I’ve always had a thing for shoes with lug soles (thick, rubber, work-boot style soles). I’ve coveted gorgeous designer Stacy Lomman’s white “brothel creeper” shoes for several years. And in 2008, I pined for YSL Trooper Pumps that didn’t come in my size. Sigh. I still want a pump just like this.
I was psyched when the Wall Street Journal published a story in March on the increasing popularity of lug soles, figuring I’d finally find something that would fit if I had more options. My favorite from the story was the Stella McCartney ultra-lug shoe for Fall 2013, even though I usually don’t find Stella’s non-leather shoes very comfortable.
The boot version is fabulous too, isn’t it?
If I hadn’t already loved this look, Robin Thicke’s controversial but sooooooooo sex-ay “Blurred Lines” video would have done it for me. There are two videos, actually. The scantily-dressed-with-lug-sole-shoes version …
… and the topless-models-in-lug-sole-shoes version.
The videos convinced me that I needed my lug sole shoes in white, and I stuck with that idea until last month, when I saw a pair of black lace-up shoes in Opening Ceremony in London. I kept looking at them but wasn’t going to try them on because of the color until MrB — who has very strong opinions about shoes — said, “Those would look really cute with shorts.” Well! Who can resist a man who says that? The shoes came home with me.
I’ve been excited to do an outfit post with these — I thought I’d wear them to last week’s Skylar Grey concert — but it’s been so hot here that I haven’t yet worn the shoes outside, even with shorts. For now, I’m just dancing around in them in an air-conditioned apartment while listening to clothing-optional Robin Thicke songs.
But as soon as the temperature falls below 85°, I’m going to be out on the town in these!
UPDATED TO ADD: I was browsing Saks.com and I see that Prada and Miu Miu have fantastic lug sole styles for fall. It’s a lug sole lovers paradise!