Heavenly feather high heel shoes
Great fashion is divine, godly. The poetry- and art-loving ancient Greeks were so aware of this, in fact, that they created statues glorifying the accoutrements of their colorful pantheon (humor me). While Mount Olympus was populated by stylish divinities, my vote for most fashion-forward Greek god would have to go to Hermes for his iconic winged sandals.
You may not have the ability of speed or magical flight, but you can still look heavenly in a pair of your own mercurial feathered heels.
Diego Dolcini’s feather heel shoes team the sophistication of a classic pump with a plume of feathers fanning out of the heel, just the right dose of avant-garde and Burlesque showgirl flair. The Italian-made heel features goose, mallard, and guinea fowl feathers, juxtaposed interestingly with a 4 1/3 inch metal heel.
The $1,220.00 price tag is sky-high, so a more affordable alternative is a pair of plumed Jonathan Kayne peacock shoes in royal blue silk, $120 at ShoeBuy. The platform high heels are adorned with a few peacock feathers pluming out at the ankle to the heel and are designed by former Project Runway contestant Johnathan Kayne (you know, the one with the pageant queen flair).
Badgley Mischka Kiwi Sandals also have a 40s boudoir look, with its satin fabric and petal and feather bow detail at the center. They’re on sale for $79.99 at Piperlime right now too, so don’t wait too long to snag them!
Is your look more edgy? Brian Atwood’s ostrich feather booties combine suede and dyed South African ostrich feathers that don’t merely adorn but cover the shoe in a muff-like arrangement. The wine color is perfectly on trend and will take you straight into fall.
If actual feathers are too fussy, you can try for a trompe l’oeil feather pattern, or check out the Manolo Blahnik feather trim d’0rsay pump, which has feathers discreetly across the front band of the peeptoe high heel.