I had the great fortune to spend some time this weekend with my fabulous friend and former colleague, Julie Rando. Julie is a shoe designer and one of the best I ever had the pleasure to work with. She's done it all, from athletic for PF Flyers and New Balance, lifestyle for Keds, women's casual for Clarks, fashion for Taryn Rose, Adrienne Vitadini, Tahari and Anne Klein.
Really chunky with natural covering, like cork wood. Michael Kors and Chloe pairs highlighted below.
The heel is clearly not for running around the block, but the neoprene and leather combo is a nod to the sporty trend. These 2 are by Balenciaga and adidas by Stella McCartney.
Large simple straps
Note the chunky heel in a very wearable height. Chunky heels are fresh and will be through 2015. These 2 are from 3.1 Philip Lim and Pedro Garcia.
And other hardware. Like jewelry for your feet. Check these out from Tod's.
Tailored with a twist. Kind of a crazy shoe. Take cues from the oxford and color blocking on these Thom Brown's.
Up the back
Thank you Julie for the insight and commentary! While these examples might not fit your lifestyle to a 't', take away the elements that inspire you and apply them to your Spring 2014 footwear purchases! ~ LB, with commentary and images from Julie Rando.