This shoe might as well have my name all over it. I will never tire of python and will be a fan of platform wedges til the day I die. Unfortunately, what I will tire of is the weight of these Yves Saint Laurent beauties. My only reservation was the extreme delicacy of the straps. They look great juxtaposed with the thick wedge, but when I tried them on, my feet felt like there were lifting cement blocks with strings. That doesn’t mean give up on them. I call this an entrance and exit shoe. Anything in between must involve reclining, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially when you have such a statement shoe to sit back and admire. With snakeskin dyed in contrasting shades of military olives and cool orange, the “Baobab” encourages you to get trendy. Heavy on looks, heavy on the heels – no one ever said style’s not a sacrifice. On Net-a-Porter for $1,995.
Pair with: A light bag with the appearance of some weight and the feel of soft leather. Givenchy’s trendy black version keeps it cool with graduated brass hardware on a classic clutch shape. Givenchy “Bahia” Clutch, $1,305.