Laetitia’s Shoes – the New Shape Of Footwear
I stumbled upon these beauties at a sample sale at Los Angeles boutique Bird Hidden in a corner, nearly buried beneath a rack of dresses, these pumps jumped out at me. I don’t own any pink shoes (or “champagne” shoes, as my friend called them, in order to justify me purchasing two pairs of pink shoes that day) but I think it is about time.
These are the Isadora style by Madrid designer Laetitia. Made of a buttery soft metallic suede, these shoes are noticeably different. The toe of this shoe – and all Laetitia’s shoes – are asymmetrical, with very good reason. All her shoes are sculpted around the natural shape of the toe. No squeezing your toes into shoes that end in a Hershey’s Kiss point means no blisters, sores, or other pain that is associated with pointy shoes. I can attest that, indeed, these did not rub or chafe, after an entire evening of wear. The low vamp allows for some sexy toe cleavage.
The shoe doesn’t just sculpt itself around the toes. The instep of the shoe is cut to match the curve of the arch of your foot. The entire shoe is actually cut rather low for a pump – more like a skimmer on three inch heels. This can make it difficult to walk only in the sense that I was paranoid of losing my shoe. Of course, this did not happen, due in part to the asymmetrical strap across the toes. The strap balances the unorthodox toe by offering more width on the “short” end of the toe, tapering as the toe lengthens.Though hard to find, Laetitia’s shoes are worth the hunt. They are comfortable, unique, and you can bet none of your friends will have a pair.