Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Trend on Trial: Aggressive Leather Strappy Sandals

So, here's the thing. I LOVE a good statement shoe. I think it's super fun when the first thing I notice about a person's outfit is their uberfabulous footwear. I have absolutely no problem with a pair of knockout shoes. However, as lady with larger than average feet (and, if we are going to be honest, wider than average as well), I am vehemently AGAINST any sort of bondage-inspired leather prison.  You know what I am talking about: these, or these, or these, or these, or these

 Not only do I imagine that these styles would pinch the sides of my (ahem, wide) feet until I am squealing in pain, their flamboyance would undoubtedly draw attention to the size of my foot in general (ahem, large).  But then again... I'd hate to miss out on the chance to own a pair of, "Woah, those are awesome!" shoes just because I am terrified of a particular trend. So, I have gone on an online hunt to find shoes that have the essence  of this aggressively strappy trend, but re-interpreted and re-imagined into something a bit more, dainty and down-to-earth, and therefore less likely to cause anyone to run away from me screaming " OH MY GOD IT'S A REAL LIVE BIGFOOT!". 

Here is what I have found: 

Available at PiperLime.com
Available at Nordstrom.com

Available at PiperLime.com

Available at UrbanOutfitters.com

What do you think ladies? Any fellow big-footed girls out there like me dying to try this trend on for size? Have you found any related styles that satisfy the trend without scaring small children?  Let us hear it in the comments. 

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