Make a Statement

In my unending ode to footwear, I felt it necessary to write about shoes... again! This time I'm throwing my input out into the universe about Statement heels. The construction and design of women's footwear has moved way beyond the realms of comfortable and conservative with more and more designers pushing the envelope. Shoes are fast becoming works of art. If the look of some these heels makes you feel slightly anxious be warned the price tag that comes with them is not for the faint-hearted!
New kid on the block fashion designer, Kanye West, has become notorious for his extreme designs in partnering with the legendary Guiseppe Zanotti. Kanye has managed to merge his musical influence into his fashion trade. Although word on the street at Bryant Park was that these gorgeous heels were quite frustrating to walk in.
Kanye West for Giuseppe Zanotti Cruel Summer

Kanye West Cruel Summer Album Cover Good Music Records

Kanye West for Guiseppe Zanotti

Kanye West and Chanel Iman at the Fall/Winter Collection at Paris Fashion Week 2012

Sky high platforms hit the runway in a big way most of 2012, with notable designers such as high end Olcay Gulsen and Charlotte Olympia adding some fun into everyday footwear...

Olcay Gulsen

Vanessa Simmons
Snakeskin Olcay Gulsen Pumps
Charlotte Olympia Kiss Me Dolores Pumps
Charlotte Olympia Eve Ankle Boots
Charlotte Olympia Avalon Heel

For those whose pockets are more well-endowed, nothing says statement more than a pair of red bottom heels!

Christian Louboutin
Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Local shoe designer extraordinaire, Errol Arendz is arguably the most daring and original footwear designer on the continent.
Errol Arendz
Errol Arendz

For a more budget friendly option and for those who are a tad squeamish about feathers, pearls and other embellishments, Steve Madden, Nine West and Aldo are a girls best friend...

Whatever your taste, whatever your preference, life is too short to commit to a single pair of black court pumps! Next time you are in a store deciding whether or not to buy a pair of really unconventional heels just run with it!

Nine West
Steve Madden Rainbow Naughtyy