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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Three cheers for the return of low heels!



Louboutin My feet were fashion forward before their time.

A revolution is underway in the shoe department, Vogue has declared. Deadly six-plus inch heels are so last decade. Now designers are embracing the soft and cuddly kitten heel.

For once, my wardrobe is ready.

My last dance with high heels involved a bronze, sling-back Steve Madden peep toe. (Sorry, Steve, but I know you're wrong about comfort and your high heels.) After a few hours of meet and greet at a rehearsal dinner, I was ready to scream.

I know expensive high heels are supposed to be kinder, but $1K Louboutins are outside my universe. My options: go low or suffer for beauty. I'll pluck and tweeze all day long, but feet can only contort so far.

Bandolino Finally, the fashion world concurs. Vogue says designers are embracing lower heels and concealed platforms, which add height but have the look and feel of pumps. Of course, platforms and stilettos still have a place in our closets, but trend-setters are smitten with the effortless style of Michelle Obama's smart (and highly mobile) Jimmy Choo kitten heels.

What do you think: Is low the new high?

Deal Diva Letitia

(Photo: Left: Christian Louboutin snakeskin concealed platform pump, left, a new spring arrival at Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,045. Right: The look for less (and lower) from Bandolino, $50 at Macy's.) 

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:26pm]


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