54 responses

  1. kathy
    February 13, 2014

    I just got my first pair of pointed toe flats ever. D’Orsay faded camo print. Love them. Some really great choices posted, Lisa.

    02/14/14
    9:33 am
    Lisa said...

    @kathy, Thank you. If you come back, can you tell us if they stay on?

  2. Ginger
    February 13, 2014

    In my experience the ones like the Halogen/ Chinese Laundry models aren’t that easy to walk in. If the heel part isn’t perfect or gets soft then they turn into scuffs. I’ll stick with the traditional style with the tapered toe.

  3. Mrs. SLPS
    February 13, 2014

    I LOVE pointed flats and have several pairs ranging in prices. :-)

  4. hostessofthehumblebungalow
    February 13, 2014

    I love a pointy toe flat….
    my old stalwarts by Sam Edelman have come in and out of fashion and are back again! Those Nine West shoes have my old school colours but I am not sure that I could bring myself to wear them…I might feel a bit like a court jester.
    Love to see you in your flats and skinny jeans.

  5. Jan’s Sushi Bar
    February 13, 2014

    I’m not overly fond of pointy toes, but those pink sling-backs are adorable. I want some, and would even shell out the $80.

    02/13/14
    8:09 am
    Jan's Sushi Bar said...

    Oh, ack – they’re $188. I’m not sure they’re quite that adorable.

    I haz a sad.

    02/14/14
    9:34 am
    Lisa said...

    @Jan’s Sushi Bar, Well, stalk the sales and coupons. It’s bound to happen…

  6. Frances/Materfamilias
    February 13, 2014

    I love my black patent Vivs from J Crew and am looking for the right pair in a cognac-y colour right now. I do like those Halogens above, although I like a shoe that can really stand up to the sidewalk. . .

  7. Jane
    February 13, 2014

    Have always loved pointy flats – have a pair in candy apple red patent with buckle by Anne Klein (lots of compliments) and a pair in metallic pewter by Calvin Klein. I am dating myself by admitting that I remember them from high school days! If the fit is right, they are absolutely comfortable. Now you are making me lust after the quilted Chanel pair :)

  8. couldashouldawoulda
    February 13, 2014

    It’s odd because when I wear pointy shoes – people always point out that I am wearing pointy shoes. No one every exclaims – oh look – round tip shoes…

    Nine west seems the most reasonable and rather nice but dont think we have them here.

    02/14/14
    9:35 am
    Lisa said...

    @couldashouldawoulda, I have found the same to be true. I think people associate them with witches and femme fatales, so they exclaim. Or such is my theory.

  9. Susan W
    February 13, 2014

    One of my comfy faves is Boden’s pointy slingback flats, $108. The silver pair has my eye for spring….

  10. Flo
    February 13, 2014

    Revenue driving visions of hallux valgus and fallen arches, in which the podiatrists froth at the mouth, pay off the mortgage and open that second location.

    :-)

  11. Susan
    February 13, 2014

    I find myself getting somewhat annoyed when the fashion gods move on to the next thing (or, in this case, the old thing). I am not looking to add to my shoe collection because of fashion changes. I guess I am plain old stodgy. I will say though that my favorite brand for comfortable pointy toes is Steuart Weitzman.

    02/14/14
    9:41 am
    Lisa said...

    @Susan, They can’t help themselves. They sell an aesthetic, and the thrill of the new.

  12. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen
    February 13, 2014

    OOh, I love the coral one. It may match my coral Coach bag. I just happen to have a black suede pair of pointed toe flats with a nice little gold chain across the top in my closet. I think it’s time to get them out again. Thanks Lisa. My husband will be thrilled I’m finally wearing something out of my closet :) I will, of course, give you credit.
    Sam

  13. Jean S
    February 13, 2014

    They’re cute, but not with plantar fasciitis…

    Reality bites!

  14. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen
    February 13, 2014

    Oops, I should read better before commenting. Now I see the coral one isn’t from Coach. Oh well, it’s still gorgeous.
    Sam

    02/13/14
    9:03 am
    Lisa said...

    It is! The coral one is from Coach! Let me look again and see if I can make that clear.

  15. Cornelia
    February 13, 2014

    The Armani please, in any color available and this girl would be very happy.

  16. Wendy Bird
    February 13, 2014

    They’re really cute but alas, they have no support.

  17. déjà pseu
    February 13, 2014

    Those d’Orsay flats are a great warm-weather option, especially in “no-sandals-allowed” workplaces. My love of pointy toed flats has never wavered, and I’m glad I hung onto the leopard calf-hair Stuart Weitzmans from a few years back. Picked up a pair of the mirror metallic Viv flats from J.Crew during their last % off promotion. And yes, the green and white…so fresh!!

  18. MJ
    February 13, 2014

    Pointy toes aren’t usually that appealing to me, but I may have to give them a try – the Halogen pair and the coral look too cute to pass up. But I’m not understanding the horse/pointe joke. Care to explain?

    02/14/14
    9:42 am
    Lisa said...

    @MJ, The horse allusion was just some extra words. It’s not related to the pointe thing. I’m a pretty bad jokester:).

  19. Linda @ a design snack
    February 13, 2014

    Love those coral Coach flats! My all time fav pointy flats is a pair of Delman Briska, barely pink. Least fav are a one year old pair of Corso Como black patents, good looking but very uncomfortable.

    02/14/14
    9:42 am
    Lisa said...

    @Linda @ a design snack, I do like Delman, always have.

  20. The Preppy Princess
    February 13, 2014

    Amazed at how many of these I like, as pointy toed flats generally are not “my thing,” for lack of a better term. And the pair from Coach?? Total surprise!!

  21. Cynthia
    February 13, 2014

    Those last ones are strangely appealing. I’m not a huge fan of the super pointy toes though, because just as they start to look hip they go out again and then they look REALLY dated really fast. I stick with the happy medium most of the time.

  22. faux fuchsia
    February 13, 2014

    used to luff 9 West here too x

  23. Duchesse
    February 13, 2014

    Metallic plus pointed is awakening my desire. I wish pointies were kinder for my foot shape, so will keep trying to find the magic fit.

  24. Kathy
    February 13, 2014

    Those Manolos make me sooo happy…..that I’ve never been a “shoe girl”. Give me a Hermes scarf and/or a Tiffany pin and no worries about scuffs and such. There is nothing sadder than shoes, when they get old, where I am concerned.

  25. Jb
    February 13, 2014

    love flats. love this post. love the price points. how about animal print in pointy? I’ll have to poke around for it…

    02/14/14
    9:43 am
    Lisa said...

    @Jb, They are out there.

  26. Dalit Fresco
    February 13, 2014

    very pretty bunch.

  27. Candace
    February 13, 2014

    It is so difficult to find navy shoes these days. The Armani suede pump is just gorgeous! The green and white striped Nine West are sweet. With the toe point, do you think a half size larger?

  28. Linda G.
    February 13, 2014

    I have and love these pointy flats – they’re fantastically comfortable and look amazing:
    http://www.dsw.com/shoe/bcbg+paris+zuma+flat?prodId=249514

    get half a size larger than normal. I have the black patent w/ gold metallic. But the Black & White are calling to me. Especially at $49. More comfortable than expensive shoes, not kidding…

  29. Christine
    February 14, 2014

    Can someone who has road-tested them please tell me whether d’Orsay flats actually stay on the foot? I can imagine easily stepping out of them if they were even a tiny bit loose.

    02/15/14
    9:46 am
    RoseAG said...

    @Christine, I haven’t had good luck with them, but I have a fast rolling walk and often want to cover distance. If you’re walking from your car to dinner or office and never get them drenched so they don’t lose their shape they probably work better.

  30. sisty
    February 14, 2014

    Problem with pointy toed flats is that they make your foot look bigger. I remember a saleswoman in Bloomingdale’s telling me she never wore pointy toed flats because “it makes my feet look like a couple of canoes.” Even though I’m a size 7, I haven’t been able to get that image out of my head, so that’s why I go for ballerinas or almond toed flats.

    02/14/14
    9:44 am
    Lisa said...

    @sisty, I don’t think that’s always the case – depends on the fit of the shoe. But hooray for choice.

  31. Chicatanyage
    February 14, 2014

    I am so excited about the pointy shoes this season. There are some wonderful creative styles around. I feel like indulging. Great selection.

  32. Susan A
    February 14, 2014

    Beautiful selection!I love pointy flats, however my feet don’t agree. Is it possible to review based on comfort?

    02/14/14
    11:15 am
    Lisa said...

    Yes. My credit card will recover soon from ordering 4 pair of boyfriend jeans and returning 3:). Then I can do the same with shoes. Or else I can go prevail upon the local Nordstrom and try on a phalanx of shoes…

  33. Mamavalveeta03
    February 14, 2014

    I’m a flats girl all the way! I love the Coach flats – so cute!

  34. Eleanorjane
    February 15, 2014

    What a lovely collection! The coral ones and the navy ones call to me. I’ve got a black suede pair with leather top caps with tiny brass studs. Very useful as they go with lots of outfits, but I’ll always be drawn to coloured (not black) shoes, I think.

  35. PBChic
    February 16, 2014

    Last year during Spring/Summer, I bought a pair of pointy toed sling backs from my favorite women’s clothier BODEN which has a online presence. They were available in a rainbow of shades and were made in Italy totally of leather, even the sole. They were reasonably priced under $100. I bought them in Rose Gold and later in the summer when they were reduced to $46, I bought them in Tangerine. JCrew knocked them off and presented them in their Spring 2014 collection at $225 but the soles aren’t leather. BODEN reintroduced the slingback flat this Spring in fabric featuring polka dots or “spots” as the Brits” refer to them. At the end of last year, I picked up a pair of pointy-toed Mary Janes with a nude toe and Navy heel cup with a navy strap for $27.40. Again all leather. They look great, as you pointed out with skinny jeans. They appeared first on the Paris runways two seasons ago. One sees them on the streets of Paris and London. I find they update my wardrobe of sundresses simply.

  36. Kate
    February 17, 2014
  37. Nancie Bartley
    February 17, 2014

    Just got an email from TOMs shoes announcing their first pointy toed flat.
    That must make it a trend!

  38. Susan
    February 18, 2014

    Lovely array! I’m ready to kick off my snow boots and step into any one of these fabulous flats. thanks for the inspiration ~ Susan

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    February 23, 2014

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  40. Philippa
    February 28, 2014

    A short while ago you wrote about quilted sweatshirts and I thought, ‘Really?’ and wittered on about knits and T-shirts. A couple of weeks later, after watching The Bridge II, I had a sudden craving for a quilted sweatshirt jacket and nearly bought this:
    http://www.atterleyroad.com/tubique-jacket-11.html?_$ja=tsid:42934|prd:Tubique%20jacket|cat:Jackets&gclid=CISuj4_G7rwCFWfLtAod9wEAjw
    (sadly now sold out).

    A few weeks later, I read this post. ‘Pointy-toed flats, I know, I’ve seen them, but really?’ I thought. ‘Not for me!’ A week later, invited to the job interview of my dreams, I was suddenly searching high and low for pointy-toed flats. I found some in Jaeger (a collaboration with French Sole, in black-and-white geometric brocade; I can’t find them online), which felt just right.

    I got the job! And now I’m off in search of a quilted sweatshirt jacket.

    Lisa, you are an oracle.

  41. Dawn
    March 4, 2014

    I have ALWAYS loved pointy flats! Especially those with open sides – LOVE this post – thanks for the great picks!

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