Gianmarco Lorenzi 165mm patent plexiglass wedges, £576
Well, it looks like today has been officially designated “plexiglass wedge” day: this is the second pair I’ve come across which I just had to show you, but having seen the photos, can you blame me?
Like the Casadei wedges I featured earlier today, these have a giant platform and a plexiglass heel. For some reason, though, all of the reservations I had about that particular combination melted away as soon as I saw these. Yes, I’d probably like them even more if they had less of a platform, but the shape is just so show-stopping I’m willing to overlook it. And in all honestly, I don’t think anyone would even be looking at the front of the shoe when there’s THAT heel to admire instead, do you?
These are part of the “heel-less” wedge family of shoes, which has become so prevalent over the past few years. These ones aren’t actually heel-less, of course – in fact, the dangerous-looking wedge heel is the focal point of the entire shoe – but the inset angle of the heel makes them look almost “heel-less” when they’re on the foot. Speaking of which:
This photo was enough to convince me that I like these shoes much more as something to look at than as something to wear. When worn, the platform and angle of the foot is just way too much for my tastes, and I also think they look cheaper than the £576 price tag. If you disagree, though, you’ll find these at Louisa Via Roma, in a range of sizes.
Think I will pass on these too. I will fight the plexiglass heel for as long as I can!