New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Accessories: The Shoes, Part 3

Posted on September 20, 2013

Nanette Lepore Spring 2014 Collection

Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2014 Collection

Nicole Miller Spring 2014 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014 Collection

Peter Som Spring 2014 Collection

Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 Collection

Proenza Schouler Spring 2014 Collection

Rag & Bone Spring 2014 Collection

Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014 Collection

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2014 Collection

Reed Krakoff Spring 2014 Collection





[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

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  • AnnPopovic

    That little strap-across-the-heel thing just looks like an accident. “Oh! Fix, oh, wait nevermind”. That’s not a good reaction.

    • GillianHolroyd

      yeah, I’m getting “the elastic on my underwear just popped and now my panties slid down to my knees” feeling.

    • tereliz

      I like it as a cute little wink toward the increasing accessibility of BDSM culture, a la 50 Shades. It’s different.

    • UsedtobeEP

      I wish I could see the toe.

  • Jacquelyn

    I’ll take every Oscar de la Renta shoe in a size 8 please.

    • HobbitGirl

      I like them too! Everything else just looks so clunky and heavy. I like my shoes pleasant.

    • kimmeister

      I’ll take them in a 9, minus the orange pair.

      • marlie

        Good I’ll take those. 😉

    • Sarah

      Yes, agreed! My favorites of all the shoes featured.

      My feet ache for the poor Prabal Gurung model with the sore on her ankle. Not fun.

      • demidaemon

        I liked those and the Nicole Miller. Everything else was hideous or looked horribly painful or awkward to wear.

    • Aurumgirl

      Aren’t they beautiful?

    • MRC210

      My, those are pretty.

    • kate40

      The blue belt across the floral toe! Adorbs!!

  • Rand Ortega

    I have GOT to have those Peter Som loafers. 2 DIE!

    • decormaven

      They’re pretty spectacular, yes?

    • eandh99

      pretty much the ONLY pair of shoes in this whole post I’d want to own. Hate, hate, hate the heavy, chunky-heeled platforms

    • Lanus

      They are the only ones I COULD wear, so I gave them extra eyeball action. CUTE. MOAR LOW/MODERATE HEELS, DESIGNERS!

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I’m a dude and now I want to go to Dallas Shoe Warehouse and destroy my finances.

    • Lucía Gavello

      I know how you feel… well, not the being a dude part.

      But seriously TLo, thanks for these posts! My kind of porn.

  • Blair Sylvester

    I like the Peter Som, Nicole Miller, and Oscar
    The Rebecca Taylor and the bottom half of the Rebecca Minkoff aren’t half bad.
    The rest are awkward either clunky or tortured and most just seem way overworked

  • mjude

    hey millaxx what do you think of the little boy blue loafer? i love it 🙂

  • crash1212

    Oscar de la Rent, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler – FTW. Honorable Mention – Rebecca Taylor.

  • tereliz

    Proenza’s updated fisherman sandals are my faves, but I kind of like the sharp, editrix chic look of the Narciso Rodriguez heels. Bless you for choosing photos with no exposed, flailing pinky toes! 😉

    • decormaven

      Although the foot sores on one of the Prabal Gurung models is troubling. Hard to overlook…

      • barbarienne

        Seriously. I get that models are often forced to wear shoes that don’t fit, and this makes sore spots on their feet–we’ve all been there. But when showing off their shoe line, I expect designers to hire professional foot models.

        • Your expectations are totally unrealistic. No one is “showing off their shoe line.” These are shots taken from the runway shows for the spring lines. These are runway models; not foot models. These aren’t advertisements for shoes.

          • DuBey2

            Thank you. And Thank you for going to the trouble to show us the shoes as they actually walked “in real life”. Since so many shoe ads do not show them being worn, its sometimes hard to guage where on the leg they’d fit. Some are beautiful when seen “empty” but don’t deliver on the promise once they are on the foot.

          • barbarienne

            Good to know. I didn’t realize it worked that way.

  • jspark

    So it looks like you saved the worst for last… I don’t see anything here interesting.

  • spooki C

    When did shoes ever become more “contraptions to bind the foot” than actual footwear?

    • Only the oxfords look remotely comfortable.

    • Ms_Flyover

      Sometime in the 10th century, if my history on this is any good.

  • sagecreek

    I love the Nanette Lapore sandals. I wonder if she’d barter for a carwash?

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    Proenza, Oscar, Narcisco. Size 9. Kthnxbye.

  • MilaXX

    Not overly impressed with this lot at all. I detest shoes with zippers up the back. The least offensive are the Oscar de la Renta & Prabal Gurung collections.

  • seelebrennt

    i LOVE the Narciso Rodriguez, the orange Oscar de la Renta and a couple of the Prabal Gurung!

    • jtabz

      Seconding RE: the orange de la Rentas. I love the periwinkle accents.

  • I like the Nicole Miller wedges and Oscar’s polka dots, pretty much everything Peter Som’s got going on, and the Prabal Gurung offerings as objets d’art. The scabs on that models ankle and forefoot tell quite a tale.

  • Kelly

    Not my favorite shoe batch. Krakoff just looks geriatric. I do like the Nicole Miller bottom two and the entire Rodriguez batch. I liked the Peter Soms at first glance, but the more I study them, I think they’d make your legs look stubby because of the thickness of the tongues and the straps. Thinner straps look better when there’s a lot going on at the ankle.

  • marlie

    I like the Narciso Rodriguez collection, but the OdlR and Reed Krakoffs are my favorites in this bunch. One classically ladylike, and the other slightly edgy without being cartoony.

  • Kate

    Proenza Schouler for the win

  • Donna Tabor

    OdlR, most def. Narciso Rodriguez for backup.

  • pdquick

    I want the orange OdlR’s. I don’t care if I fall off them and die. Do they come in size 13? Because I’m a dude.

  • superemang

    love the O dela Rs and the Reed Krakoffs.

  • guest2visits

    Yay for the polka-dot Oscar’s (yes, Oscar’s shoes, I said it). And yay for the Proenza wood & leather sculptures.

  • joything

    Peter Som oxfords! Otherwise … ouch. Sympathetic nerve pain.

  • quiltrx

    The de la Renta’s are all pretty great. And those Som oxfords are bitch-cut-worthy!

    • J. Preposterice

      once again, with the oxfords. *offers fistbump*

  • binketta

    Can T&Lo wear high heels for 8 hours and then come back and tell us how wonderful they are? Not to mention all the designers. Lord, I love the look. However, I also know how it feels to walk in those puppies.

    • Are you complaining about imaginary words? Because we’ve never once written about how wonderful it is to wear high heels.

      It truly doesn’t matter what we write sometimes – or even if we don’t write anything at all. People will still complain about what we said – EVEN WHEN WE DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Didn’t you know you invented high heels?

  • Michelle Wilson

    Peter Som should stop designing shoes.

  • kathrineb

    What’s the point in all these fab shoes when all the celebs default to putty and beige ones all the time

    • lobsterlen

      It sort of tragic isn’t it.

      • kathrineb

        Yep. That’s for sure. They have the money and people willing to lend them shoes like this.

  • MoreShoes

    Miller and De la Renta for me please. The Gurung shoes look like they’re falling apart any minute now.

  • MNStargrl

    I want to know what shoes the model on the top right of the Prabal Gurung grouping wore before these…those would not be shoes to get since she has a sore the size of a nickle on her leg! Poor thing!

  • Ms_Flyover

    Peter Som bowling shoes for the win! (I do love my flats)

  • VicD

    Rebecca Minkoff is over thinking it. Nanette Lepore for the fun-and-wearable-win. And WHAT IS UP with that one Prabal Gurung model’s feet? A weeping blister on her heel? I feel her pain (some days, literally), but that is disgusting.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      It kind of doesn’t sell the shoes, does it?

    • really. could they not find a model who didn’t have scabs on her feet? that’s just gross. also, why not photo-shop?

    • That is Fashion Week. Most of the models are wearing ill-fitting shoes, so blisters (and even cuts and bruises) are inevitable. If you look closely, there’s at least one other model that has a sore on her leg, right where a boot or extreme gladiator-type heel/sandal must have chafed; one with a bruised foot, and I’m pretty sure one of the Oscar de la Renta models has the beginnings of a raw spot on the side of her foot.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Is there a good way for a person not brought up in heels to start wearing them in midlife? Because several of these are awfully pretty, but I never spent any time in training heels, and wearing grown-up heels causes serious pain…

    I like the Rag and Bone, the blue Peter Som, the patterned Rebecca Minkoff, and all of the Nicole Millers.

    • formerlyAnon

      I’ve recently started wearing low-to-moderate heels after doing some serious knee rehab, but for nearly 25 years I wasn’t able to wear more than an inch of heel. So my experience may not apply, but:

      Strengthen the muscles in your thighs and that stabilize your knees. I didn’t expect my rehab to affect my ability to wear heels, but it did. Once I could (in flats) push my entire body weight up from & lower it back into, a chair on one leg (slowly, with the movement under your control, not gravity’s) – without pushing off with both legs or taking weight on an arm – I regained the ability to walk down stairs in heels. Bad news: this could take months of work, depending where you’re starting from.

      Other than that, try on a bunch. Plan on paying extra for brands that are supposed to feel good or that really do feel good. Build up to wearing them for hours gradually, starting with 10-15 minutes around the house. I don’t think I’ll ever find really high heels comfortable enough to wear, but I find that I can go up to 2.5″-3″or so now, which makes a HUGE difference in the styles available to me.

    • DuBey2

      My best advice is make sure the shoe fits snugly or properly to your arch, and also, with some of these, that the straps (ankle monitors hah!) hit at the right spot and don’t pull when you walk. I’ve found that several famous “Comfortable” brands are NOT good for me – so its just what fits your foot. Wedges are a no for me because they don’t flex when I walk. I have a high arch so I cannot wear ballet slipper type flats at all, but in heels (OK these aren’t hi fashion but they do some very nice knockoffs of the sexier looks) Nine West fits me. But again, thats due to my high arch (and also short ankle). Do not buy more than 1 pair of a certain brand or style until you’ve gone home and actually walked in the shoes in Real Life for 3 wks or so. 1 Bjorn fair fit me fabulously, but none of the others did because the leather stretched in an area that made them to loose above my footbed.
      One other personal trick I have for heels is if its got a bit of peep toe or sandal I can tolerate the shoe for longer periods of time than a pump because- believe me, in higher heels the toe is where all your weight will be pushing on constantly! And pointy toed pumps need to be considered carefully for that same reason.
      Sorry for such a long post.

      • BuffaloBarbara

        No sorries… that’s good advice! Unfortunately, I can’t heed the part about peep toes, since closed toes are required at work.

        I’ve been wearing ballet flats for years. It’s time to step it up a little, so to speak.

  • formerlyAnon

    I *like* chunky heels and platforms, and I think the Proenza Schoulers are ugly, ugly, ugly.

    Back in my younger days I’d have sprained an ankle trying to wear the Nanette Lepore, and beyond that, there are maybe half a dozen or eight shoes I like, mostly from different lines, and nobody’s line stands out overall.

  • ballerinawithagun

    I love black & white polka dot shoes!!!

  • DuBey2

    Love the Oscars most, then, Prabal Gurung, and Rebecca Taylor collections. Nicole Miller 2 on left I like, because, unlike another BK here, I DO like zippers up the back: SO much quicker to step in and Go! Less need to become a contortionist as I try to buckle up 3-6 tiny straps with invisible holes while I twist and look practically over my shoulder. But thats just me.

  • Hey, i was going to answer a note from TLo that i received via disqus, but can’t find my original post complaining about the model’s scabby feet. either it was deleted or disqus is screwing with me. anyways, thank you for pointing out that these are runway shots. i truly had no idea, i thought they were from lookbooks or other ad-type shots. that explains a lot. you guys always have the real-deal inside scoop, pros that you are. thanks for setting us straight.