Lusting Kitten Heel Sling-backs. Wait, What?

It’s starting to seem like if I’m not trying to be my grandpa, I’m too caught up in trying to be my grandma. What is wrong with me?

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I came upon the left pictured sling-backs earlier today on Net-a-Porter and initially thought, “Wow! What great shoes.”

Naturally, I had to stop myself mid-thought to wonder what the hell was happening to my perception of that which I dub great. Since when do I advocate for micro-kitten heeled sling backs? Especially of a variety that feature a fenced pearl toe and assloads of glitter. In my own defense, I did originally think the glitter was denim which made the shoes all sorts of Balmain-ish. The thing is, when I learned I was wrong, I actually kind of maybe liked them more. They’d be great with ripped jeans, which is all I wear, or a utility jumpsuit, which I could pull together.

And that’s when the flood gates opened. In clicking through to the full product page, I learned they come in green. They come in pink. There’s a velvet pump version. And I like them all. For heaven’s sake, I like them all.

Is this the result of Saint Laurent’s subconsciously accosting my knowledge of that which constitutes good footwear? Or maybe today is just simply Emmanuelle Alt day on Man Repeller. The woman can do no wrong and she’s been sporting baby heels all fashion month. That’s all I got on my ruminations, though.

How do you fare?

[Bruno Magli shoes via Net-a-Porter]

  • Andrew B

    Perhaps their resemblance to slippers, and the comfort associated with the latter is too inviting for you to resist.
    More than that, the option to pair footwear that look like slippers with fashion that looks like PJ’s is the ultimate goal. That way you can say you “eat, breath and SLEEP” fashion. And if the bold letters weren’t enough I’ll repeat myself, SLEEP FASHION.

  • As someone who never actually learned how to walk in heels and like it…i don’t mind the height of red ones posted.

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    I’m pro kitten heel this season. I refuse to be ashamed! 🙂

  • No. No, no, no. And did I say: no?


  • In theory, I don’t mind the look, but whenever I put on kitten heels I feel like a complete buffoon. Somehow, they’re harder for me to walk in than four-inch stilettos.

    • Selena Aponte

      I concur, they hurt!

  • Margaret Ely

    reciting “meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow” is the closest i come to anything to do with kittens.

  • Amatoria Clothing

    I support anything that makes my feet hurt less. Grandma Chic is so hot.