White-Soled Lace-Ups Take Spotlight
June 25, 2012 | Style & Beauty
Gray suede shoes, Bally ($795). Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211. Blue suede lace-up, Emporio Armani ($495). Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900. Brown suede cap-toe shoes, Façonnable ($550). 9680 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-247-8277.
Calling to mind the shiny, white fiberglass boat decks lining Marina del Rey’s harbor, this spring designers are thinking in bright white. White-soled lace-ups adorned the runways of Canali and Gucci, and are quickly taking over retailers’ shoe departments as well.
This season, the luxurious Swiss label Bally offers suede bucks and wing tips in shades of brown, navy, and bone gray, all with a light gray sole. Armani showed similarly soled styles in black and navy, while Façonnable’s offerings include camel-brown cap toes. These dapper new dress shoes make a statement when accessorizing a suit (pair them with pale gray wool or khaki cotton for a modern take), but their true beauty is most evident when wearing them sockless—and scuff-free— for a weekend sail.
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.