Daily Archives: August 18, 2008

Dries Van Noten Wedges

Last week I finally tracked down an incredibly hard to find pair of gray patent wedges from the Dries Van Noten Fall 2007 RTW collection. There’s no denying that they’re strange looking and it took me months of contemplation before I finally decided that they were a go.

Now, I feel silly for waiting so long! Always trust the power of Dries. These shoes are shockingly comfortable because there’s a hidden one inch platform built into the front. Also, Dries has a way of using only the softest leather to line the shoes so you never feel any seams and they wear forever since the seams are triple-stitched.

This is my second pair of shoes from the Fall 2007 collection (a third is on the way!) and one of my favorite details is the sturdy tread that was featured in this line.

As you can guess, these shoes are not for the faint of heart. They will get you stopped in the grocery store by elderly women and talked up at parties. Some reviewers have called these shoes homely and orthopedic, but I have to disagree. They are like sculpture for the feet and I’m all for wearing my art!

Another girl who wears the Dries wedges totally effortlessly is Jane of Sea of Shoes. I never knew that mustard patent could look so cool!

What do you think of the Dries wedges? Edgy and fun or clunky and ugly?