White Feet

Leandra Medine | May 15, 2012

While we’re talking footwear, what do you think of these freaks? They just landed at my doorstep–I knew they were coming, so did my depleting bank account and in my head I had already conjured some fifteen outfits that would implement the white leather foot containers–they look a bit like opaque containers, don’t they?–and when they came: surprise! Patent leather. It’s a whole new story this but at least they’re still swimming under this trend story’s umbrella and for the sake of a good pun: rain proof too, which is ironic, awesome and pertaining to the current climate instantaneously. What’s more, man repelling indeed: this shoe spares toe cleavage for no digets. Not even an elongated middle toe, over accentuated by the nature of the shoe’s opening. So, should I keep them or send back? The decision is up to you, though I will say I’m leaning toward an affirmative yes, classic and quirky is a hard marriage to come by.  

Jil Sander sandals, Genetic Denim jeans…overalls, really.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09943125131354949803 amarabubz

    love white shoes for this season! just bought me a pair from zara #copyandpaste 😉

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01356605852223834158 Elisa

    You should absolutely keep them. As you rightly said, classic and quirky is a rare combination which should be cherished when stumbled upon.

    Elisa Eymery

    Wandering Minds clothing


  • http://www.shopmezzanine.com Anna

    Yes, yes-quirky, classic, and man-repelling-they do seem so you, but your tendency toward second thoughts on this pair is not without merit. I love the heel and the overall 60s vibe I get from this shoe, but definitely have problems with the foot casing. The lack of toe cleavage and the fact that it's less cute peep toe and more open-toed like a sandal my Great Aunt Clara would have worn who always had swollen feet and even more swollen ankles-pretty gross, I know. But that's the overall vibe I get, and although Great Aunt Clara's were probably actually from the 60s, that fact could not redeem her pair either. You had me at Jil Sander, but you lost me at the toe.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03571723146925317213 Anneka

    Keep keep keep!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09909931906350012277 NEF ‘N NAT

    amaaaaazing, def keep them 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17148111062292591902 Adelina Alexander

    Sshhh, don't say that, they will hear you. Must keep!!!

  • http://dustandthunderstorms.tumblr.com bonnie thunderstorms

    keepkeep. no wait, send them to me in case…

  • Anonymous

    "aaaaaand …. it's a swing & a miss !"

    sorry, that was just a random baseball analogy to help me shrug & say: *meh* to those toe cleavage-less white romper-stompers.

    but, hey: that's just me, ya know ?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03683836263018672829 Neijah

    Those are some damn good white leather foot containers!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03400536850175310535 Dark Blue Stripes

    Definitely keep them! Those shoes have been on my wish list for a while now. Love them!


    Dark Blue Stripes

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15112146372290566286 Marcia

    You can never go wrong with Jil Sander, so I love it. Even though they slightly resemble nurse shoes and look very uncomfortable.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10431646916294089600 Kelly Malka

    I saw these on your instagram earlier, love them!xxx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09244795452797117706 Julie D.

    Yes! Keep them.
    I love all of the funky little quirks about them– the teeny tiny peep of toe, the curve-cutout heel, the squared off tip. If they made them big enough for my huge feet (& if I had the money to spare) I'd buy them too.

    <3 Hudson East

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02248075577740477083 NoelleMac

    Send them back.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03455323507172549227 THATS GRYT

    I am absolutely horrible at pairing any outfit with white shoes. It's just not my thing but if you have already conjured 15 outfits. Keep them because we would love to see the magic will you do with them.

    THATS GRYT, Aves Gry

  • http://carethewear.wordpress.com Cristián Pavez Díaz

    Keep them, embrace them and show them off. They own a misunderstood magic.
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.

    Twitter: @cristianpavezd
    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/uywe6X

  • http://wnyfashion.blogspot.com wny

    Those shoes should have your name on them! I say keep!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09962098914544990577 ambika anand

    you can't return them cause i saw you wear them tonight!!!!! hahaha great talk tonight, loved that you all had your unique sense of humor 🙂 totally agreed with everything you said about confidence being chic. i'm so sick of that word for the day though.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05325818409520093522 Beckerman Girls

    THEY ARE KEEEEPERS!!! DO NOT RETURN!!! We are screaming' all the way from Toronto!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE em!!! Jil would be proud! killer hot! Love the heel! Rock em' hardcore!!!! Love how they are white patent—soooo Beatles-60's Edie Sedgwick APPPPROVED!! Major!!!!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07743445436045229956 Elise and Margot

    keep them!

    x For Happy Days

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05062576485851071993 Ritika

    A must keep! Quite man-repelling ehhh!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10659735586043641198 ROULA
  • http://brijetblog.wordpress.com/ brijetblog

    White kind of question is that? (I can pun too) Keep! Im loving white shoes from Celine'. I didn't know these existed and I've found a new love now! The heel looks like a celery stick!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00896638834590707229 Miss Molly
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16655697371573105290 Heichal Salomon

    They are too high, but beautiful..

  • http://indecisemarise.wordpress.com maryse

    J'aime !! très joli en blanc !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    these platforms are looking cool


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Keep them they are great!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 TripsTreasures

    I think they suit your style !

    new outfit post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15664502134805475932 Her Persona
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02163169631359243246 TeuntjeVDW

    The shoes are too beautiful! xx.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04061177077305996826 Gita

    A little white princesses.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00347223215565766182 Liza Chloë
  • http://humanwomen.wordpress.com the (un?)social butterfly

    I cannot say it better so I´ll just follow Anna on this one (hi!). Forget men, I am repelled by the toeless holes — it´s a terrible loss of a great heel, but some marriages are just not meant to be.


  • http://theeditblog.tumblr.com/ The Edit

    I absolutely love them. PLEASE keep them. I want to see you style them!

    xxx the edit xxx


  • Anonymous

    You used them yesterday to go to the MET so cannot give them back I'm afraid..
    Very articulate in the panel, congrats!

  • http://pinkwedges.wordpress.com/ Sheyla

    Keep them! I love the heels.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03032226995355480821 Laura L.
  • Anonymous

    Yes! with boyfreind jeans and a sleeveless shirt.
    I have been wondering… why do you never wear Polka dots? You should, I love them

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16208676479725511268 Nika

    Mmmmm, despite the warm reception they've been getting, I don't know. I'd have to see them on. I love the heel, but the front is more awkward side of the mid 90s than the swinging retro look they were obviously aiming for… And the toes is definitely a problem. Not nearly enough cleavage. 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08121386960291710855 Blondie

    love the hair all over the floor..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10732957692645575852 Leah

    Completely agree: classic and quirky. I say yes.
    They've got the right structure and great shape.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08110600737650176838 Katie

    no toe cleve is right – the only thing that could make those more repellent is a kitten heel.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02903640722114840583 My Style

    love the shoes! white accessories are divine!



  • Anonymous

    They look comfortable, but nothing special. There are so many nice shoes on the market, i wouldn't bother with these.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    SO you. I can already imagine what you're going to wear with them. They have a classic vintage appeal which I adore.



  • Anonymous


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02835853021499345956 k come karolina


    xoxo from rome

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04477864705071088077 maya

    Oh the things I would do to have those shoes on my feet! KEEP!

  • http://sjpreads.blogspot.com/ spalmer_60640

    I love this picture even better than the one yesterday – the shoes look like they are glowing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate
  • http://stylesaint.com Saint Allison

    Ha…your writing always cracks me up and I'm loving the crisp whites.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01862856685689985823 jenaly enns
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04378479064679690466 Amy Rose

    They're so 90s, so Clueless! Ultra cool 😉

    Check out my latest article 'Is fast fashion dead' now up at


    Amy Rose

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13619891244868243308 Jzanotti
  • A.Olsson

    Black patent leather is a bit to shiny-shine (not in a good way) for me, however white shiny-shine sounds pretty rocki'n.. hell keep them!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon

    I love white shoes from Spring!


  • Anonymous

    They're too white and too leather, so I'd say you should send them back.

  • http://gine.ch/ Gine

    I never liked white shoes…but I am sure you will make me change my opinion…


  • http://www.skincloud.com/skincare/ Skin Care Products

    I love this shoe. White is my favorite color. Thanks for sharing.