It seems like fashion this season has been a lesson in contradictions; Menswear mixes with pretty lace, tough leather merges with floral prints. Combining tough, yet feminine elements create looks that are at once fresh and modern.
Take the shoe trend of Lug Soled Heels. Rugged rubber soles have you ready for a hike, while sleek stilettos keep things chic. The result is a combination that is perfect for the urban girl. I have to admit, when I first saw these, I wasn’t a fan, but they are kind of growing on me.
The (1) BCBGMAXAZRIA Toby Bootie, $250, has a sexy stiletto and peep toe, while a folded leather bootie and rubber sole add a bit of ruggedness to the look. (2) Tory Burch’s Lyle Bootie, $395, has been featured in Elle and People Style Watch. Olive green leather and a kiltie tongue for a bit of military inspiration. So tough, yet sexy, (3) the Camilla Skovgaard Button Bootie, $565, has button strap details and an exaggerated zig-zag lug sole. Finally, (4) the Pour La Victoire Lonlee Bootie, $395, comes in navy suede with a sexy exposed back zipper and laces.
What do you think of lug-soled heels? Would you wear them?