This post has nothing to do with the uneasy New Year transition from settee-ridden sloth to, ahem, mistress of the universe. The combination of sharp tailoring and sporty footwear has always appealed to me. From Mick Jagger's first wedding outfit to Lauren Hutton on the red carpet, tread carefully and a comfy shoe can look trés chic. Christopher Kane was at it last summer, with his rubber soled, sports sandals. Then came the mink-lined version from Céline. I love that slightly orthopaedic, care in the community vibe. So imagine my delight whilst lolling around on the sofa over the holidays, when I noticed that Red magazine has ditched designer and gone for a fully functional sports slide. Make way for the Nike shower mule (above).
|Lauren Hutton in Supergas at the CFDA Awards 2012.|
Back in the nineties, I gave the shower shoe a whirl. Teamed with a black Miu Miu pencil skirt and khaki shirt, for the minimalist-about-town look. I even wore a pair of those grey felt Birkenstock clogs, outdoors. But I can't help wondering, if twenty years down the line, shuffling around in plastic sandals could look less like a serious style statement and more like I've thrown in the towel, or just had my bunions done.
Your thoughts please.