I egotistically like to think of myself as one of the first to jump on the flatform trend. I’ve been wearing them since early November, after realising I needed a flat shoe that offered some of the leg-lenghtening and hight-adding qualities of a heel.
Hence on a trip to Copenhagen, I noticed that flatforms by utilitarian shoe company, Vagabond seemed to be on every stylish Danish girl’s feet and in every shoe boutique in the capital.
These were the shoe antidote, I realised, and so I promptly purchased a pair in black suede.
Now a lot of people take issue with flatforms due to their ugly aesthetics. Granted, they’re not the most elegant of shoe nor the most stylish, but they’re really comfy and flattering. Sometimes, you’ve got to choose shoes that do something for the leg as opposed to how they look on the foot- that seems to be my sometime shoe-choosing mantra anyway.
From the flatform shoe, out came a whole host of variants including the revival of the Creeper, flatform sneakers, and even flatform brogues, loafers, boat-shoes and other hipster-style types which I actually love.
But my current obsession lies with flatform sneakers, Superga style. My favourites and next on my purchasing list are these from ASOS, in a more unusual velvet finish:
I love the velvet maroon pair. There’s kind of a weird baroque and decadent feel brought to a modern pair of sneakers. Kind of awesome, and great for wearing with jeans and just stomping around in!
What do you guys think? Are these controversial shoes yay or nay?