Glove shoe trend, in the silhouette of high cut upper and low heels, are dominating the runway and street. It conveniently eliminated the toe cleavage exposure which has been trendy for the past decade and added extra comfort to the wardrobe. Usually crafted with very soft leather for the upper, the glove shoes sucks to your foot like a glove literally. Unlike other fashion shoes built with stiff inserts at the toe box and back upper to make a “shell” for your foot, you can see your toe shape after putting on the glove shoes. Some may find it’s strange but the ultra-comfort came with super soft upper molded to your foot would convince you that they are going to be your go-to shoes for a while.
The glove shoe trend was originated on the runway of Céline spring summer 2015 collection. Phoebe Philo presented a set of elastic embedded glove shoes in various colors and grounded with mid height block heels. The creative refreshing shapes of these pumps along with the functionality instantly caught the attention of the fashion forward shoppers and made their way to the street styles of Milan, London, Paris and New York as an ultimate fashion statement shoe.
Soon enough, other designers presented their own version of the glove shoes on the runway in the following seasons. Each was made with their own special twists such as center seams, “V” cut high upper, split and wave patterns for a heart shape finish. The upper materials also vary from original soft leather to suede, clear vinyl, patent, velvet and so on. Some were crafted in a lean fit silhouette and paired with high heels for extra polish.
Many celebrities and street stars are the fun of glove shoes. Victoria Beckham loved her glove shoes and styled them with many of her outfits. The “V” front upper is very flattering when it comes to elongate your legs and the soft toe box is very comfortable without compromising on style.
The trick to style these granny-esque heels is to keep your outfit modern and keep the accessories at minimal. That will avoid the out of date look like grandmother going to church on Sunday but put you on the cutting edge fashion frontline.