The Glove Heel

There’s a new shoe on the block that is redefining granny chic. It’s got a soft leather upper that slips on well past the toes and a modest square block heel that makes comfort fashionable. The origins of this quirky heel can actually be traced back to 2011, when Argentinian designer Martiniano Lopez Crozet introduced his signature, handcrafted glove shoe, which was inspired by a sock shoe from the Middle Ages. Since then, designers like Phoebe Philo, Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Rachel Comey have introduced their own versions, sending these conservative pumps to the top of many wish lists. How do you feel about the glove heel? Yay or neh?

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(images via Loéil, The Cut, Martiano Lopez Crozet, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Rachel Comey)

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  1. Rena wrote:

    A clear yes to this kind of heels 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. I have been watching these shoes for a while now and I am still not sure about them… I have yet to try a pair on, in order to make up my mind, whether they are just Granny, or Granny chic! I think, if I were to decide I like them, I would go at least for a fun colour, like the blue ones in your post.
    E. (stylepointofview.com)

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  3. francesca wrote:
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  4. Shana wrote:

    Neh. Nothing about it makes your foot or leg attractive or sexy. A well-shaped pump will extend the look of the whole leg and gives the arch and heel a beautiful shape. Also a well-placed heel will change/improve your walk. These shoes just look “too” sensible. However, there is a certain 60s quirkiness going on here. I would be willing to give these shoes a chance if the vamp were a little lower and showed a bit of toe cleavage or if they were sling-backs and showed some heel. Yeah, they’re just too covered up.

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  5. Michelle wrote:

    I do like this shoe, it’s right between a flat and a high heel and looks extraordinary!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

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  6. monika wrote:

    I guess, we’re just tired of overt sexiness.

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  7. megan wrote:

    I completely believe in everyone’s right to their own creative expression but these shoes make me want to vomit.

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  8. Mun wrote:

    Ah so much love for this style!

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  9. tracie wrote:

    What’s old is new again! Classic ’60s .
    I’d wear!

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  10. Selina wrote:

    I know they’re ugly but I have granny feet so it’s a clear yes from me

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  11. Natasha wrote:

    If you are tall absolutely! But a shorty like me neh! It’s important for me to make my legs look as long as possible and the height is extremely important too.

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  12. Nancy wrote:

    These are an updated classic! Wore this style to get married in, to wear to college graduation in. Not new but welcome back so pretty. So chic. So elegant . So much style and understated glam. Audrey Hepburn would wear these with a fab LBD.

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  13. Lynne wrote:

    I love them. They are indeed a classic. The statement that the origin goes (all the way!) back to 2011 is pretty absurd, as I have some in my closet from the 80s and 90s, and the were popular in the 50s/60s also. You can’t really say, if they had a lower vamp, different heel; that’s a different shoe. The photos in this piece show them being worn with very chic outfits, and they look good. Way more style than a flat, but more comfortable, wider toe box, moderate not stiletto heel makes my feet smile! Awesome colors, which I do NOT recall from the 80s-90s, tho.

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