Every season has its shoe trends: and for the past few years, many of those trends have fallen into the “ugly shoes” category.
That’s not just my description, by the way: the whole point of these trends is to be unexpected: to take something previously considered unfashionable, and re-define it, and that’s been the case with both last year’s Birkenstock craze, and the current trend for “glove” shoes.
The glove shoes shown above are from Topshop, and I’ve seen tons of my favourite bloggers wearing these – or shoes just like them. The term “glove shoe” comes from the way the shoe hugs the foot: the high vamp and soft leather should make it fit, well, like a glove, basically, and sure enough, the feedback I’ve heard from the people who wear these shoes are that they’re incredibly comfortable, and a joy to wear.
They’re also, however, frequently described as “granny shoes”. The low, blocky heel, and aforementioned high vamp, are both characteristics normally associated with the kind of shoes you’d tend to see on little old ladies, although these days you’re more likely to see them on much younger women, and being worn as a fashion statement, rather than purely for their comfort and practicality.
So: the question – what do you think of glove shoes? Do you own a pair? Would you buy them? And how are you wearing them, if so? Oh, and if you don’t feel like answering all those questions, a simple ‘YAY’ or ‘NAY’ will do…
Glove shoes: YAY or NAY?
(Speaking of questions, if you have one – or more – of your own, take a look at my new questions page, and ask away! There have been a couple of new questions posted in the past couple of days, and you can see them in the sidebar of the site: I’ll be answering these on the blog at some point, but in the meantime, feel free to click on the link and add your own responses – the more answers we can get, the better!)