100% Smitten With The New 80%20 Feathers Wedges
If you loved the various best-selling 80%20 “Molly” styles, with their flat soles, hidden wedge heels, covered and belted ankle uppers, open vamps, and single front straps running atop the toe area, then you’ll adore the new Feather style released for Spring 2011.
In keeping with the current platform shoe fascination, the 80%20 Feather wedge sandal features a 3 1/2″ cork wedge and 1″ cork platform. A sandal, wedge, and bootie hybrid, the front half of the Feather style looks like a platform sandal, with a single leather strap running from one side to the other and covering the toe region, while the rear half of the shoe resembles a bootie, with a baggy canvas fabric covering the ankles. Criss-crossed, buckled leather straps allow you to cinch the canvas uppers for a more secure fit and, when belted, create a paper bag-esque effect at the top. A thin leather trim lines the bottom of the canvas uppers, which run in a diagonal slant across the wedge heel and are secured in place with clog-like rivets. The leather and rivet details add an urban sensibility to the otherwise breezy silhouette, while the baggy uppers create a Bohemian effect and the exposed vamp area infuses the style with some serious sex appeal.
The Feather wedge sandals are available in black canvas with black leather trim (as pictured third and fourth from top) or in a delicious, ecru-colored, Baja woven fabric with vertical, Mexican sarape-like stripes in burnt orange, sunflower yellow, dark brown, burgundy, vivid turquoise, and light green. The light tan leather straps make the style’s Southwestern vibe really pop, while the breathable fabric makes this style ideal for leisurely walks along the park.
The sandals ship on March 7th, so pre-order your pair at Solestruck.com and be the first to join the “feather” weight class.
80%20 Feather Wedges, $145. Available at Solestruck.com