I think they're being a bit overzealous by claiming stilettos are out.
The ice-pick-thick heel, which for nearly a decade has been the ultimate weapon in a woman's shoe wardrobe, made wearers plunge through subway grates, sink into lawns and negotiate cobblestones with all the elegance of a toddler. Now, it's showing signs of bluntness.
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atlgirl wrote:I think they're being a bit overzealous by claiming stilettos are out
Me three! I think some outfits require a chunkier heel, but nothing beats a shoe like this:
when you want to look sleek, elegant and sexy. They may go out of favor for a while, but I think they will never go out of style.
theotherjess wrote:Dated?? That's BS. I hate it how when one thing starts to be more of a trend, all other look become "dated". Whatever.
I wear chunky, wedge, kitten, stilletos and flats and I will continue to wear what I like and what looks great with an outfit.
It's like the whole controversy 2 years ago over round toe vs. pointy toe, and we still wear both.
I am skeptical of articles that claim things are out anyway, it's like the whole market economy conspiracy theory of planned obsolescence.
That said, I only think exagerrated versions of any heel ever go "out" of style, like those squared off chunky heels from the mid-nineties, but I have to agree that stilettos are more uncomfortable than chunky heels, and that all high heels vary in degree of uncomfortable anyway! I like the return of the flats trend, this is one I hope doesn't go "out" anytime soon.
And I like that the article mentioned stilettos sinking into grass, that is so annoying.
Ally S wrote:It's like the whole controversy 2 years ago over round toe vs. pointy toe, and we still wear both.
my thoughts exactly!
scarlett wrote:The only chunky shoes I hate are the 90s version, a la old Steve Madden. Every time the fashion writers declare that something is absolutely "out" I feel like they're just trying to get us to buy more. A well-rounded shoe closet should include all kinds of shoes for all sorts of outfits, from stilletto to flats to nicely heavier heels.
I totally agree with you Scarlett!
I think style is cyclical.
There are so many times when I look at a picture and still wish I would have never gotten rid of a certain sweater or shirt.
Things may become more popular, but classical stylings such as the stilletto heel or even a thicker heel will never be "out"
I agree with you girls. I think the sleeker, stilletto heel will always be stylish. It may not be trendy, but that's fine. And chunkier style heels are fine too, as long as they're more like this:
instead of this:
They are definitely a bit more wearable and walkable than stillettos, but I also think they tend to look a bit more casual, which obviously isn't the look you want sometimes.
Personally, I tend to prefer stiletto over chunky.
IMHO, anything as sexy and flattering as a beautiful stiletto can never be out.