New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Accessories: The Shoes, Part 2

Posted on September 19, 2013

Donna Karan Spring 2014 Collection

Edun Spring 2014 Collection

Emerson by JFS Spring 2014 Collection

Helmut Lang Spring 2014 Collection

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2014 Collection

J. Mendel Spring 2014 Collection

Jason Wu Spring 2014 Collection

Jeremy Scott Spring 2014 Collection

Jill Stuart Spring 2014 Collection

Marchesa Spring 2014 Collection

Marissa Webb Spring 2014 Collection

Michael Kors Spring 2014 Collection





[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

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  • gabbilevy

    In general, I like what I see in this second half much better than in part 1. Really loving the J. Mendels.

  • RussellH88

    I would wear those Emerson shoes.

    I’m actually coveting them.

    • oatmealpie

      I was just making plans to DIY them.

    • rh33

      I want those shoes, too!

    • Katie

      I instantly googled them before making it to any more shoes.

  • Latin Buddy

    On behalf of gay men everywhere, ladies, chunky heels (while more comfortable than pumps…believe me, I’ve worn both) are the WORST! In the words of Nina, “they’re not aesthetically pleasing”

    • formerlyAnon

      Sorry, I’ve got the whole “jolie laide” thing going on with clunky shoes.

      Plus, as a certified short folk with an unquestionable streak of klutziness, a bit of height that I can wear without disaster for 14 hours is sometimes important. Y’all will just have to avert your eyes. 😉

    • Let it out

      Fair enough! At least Donna Karan’s doing a decent job of bridging the gap between orthopedic and excruciating. The rest of these, not so much.

  • calimon

    Those Jason Wu’s are taking the ‘naked-foot’ shoe to another level.

    • Little_Olive

      Yes, the amount of toe-spill is offensive. We should start a signature campaign, ladies.

      • UsedtobeEP

        You can tell how awful those things are to wear, too. CHeck out the grip on those toes.

        • quiltrx

          My toes are cramping just looking at them. awful.

  • VioletFem

    In my imaginary world where I can afford all the designer apparel I desire, I would get the Emerson, J. Mendel, Jeremy Scott, and the Marchesa shoes.

    • marlie

      I’m with you *except* for the Jeremy Scott collection. 🙂

      • VioletFem

        LOL! It’s definitely “quirky” but my taste tends to veer that direction at times. I really only care for the red pump and the star shoes (and maybe the zebra print in a different color).

  • Beardslee

    Kudos to Marchesa for designing heeled shoes that won’t do permanent damage to feet. The rest are pretty objects but oh, those tortured toes!

    • demidaemon

      I actually like the shoes better than most of the clothes they designed this season.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    So glad that they are finally going away from the stripper platforms for the most part.

  • teensmom99

    What can I say? I love shoes and thus I love most of these.

  • StellaZafella

    I could lorv me some of those Emerson striped flat oxfords to wear with a suit. As a boy.

    • formerlyAnon

      Higher impact on a boy. (ETA: & that’s a good thing, if it wasn’t clear.)

  • alyce1213

    I love the striped Emerson oxfords, but they’re out of my age range. Other than those, there’s really nothing I covet.

    • MilaXX

      I dunno, I’m 50 & I’d wear them in a heartbeat.

      • alyce1213

        I’d have worn them at 50 too (sigh). I love oxfords, have b&w spectators and white bucks, but these are a little wowee for me now (sigh again).

    • marlie

      No such thing as being out of your age range. Maybe out of your comfort range (or price range, but let’s pretend money is no object), but otherwise, go for them!

  • Rhonda Shore

    None of these shoes speak to me, except the Emerson flats.

  • Jacquelyn

    How could anyone possibly walk in Wu’s last shoe???? HOW?
    Jeremy Scott’s shoes. Gimme. Now.

    • marlie

      I think there’s a toe loop thingy (as in the second-to-last Wu), but still, they’d be a pain to wear anyway.

    • kimmeister

      Look at last pair of Jeremy Scott shoes – those things have got to be three sizes too big on the poor model!

      • DuBey2

        I’m amazed they don’t trip more often.

  • decormaven

    Those Jeremy Scott colorblocked boots make me smile- hope those show up on some star’s feet! The J. Mendel ankle strap shoes look very spring-y.

  • Amanda Welliver

    I’ve never seen so many ugly toes all in one place…

    • decormaven

      It’s a podiatrist’s waiting room on parade.

  • jw_ny

    oh boy…doesn’t look like it’s gonna be a good season for women’s shoes…

  • Miss WKS

    butt ugly all. and stupid. just stupid butt ugly unwearable bullshit designed footwear. the end.

  • Deedles

    Looks like I will be going yet another season without a Shoe (with a capital “S”) purchase.

  • JauntyJohn

    I want them to sell tiny action figures (sold separately, of course) of Go Go Dancers to place in the Herve Leger heels. They can shimmy and gyrate as you walk.

    Too High Concept?

    • Munchkn

      Those heels do recall the dance cages that 60s go-go dancers were in, don’t they

    • quiltrx

      They could be solar-activated (like the ubiquitous nodding flowers and Hawaiian girls) and gyrate incessantly. I think this is your million dollar idea. (wink)

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    Maybe it’s because I clearly want to be wearing boots and closed toe shoes, but I’m kinda thinking “meh” about all of these.

  • mjude

    love the emerson shoes.

    • MilaXX

      I want those blue ones badly! I may have to start searching for affordable knockoffs. Imagine those with a cute pair of boyfriend jeans

  • Anplica Fiore

    I now see why we’ve been seeing so many naked looking feet on the red carpet. Designers make/use them so their models have some room for their toes. :p

  • pajmahal

    Naked shoes can’t die fast enough.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow it’s awesome that useless torture shoes come in such a variety of ugly styles year after year!

  • Little_Olive

    Sh*t, I like none. At all. :/

  • MilaXX

    I want those Emerson lace up flats and the Marchesa kitten heels with the metallic toe.

  • Ronni H.

    I like the Donna Karan shoes. The rest are eh.

  • Tanya Wade

    I just frickin’ CAN’T with the toe spread anymore. However, hook me up with the color bar boots.

  • Trickytrisha

    It’s interesting, these recent shoe designs… toes are inherently not very attractive for the most part, unless a gal is gets lucky in the digit gene pool, yet it seems that these designers are going out of their way to show as much toe and toe cleavage as possible. Poor little piggies.

  • marlie

    The J. Mendel shoes are my favorite by far, but I like the Marchesa collection too. I also like some of the Donna Karans, and the flats in the Emerson collection. The Jeremy Scott shoes are HIDDY, and in general, I hate the big, clunky platforms.

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  • Judy_J

    Just looking at those green tiger-striped Jeremy Scott heels makes my bunion throb. I feel for the poor girl who had to model that pair. It’s painfully obvious they don’t fit, either.

  • kimmeister

    The buckles on those Edun shoes are RIDIC.

    • VicD

      I LOVE those – they are my favorites of this bunch. I wonder if those buckles make them uncomfortable though?

  • formerlyAnon

    Better than the first batch. Lots of cute but questionably flattering, lots of call back to the ’70s.

  • MoreShoes

    It seems nobody wants them, so gimme the Hervé Léger. I can’t see the appeal of the Emerson shoes, they look geriatric to me.

    • Donna Tabor

      They look more fall than spring. Who wants to wear those with skirts or shorts?

      • J. Preposterice

        Me. I rock the sockless oxford with shorts all the time, and summer dresses, too.

      • MoreShoes

        Where I live, you don’t wear shorts in spring…brrrr… I love the geometrical heels.

  • Kelly

    I love ankle straps, love the multi-colored go-go boot, adore the striped Oxfords. But for the most part, I’m *really* over platforms. Still, at least they provide a little more ballast than the ultra-high spike heels. Having to rest all your weight on such a proportionally-small surface? Ouch. Makes me wish I’d become a chiropractor. (I mean, look at the angle of the foot in that that zebra-striped Jeremy Scott — the model must be in misery.)

  • SouthernGirlRena

    I have a proposal. We should force all designers to walk around the block and up and down some stairs in each pair of their shoes before being allowed to sell them to anyone else. Do you think the designs would change?

  • Legs may look prettier in these high heels but feet themselves do not. Many of these shoes are cute and stylish but you can tell that feet don’t like them. Many of these toes are crunched up so that the model can stand up straight. I tried to be specific but I’m getting the labeling confused. I hate to say it but these designers may be giving women what they want but they are encouraging women to stuff their feet into things that don’t fit. I guess this might not be the place to be anti-fashion. I love fashion but some of these toes look like they hurt.

    Maybe it is the particular model’s feet that the designers used. Maybe if they found more flexible feet, these toes would look better.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Nothing’s giving me a woody (or would, had I the equipment).

  • if i was trying to sell shoes, first i would be sure that the shoes were the right size for the model. those green zebra jeremy scott’s might be cute if they weren’t two sizes too big. and i would be sure the model’s heels were free of blisters and callouses, michael kors.

  • crash1212

    Jeremy Scott, J. Mendel, and first 4 of Michael Kors FTW for me….although I liked the J. Mendel walking the runway more than the pictures.

  • This leaves me very concerned. There is so much I do not like here. The toe splaying must be stopped. And the ‘I bandaged my ankle and made it look like a shoe.’ Also…out. Where’s the pretty? And I don’t mean Georgina’s wedding slippers.

  • KayEmWhy

    Not crazy about shoes part 2 and some of them are contorting the toes. UGLY!

  • quiltrx

    NEED some of those (flat) Emerson oxfords!
    The Marchesas are so pretty and feminine. The Jeremy Scotts are really fun (though I don’t see how she’s staying in those green ones.

    • J. Preposterice

      I made grabby hands at the Emerson oxfords. I am an oxford-wearing type of gal and I love having a few unusual ones in the rotation.

      • joything

        Me, too.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    I was under the impression that Christian Louboutin had sued and won the right to claim the red sole exclusivly. I’m interested to know if the Marchesa shoes are actually Christian Louboutin for Marchesa. Does anyone know?

    I loove loooove looooooooove the wooden wedges from Jill Sander.

  • ItAin’tMe

    I want to thank the Donna Karan models for having pedicures and pretty feet.