An observation. You know “bucks.” right? Usually beige suede oxford style men’s shoes with a pinkish-tan sole? Like this?
Known as a white buck, when they are, um white. In that case favored by dandies with good language skills.
Well, a while back I noticed these, from Steve Madden, and rather liked the blue/purple sole.
Recently, in parallel, I’ve seen several pairs of of bright yellow-soled running shoes worn about San Francisco, by men and women. Different genre, I know, but has a similar effect from afar.
Then I ran across Walk-Over, who offer ALL SORTS of sole colors, albeit for men.
And these from Wet Seal, which, while not a retailer I frequent, acts often as viral trend indicator.Do you think we’re in for a run on bright soles, e.g. Louboutin takes it to the neon streets? And do you think you might wear them, with, for example, a pair of Levi 501s, and a white Ann Mashburn button-front? And if you did, would you feel like Katherine Hepburn or Bozo the Clown?
These are the weighty matters I’m currently considering. Your thoughts welcome, as always.