Clare Booth Luce said aging is not for sissies, but she didn’t say anything about giving up 4″ heels forever. In her day, women rocked hats and jewels which required no fitness or agility whatsoever–just a well-heeled husband.
In the 60’s, the pointy toed high-heels
of the 50’s were a political no-no–a symbol of submissiveness, not sexiness. We wore short, sexless heels and shorter skirts. Looking back, the shoes sucked–kinda like granny’s Ferragamo married to a little girl’s party shoe.
Roger Vivier did the era best.
So here’s where the leather meets the road in 2013. If you can walk NYC in 4 or 5 inch heels without the cushion of a platform and a drugstore’s worth of Dr. Scholl’s pads and cushions, you’re young enough to wear ’em.
Here are some of the best news-again single sole shoes from Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Nicholas Kirkwood and Roger Vivier.