I have quite a few A/W 10-11 shoe fests to delve into so much so that I may have to temporarily hang up this banner and call the blog "Bubble sees Shoes" for a bit but not to worry as I'm most confident that by and large, the majority of you aren't irked off by shoe fests.
Let's get practical first shall we? Nicole Brundage's secondary line Acrobats of God showed me some mighty fine tricks with lengths of elastic in the debut collection last season and once again, for A/W 10-11, Brundage has our feet firmly encased in yards of elastic which is actually all the better to stretch over and accommodate any wooly socks or chunky tights (at one point last winter, I wore two pairs of tights AND socks all together to keep the legs warm…). The premise is still that of practicality and so the sole gets a very grippy lug sole (similar to the zig zag ones that Camilla Skovgaard has taken to) which are all the better for slippery surfaces. See, a sign that I may not be completely away with the fairies and that yes, we must WALK in these damn shoes.
The light unpolished wood of last season's heels gets a ash-grey finish that also looks fit for trudging in and around wet surfaces. Oh dear lord… I think this may be my mother talking. Please make this incessant practical-point talking cease!
The elastic also gets a whole lot chunkier and thicker so that the foot is more covered up. If feet ever did mysteriously gain weight, this of course wouldn't be a problem with these shoes… incidentally, is it merely a myth that feet don't get fat… I've definitely noticed toes fluctuating in sizes… this could of course be my overactive brain.
I kind of wouldn't mind if this boot was entirely made out of elastic from the heel up…
I kind of expect there to be seat belt clasps somewhere in this shoe where the elastic seems to veer off into the little folds that you see in safety straps…
Elastic may be allowing feet to get acrobatic but safety first…and no whites…! Beware of broken pavements! And don't sit too closely to the windows on buses! (Can you tell I'm missing my mother a little bit?)