My first encounter with flatforms were with some navy suede Hobbs loafers I picked up at a charity shop a while ago. Fast forward a few years adding a revival of brothel creepers and Spice Girl style Buffalo boots as well as the kiddy baroque shoes Nicholas Kirkwood created for Meadham Kirchhoff and flatforms are
I’m not so down with mega flatforms, the kind of Party Monster club kid look doesn’t really do anything for me but a ‘sensible’ mid-height flatform can look really good, and makes the perfect foil for a flippy, knee-length skirt or a billowing shirt. Walking in flatforms (the title of my autobiography incidentally) is kind of like walking in fashion MBTs -not that I’ve ever tried MBTs but I’m guessing.
Having send that the very shape of a flatform does lend itself to a LOLshoe style, I’ve picked a few which skirt, tiptap and p**s over the fine line of norms-shoe and LOLshoe. The choice, as our Graham from Blinda Data would say, is yours!
From left: Lace ups, New Look: £39.99. Perspex slingbacks, ASOS White: £65. Straw wedges, Carven at Opening Ceremony: $336. Yellow sandals, Anthropologie: £79.95. Suede brogues, Schuh: £60. Woven sandal, Pollini for Louise Gray at ASOS: £396.