I am so thrilled that single-sole pumps are back. I never really understood the wild triple-platform craziness that seemed to take over the shoe universe for years, rendering shoes higher and higher each season, to the point that I wondered how people could walk at all in “fashionable shoes.” Whenever I started to feel like I was the only one who wasn’t wearing shoes with five inch soles, I thought of Jackie Kennedy and felt nearly certain that she’d never have worn over-the-top platform pumps. I understand that platforms are comfortable, and I don’t mind a tiny hint of a platform, if it’s well hidden, but if you want to see a shoe that will never go out of style, it’s got to have a single sole.
So color me giddy that single soles are back at the forefront of shoedom. They are simple and sexy and flattering. They don’t look like animal hooves, which I see as a plus in footwear.