Wood You?

This summer stash away your stilettos and opt for one of the season’s hottest footwear trends: wood bottom shoes. From platforms to clogs — yes, clogs! — wood heels of all heights are ready to hit the pavement. The thicker heel provides stability and comfort so you can dash from the sweltering heat outside into the comfort of the arctic AC blasting indoors. 

Here are a few of our favorites, which wood you choose?

Buckle Up
From traditional ankle strap to cross-straps, a popular way to wear wood bottoms is by buckling them up. Prada’s wood-covered wedge sandal with a calf leather band straps around the ankle with a metal buckle, while the nude hue makes it a versatile wardrobe option.  Another neutral shade can be found in Christian Louboutin’s Trescity which features a cross strap style buckle and is the perfect heel to go from day to night. Find them at Prada, 180 NE 40th Street 305-438 2280 and Christian Louboutin, 161 NE 40th Street, Suite 104 305- 576-6820.

Prada Wood ShoesChristian Louboutin TrescityMarni Wood

Photo: Prada (left); Christian Louboutin (center); Marni (right)

For a fun twist Marni’s two-band sandal features a combination of materials. One strap over the top of the foot is a zebra-designed calf with “pony” effect and the other across the toes is a mordorè (a golden meets copper tone hue) lambskin, both of which sit atop a chunky heel. The olive green leather strap buckles around the back of your foot. Find them at Marni, 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 100, 305-764-3357.

Slip In
Clogs aren’t often a signal of luxury but when the slip-on style gets a designer makeover nothing screams comfortable chic like a pair of these wood bottom beauties. 

MiuMiu Wood ShoesMarc Jacobs Wood Shoes

Photo: MiuMiu (left); Marc Jacobs (right)

Miu Miu gives new heights to the clog with a 5.3-inch heel that features the nude female form in an artistic, yet playful print.  If you prefer to be lower to the ground, the Marc Jacobs Anita Slide Clog is crafted with delicate denim featuring a multicolor strass buckle and is the designer take on the traditional Dr. Scholl style. Find them at Miu Miu, 190 NE 39th Street, 305-341-9342 and Marc Jacobs, 3930 NE 2nd Ave, 305-864-2626.

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