River Island Studded Point Court Shoes

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Pantofi cu tinte si varf ascutitnude sau bej deschis/ crem, cu toc cui de 11cm – 65£ (aprox. 380 ron) la River Island, aici si aici (sunt din piele!)

Se pare ca tintele raman la moda si in sezonul urmator (de fapt cred ca au devenit ceva aproape clasic cand vine vorba de aplicatii pe incaltaminte), iar acesti pantofi cu varf ascutit si tinte din colectia de primavara de la River Island imi plac chiar foarte mult (in special primii, cei nude-rozé).

Mintea mea se obisnuieste mai greu cu unele tendinte din moda, iar varful ascutit este una din ele, mai ales ca sunt inca putin traumatizata de formele grotesti, exagerat de alungite, la care se ajunsese pe la inceputul anilor 2000.

Daca m-ati fi intrebat acum cateva luni ce fel de pantofi imi plac, cu siguranta as fi raspuns ca nu exista ceva mai frumos sub soare decat cei cu varf ascutit-rotunjit  (numit “almond toe” – “migdala” in engleza), ca in cazul pantofilor de la Shoe Art de aici si aici:

pantofi shoe art

Observ insa ca genul acesta de varf ascutit (care nu este prea alungit) ma tenteaza din ce in ce mai mult; mi se pare clasic si elegant si, atu suprem, avantajeaza piciorul, iar culoarea nude nu face decat sa accentueze efectul de picioare lungi si subtiri.

Singura problema ar fi lipsa platformei: stiu (dar accept cu greu :)) ca nu este pe placul oricui (imi amintesc ce uluita am fost acum un an sau doi cand am auzit pe cineva spunand cu obida intr-un magazin de pantofi ca abia asteapta sa se demodeze), insa mie mi se pare o inventie geniala, care face mersul pe tocuri o treaba cu mult mai usoara.
Asadar nu vizual ma deranjeaza lipsa ei: oricat de mult as iubi-o, trebuie sa recunosc ca platforma face totusi pantofii sa para putin (sau mai mult) butucanosi, insa la capitolul confort castiga fara drept de apel din punctul meu de vedere.

EN: It seems that studs are here to stay (they have become in fact almost classic shoe embellishments) and I really love these studded pointed toe ones from River Island’s spring collection (especially the nude/ pink pair).

My mind tends to accept certain trends with more difficulty and the pointy toe is definitely one of these cases, especially since I’m still traumatized by the (grotesque) overly elongated shapes of about 10-15 years ago.

If you had asked me a few months ago what my favourite shoe shape was, I definitely would have told you that there was nothing prettier under the sun than almond toe shoes (like these Mary Janes, worn here and here).

Recently however pointed toe shoes (that are not too elongated) have started to grow on me: I find them elegant and classic and, best of all, extremely flattering, as they make legs look longer and slimmer. Have them in nude shades as well and you’ve really hit the jackpot!

The only problem is the lack of platform: I know (but find it hard to understand :)) that platforms aren’t to everyone’s taste (I remember how shocked I was one or two years ago when I overheard a woman in a shoe store telling her friend that she couldn’t wait for platforms to go out of style. SHOCKED, I tell you!). I, however, think they are one of man’s greatest inventions, as they make wearing heels soooo much easier. (Honestly, after all these years of wearing platforms I’m not sure I could walk in platform-less heels any more!)

So the thing with platforms is not that I prefer them visually: no matter how much I love me a platform, I agree that it can make any shoe look a little (or a lot) clumpy, but as far as comfort goes, they win by far in my opinion.

Gata, am terminat cu “scurta incursiune in fascinanta psihologie a pantofului” si revin la pantofii River Island ca sa va spun ca ceea ce m-a convins de fapt sa vi-i arat a fost asemanarea grozava cu unii marca Louboutin (care insa au varful rotund si sunt de 10 ori mai scumpi; si… sunt Louboutin :)):

EN: Going back to the River Island shoes above, what actually convinced me to feature them here was a big, fat similarity to a pair of Louboutins (that are however round-toed, cost about 10 times more and, well…, are Louboutins):

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Pantofi nude cu tinte Christian Louboutin – Fifi Spikes Patent 100 mm – 795€ aici.

Si, la naiba, nu mi-i pot cumpara (desi am 3 rate iar la Card Avantaj pentru cumparaturi in strainatate) pentru ca nu mai au numarul meu. Ghinion de nesansa :)!
EN: But darn it, they are sold out in my size :).

Update: am gasit si Louboutin-ii cu varf ascutit care au fost cu adevarat inspiratia pentru pantofii River Island (rusine mie ca nu sunt o buna cunoscatoare a marcii, dar am hotarat mai demult ca daca nu mi-o permit, sa nu-mi fac cel putin sange rau uitandu-ma obsesiv la preafrumosii pantofi):

EN: I also found the pointy Louboutins that were truly the inspiration for the spiked River Island shoes above (shame on me for not being a true connoisseur of the brand, but a while ago I decided that since I can’t afford their shoes, I wouldn’t inflict even more pain on myself by obsessing over them):

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes 100 mm, pantofi louboutin cu tinte nude, nude tan shoes sandals, pantofi care alungesc piciorul, pantofi Christian Louboutin, pantofi cu botul ascutit, pantofi cu tinte, Pantofi cu tinte si varf ascutit nude bej crem, pantofi cu toc cui, pantofi cu varf ascutit, Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc inalt nude bej, pantofi fara platforma nude bej crem, pantofi nude, pantofi sandale nude bej, pointed toe shoes, pointy toe shoes, studded shoesChristian Louboutin baby-pink Pigalle Spikes 100 mm – 795€ at Net-a-Porter, here;
Pantofi roz deschis cu tinte Christian Louboutin – Pigalle Spikes 100 mm – 795€ la Net-a-Porter, aici.

Vestea proasta este ca intre timp pantofii River Island asemanatori nu mai sunt pe stoc. Vestea buna este ca acestia SUNT  pe stoc in majoritatea marimilor, inclusiv a mea :).
EN: The bad news is that the similar River Island shoes have gone out of stock. The good news, on the other hand, is that these Loubies are still available in most sizes, including my own :).

In caz ca vreti sa va puneti picioarele la incercare cu acest trend (nou? vechi?) al pantofilor cu varf ascutit si fara platforma, dar nu va incanta tintele, iata si mai multe variante fara:
EN: If you’re willing to give this (new? old?) pointed toe trend a go but are less than enthusiastic about studs & spikes, here are some stud/ spike-free versions:

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La Asos ii puteti vedea si in miscare – aici.

Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc cui, fara platforma, negri, bej nude, maro si portocaliu deschis (piersica/ nude); sunt din piele, au tocul intre 10-11cm si costa 50£ (aprox. 300 ron) la River Island, aici, aici, aici si aici. Sunt disponibili si pe alb.

You can see them in movement on the Asos website, here.

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Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc cui din piele intoarsa, rosii (aici), negri (aici), verzi (aici) si galbeni (aici) – 58£ (aprox. 336 ron) fiecare la Topshop.

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Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc inalt bicolori bej nude/ negru; sunt din imitatie de piele si costa 30£ (aprox. 174 ron) la Asos, aici.

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Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc inalt nude/ gri/ negru din imitatie de piele intoarsa – 30£ (aprox. 174 ron) la Asos, aici.

Desi nu sunt din piele, pantofii astia imi plac in mod deosebit pentru ca sunt facuti cu cap: nuanta plasata cel mai aproape de picior este cea nude, astfel incat, desi pantofii sunt tricolori, nu nude, se creeaza totusi efectul de alungire a piciorului si, in acelasi timp, par si mai “decoltati” decat sunt de fapt.

EN: Although I’m not usually a fan of non-leather shoes, I have to say that I really like these ones, because there’s some smart colour blocking going on: thanks to the fact that the nude shade is placed closest to the foot, the long legs effect is created even though these are not nude shoes per say; plus, the nude stripe placed in this position makes them look even more low cut than they actually are (and thus sexier in my opinion).