Shoes Make a Fashion Statement
Asics tiger mexico 66 pas cher when it comes to accessorizing, fashion conscious Parisians are placing their best foot forward. Shoes are a fashion statement, with the City of Light’s hundreds of shoe shops offering a variety of fancy and functional footwear.
Styles range from conservative asics tiger mexico 66 pas cher pumps and loafers to art shoes resembling feathered birds and face masks, or bare feet sculpted out of leather. Fine, beautifully tinted calfs or exotic leathers, lightweight rubber or see through plastic are used on shoes that tie, zip or button.
Rue de Grenelle (on the Left Bank, in the 6th Arrondissement) is a great place to shop, with some boutiques belonging to well known labels that are sold in the United States.
Styles often combine various leathers, including suedes, plus calf, lizard and snake skins. Detailed boots are a specialty, always popular with the avant garde. Frizon men’s shoes are super chic, with exotic leathers and inventive details. Prices begin at about $200, then skyrocket.
Stephane Kelian (13 bis Rue de Grenelle, with an additional shop nearby at 62 Rue des Saints Peres) is one of Paris’ most interesting and imaginative shoe movers and shapers. Kelian’s styles include boots that convert to chic loafers because their tops simply zip off.
Other zipper topped shoes convert to ruffle edged dancing slippers. For more conservative patrons, Kelian’s models include finely fashioned pumps in all the latest colors and heel heights, all with Kelian’s special attention to quality and detail. Kammer’s shoes emphasize comfort while maintaining chic. Dress pumps with a variety of heel heights are simple, elegant and beautifully dyed in vibrant or muted colors. Other styles include suede loafers and impressive oxfords made from snake skins in standard or the asics kinsei 5 homme latest fashion colors. Prices from about asics tiger mexico 66 pas cher $160 to $225.
Tokio Kumagai (32 Rue de Grenelle), a footwear trend setter, makes shoes that are shaped with humor and full of surprise: Heels join shoes at odd angles, ankle boots have uneven tops, and pairs of shoe tongues are decorated with eyes, one open and one winking. Boots range from punk to haute couture styles. Prices about $140 and up.
Charles Jourdan (39 Rue de Grenelle). Another nearby boutique is at 60 62 Rue de Rennes and at other locations in town. Styles from stunningly detailed flats and pumps, with accents of unusual leather, metallics, lace or bows, to fabulous leather boots. Clergerie’s chic, black suede, rubber soled slippers, with Paris embroidered in silver thread across the top of each shoe, is an ideal souvenir. Prices about $180 and up.
Seducta (28 Rue du Cherche Midi) is filled with unusual shoes featuring architectural heels, oddly shaped inserts of leather in contrasting colors or colored leather balloons that create fantastic shoe shapes. Inventive asics tiger mexico 66 pas cher and exciting color combinations are always part of the design. Philippe Model’s (33 Place du Marche Saint Honore) fascinating footwear looks as if it walked in from the 18th Century. Styles are baroque inventions with ornate heels and jewelled clips. Or there are strangely up to date, twisted, gold lined heels that seem barely attached asics kinsei 5 homme to shoe bodies.
Leathers, suedes and brocades in stunning colors add to the effect. Model also makes matching felt hats that are shaped like pyramids or saucers and displayed with wild scarfs and large earrings. Shoes are priced from about $200.
Jean Charles Brosseau (38 Galerie Vero Dodat, 2 Rue du Bouloi) makes shoes as well as hats, gloves, belts and other accessories to complement his line of clothing.
Interesting combinations of leather and fabrics, including velvets and fake furs, distinguish Brosseau’s designs, because some of the fake fur is from animals that have sprung from Brosseau’s imagination. Shoes about $125 and up asics tiger mexico 66 pas cher.