While there’s nothing quite like strapping on the strappiest of stilettos for an evening out on the town, a wise woman knows that there are certain times, she’s just got to be sensible. In New York, this time is usually the commute from home base to final destination. Do you have any idea what subway grates will do to your Jimmy Choos? And while in most other cities, your high heels need only make it from front door to front seat of your car, there are still times when you must give your poor tired toes a break.
Sure, in the summer there are flat sandals, and we’ve been offered the option of ballet flats for fall, but what if those aren’t really your style? Ballet flats aren’t for everyone, afterall. So, grab your silk smoking jacket and a pipe, because this year, the smoking shoe or “house slipper” has made a comeback and you don’t have to be Hugh Hefner to pull it off. From Christian Louboutin to Forever 21, you can pick up the look in a variety of styles and plethora of prices.
1. Rebecca Minkoff Alvin Smoking Shoes, $195, 2. Miu Miu Embroidered Velvet Loafers, $650, 3. Carlos by Carlos Santana Langston Red Suede Shoes, $78.99, 4. Donald J. Pliner Denda Flat Smoking Shoes, $225, 5. Alexander McQueen Sequin Skull Suede Loafers, $645, 6. Charles Philip Eula Marble Print Flats, $155, 7. Jimmy Choo Wheel Velvet Loafers, $495, 8. Splendid Cannes Striped Smoking Shoes, $78,
So, would you trade in your Tory Burch for smoking slippers?