These shoes are a bit of a blast from the past: they take me right back to 2011-ish, when this style of inverted-heel wedge seemed to be absolutely everywhere. Remember that? Of course, Christian Louboutin isn’t a few years behind the curve with this look: he’s making shoes like this for years, but he’s revived the style just in time for Christmas, with the red ‘Conquilla’ wedge.
Now, I love the shape of these, and it doesn’t matter how many brands have done it, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of looking at those killer curves. It’s truly a work of art, and the kind of shoe you just want to stare at, with the bright red upper only adding to the effect.
On this particular shoe, however, the “heel-less” wedge isn’t the only point of interest: that wedge laces up at the back, with the lace threading its way all the way up the back of the shoe, through too many holes to count. It’s a striking look, and one with will doubtless appeal to a lot of people: I’ll be honest, though – I’m not one of them, and I’d much prefer this shoe if the heel was totally plain. As it is, it reminds me of some kind of gaping wound (sorry for the imagery there, folks: I hope none of you were eating while you read this post!), held together with stitches. Well, OK, maybe I’m being just a TAD dramatic there: I think the point is probably that it remind you of the back of a corset, which is MUCH sexier than what I just wrote: I guess I should probably stop watching so many late night horror movies!
Lace-up heel aside, however, I DO love everything else about these shoes: what do you think of them?