Prada, Marc, and Anna Sui take on the Ugg - and win.
There's a big difference between what works on a runway and what works in real life, and usually it comes down to footwear. Skinny spike heels are fantastic on a Balenciaga catwalk, but try wearing them to work - without breaking your legs, that is.
This story was published on March 2, 2009.
Maybe that's why this season's runway shoes inspire so much delight in the NYLON office: we can actually sport them without taking a strength-training class.
It started at Marc by Marc Jacobs, where the label ditched its usual neon Mary Janes in favor of purple and red Duck Boots, complete with furry lining for cold, rainy days. Then there was Anna Sui, where the Detroit native made a patent boot with Doc Marten's signature cream stitching along the sole, and a cropped, faux-fur collar on top.
And yesterday at Prada, our mouths dropped open when the favorite label of Gwyneth and Kirsten presented velvet cocktail dresses paired with blood-red Wellies - some with rubber heels, some with extended rubber tops that took the place of tights (or even pants, if you want to play it that way).
But there's still a week of new fashion left, including all the Paris shows. We'll bet at least one more big label clomps some outdoor boots down the runway - Stella, maybe it's you?