Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Shoe love: great heights at BT2 and Brown Thomas

If Rumi Neely has taught us nothing else, it’s of the importance of high, high chunky heels. (If you don’t know who Rumi Neely is, that’s okay, but one likes to make generalisations about the importance of fashion bloggers every …

Wed, Feb 9, 2011, 16:58

   

If Rumi Neely has taught us nothing else, it’s of the importance of high, high chunky heels. (If you don’t know who Rumi Neely is, that’s okay, but one likes to make generalisations about the importance of fashion bloggers every now and then, to reassure one of one’s own importance – seeing as ‘n’ how one happens to be a fashion blogger.)

ANYWAY. Neely seems to be permanently glued to some kind of ridiculously high wooden-soled heel – much as I would be to my Topshop wedges, were they easy to cycle in – and I couldn’t help but think of her when I saw these amazing-but-ridiculous designs by Carvela and Kurt Geiger in BT2 and/or Brown Thomas.

€185 by Carvela – chunky? Check. Wooden? Check. Clog detailing? Check. Man-repelling*? Cheeeeeeeeck.

Another €185 Carvela wonder. Reminds me of . . . is it Prada? Miu Miu? Who cares. Slobber.

A relative bargain at €125 – again by Carvela. Clogs + chains + chunky wooden heels + stud detailing = sensory overload. And yet, at first glance, they look so simple!

€175 by Kurt Geiger. Office-appropriate, as chunky, towering heels go. Could you walk in these? Because I couldn’t. These would be store-your-flats-under-the-desk-and-pray-for-no-toilet-breaks shoes. Because I’m that classy.

* Yes, I’m obsessed. I don’t care! Tomorrow I may find a new love, but for now, she is it. Deal with it! (xoxo)