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Mile High Club — Pura Lopez Styles For Fall 2009




My love ofPura Lopez shoes is, well, pure. There’s a theatrical element to Pura Lopez’s heels, and yet they never read as over-the-top or costume-y. In fact, one of the things I love about the Spanish footwear designer is how she references classic, ubiquitous silhouettes and reinvents them through the use of interesting materials, colors, and manufacturing techniques. For Fall 2009, Lopez turned to hefty platforms to give otherwise prim silhouettes a bit more heft.

Pura Lopez’s Fall 2009 offerings range from knee-high boots with riding motifs to studded leather and suede pumps and flats, but perhaps the biggest unifying factor is the incorporation of platforms in everything from pumps to ankle booties. I love how much personality the 1 1/4″ platform adds to the simple R300 Pump (pictured second from top in a suede “Prune” color) and how it accentuates the optical effect created by the wavy stripes on the R303 Platform Pump (pictured at top). The heels on the styles above measure 4 3/4 inches on average, so you’ll literally be taking your style to new heights!

Pura Lopez R303 Platform Pump, $344.95;  R300 Pump, $309.95; and R134A T-Strap Pump, $364.95. Available at Endless.com

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