Can you live on one shoe?

Topshop block heel lace ups, shop in black suede, gold jacquard, and leopard. Photo by Cooperricca

It used to be the pump: Loubtan has So Kate, Monolo makes their BB pump in a dozen colors, and Saint Laurent is always sure to have a few choice colors for the Paris pump, but by whatever name you call it, the skinny pointy toe completely countered any look.

Stream lined, a shoe with a plunging toe line and so skinny heel it quivers. In any print or color they could make even the baggiest of heram pants sexually or professionally presentable.

So, if So Kate taught us anything, a shoe that can be worn with everything makes getting dressed a little bit less of a mind puzzle that it is. And since I have a dozen or so flavors collected of her, it's only fitting that I'm ready to move onto the next. And anywayz, my skirt length de jour is a short one, short enough to have been sent home during the grades 5 and up, and as the hem of my skirt waxes and wanes, so does the heel it companions.

Enter the 8 hour work shoe. I've even tested it myself: all 8 hours and then some (happy hour.) Pragmatic,adorable, and practically podiatrist approved, 40 MM is my new safe word for the aching balls of my feet.