Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Marc Jacobs Remix

Some call it bizarre or just plain tacky, while others say it is pure creative genius. Anyway you slice it (no pun intended!), the Marc Jacobs 'reverse' or 'backward' heel as shown in September for his 2008 collection seem to be making a huge splash in the world of shoe gurus everywhere. These pumps feature a traditional stacked heel directly under the ball of the foot while the heel of the shoe is left to balance on its own over the floor, seemingly defying gravity. Many fashion critics source the attention that the MJ shoe is gathering toward the conscious move away from the "It" bag craze toward the "It" shoe. While we all scrounge to find a shoe to call our own, the reverse heel, which was seen dominating both the Marc Jacobs Fall show as well as many other designers' collections in varied forms, seem to be the answer for many. Like many of Jacobs' past work, you have to see it to believe it!

Whether or not these heels are comfortable or practical seems to be taking a backseat to the fact that they are fashion-forward and something new and refreshing in the world of women's heels. Jacob's design undoubtedly puts an additional stress on the foot by forcing you to put their weight on the ball of your feet, compromising the luxury to lean backwards (God forbid!) or else you'd fall on your face. These chic shoes have been met with much criticism and have been the dominating topic of many fashion blogs, magazine and newspaper articles, and runway reports

You know what they say! "If the shoe fits..."

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