The Return of The Sneaker-Platform-Whatever

Like most trends that first appear in New York, London, Milan, and Paris in the high-glossed whirlwind commonly known as fashion week, the sneaker-platform-whatever is slowly making its way into department stores about a year after it was worn initially by Stam on the catwalk .

The shoe first made its return to high fashion on the Dries Van Noten spring/summer ‘07 runway.

Since then, the 90s throwback has been spotted in Vogue editorials, on a few club kids, and one Spice Girl who has a beautiful babies’ daddy who doubles as a part-time slave.

Now Gwen Stefani’s over-priced L.A.M.B line, Ash (who I normally adore), Michael Kors, and Steven Madden have all created a pair of ambiguous sneaker pumps for spring.

Typically, I’m a supporter of female sneaker innovation, but this has me a little indifferent.

The fuschia Ash sneaker heels (l) look more hooker-friendly than street-cool and the black L.A.M.B wedges are decent, but for $250 I could get a adorable Marc by Marc Jacobs dress that would get a lot more wears (and compliments) than the shoes.

Final verdict:

The shoes would have looked great on Jennifer Lopez when she actually had music career and was still with Diddy, but like UGGS, these too need to disappear. And fast!


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