After falling in adoration with this pair of Tod's wrap ribbon ballet flats, I begin to notice this particular style is creeping up on us gals again. Wrap around straps are really nothing new but after going missing for a few seasons, is it coming back?
I totally fell in love with another pair of Hermes wrap-around strap wedges from years ago. Perhaps I may just find the perfect style for me this year?
At the Neiman Marcus show, models are shown wearing various styles of wrap-around strap heels, and wedges.
This is the pair shown on the model from picture above in pink. (image via Theodora & Cullam $395) All styles are available at Neiman or their own company website. I do like this style, just perfect for summer.
A few years ago, I was totally infatuated with leather wrap-around shoes. Well, let me just say cost per wear is pretty high for these lovelies because leather wrap around straps are just not too comfortable and leather knot can become undone quite easily. If I wrap the strap snugly around my ankle, circulation gets cut off after awhile. A nice sales told me I am supposed to tie the knot by pulling it tightly closed so it would become undone quite so easily. I can just see these poor leather straps snapping under my care.
Instead of buying a pair of wedge, I got these Hermes heels instead. I wore them ONCE due to reason explained above. I still love this pair of heels, I just can't stand wearing them.
This coming summer, I think I will get me a pair of wrap-around wedge or shoes, but in satin or some sort of fabric material for the comfort. A gal pal commented, she would not wear wrap-around shoes, not because the idea is horrible, but she didn't want to bother with these straps. What do you think of style?