Sophia Webster Lana embellished PVC and suede sandals, $535
Any time I write about PVC shoes, I always seem to end up making the observation that while I don’t normally like them, I do quite like the pair in question. This time is no different, so I’m thinking I should probably update my default comment to “I don’t usually like them” to “I don’t actually mind them…as long as they’re done right.”
Are these Sophia Webster sandals “done right”? Well, I wouldn’t pay $535 for them, but I do think they’re a lot of fun, and totally avoid of the “stripper shoes” connotations that perspex can sometimes have. It also goes without saying that I love the three-layered bow, which adds a very playful touch to these, and which really stands out when the clear upper “disappears” on the foot!
Every time I see a pair of shoes akin to these, my first thought is “If they weren’t plastic.” (My second is usually “they want HOW MUCH?!”) Where I live, the instant it’s warm enough to wear sandals like that, the foot would be instantly encased in sweat under the plastic. They’re gorgeous, but I’d never wear them because they’d be so bloody uncomfortable.