent and still childish feet floating freely in the nose section, I dreamed of wearing my first pair of killer heels someday. That someday was on my first New Years prom at high school, for which my mom bought me a pair of crystal decorated kitten heels to top off my shiny black C&A nightgown. It was there and then in the gym I already felt heels would never be my wardrobe foundation.
Years have past and my collection of soles got bigger, from Jimmy Choo yellow heeled 12 centimeters high sandals to Nike running sneakers. But whatever heel joins the closet, nothing feels as good as an interesting flat. I am even considering flats to be much more of an identity statement, than 10 centimeters might ever be.
Which clearly explains my constant lookout for the perfect pair of sneakers, loafers, creepers, boots or sandals. Where one might think a heel needs much more a profound consideration, I feel choosing your flat is a more heavy weight decision. Living on an earth smashed by All Stars, Uggs and Isabel Marant wedged sneakers finding flat soles that compliment and express your unique personality is a difficult but an essential aspect to becoming a trendsetter, other than a fashion victim.