Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Feminin Differential - Kitten Heel

COACH Tillie "C" Emblem Kitten-Heel Dress Sandals

My love for beautiful shoes began early.  My mother's first stop on her shopping trips into town was at her friend's shoe store; Crenshaw's. The store had the enchanting small of new leather and had walls of shoe boxes. There was no going to the back room for sizes, they were all there to be seen and tried on. My mother had an extensive shoe collection for a divorces women of modest means. I believe Mr Crenshaw had something of a crush on my attractive and outgoing (fritaious) mother. Maybe she got a discount?     

My love for beautiful shoes has never waned.  In the past, few of my heel had less than at 3.5 inch heel height with some towering into the four range. I was never into the fetish high heel,  however, stayed with the reality wearable range.  .   

Age has changed things, and I do now make some concessions. My heels now stay at of below the tree inch range.  Which being me to the "Kitten Heel". The Classic Looks blog gives us this history lesson on the  Kitten Heels:

The classic heel shape has weaved in an out of fashion since the time of Louis XIV of France. Pompous king aside, the kittens heels became popular once more in the 1950s. The name came about because the style was considered a training heel for “kittens,” aka young girls not ready for grown women’s high heel stilettos, which were also gaining in popularity thanks in part to Roger Vivier.

COACH Women's Kellie Soft Signature
 Dress Sandals
Macy's had their forever "One-Day" sale over the past weekend and I ordered the above Coach shoe. The heel height is listed as 2 1/2.  My guess they define this as a Kitten Heel because they also offer a 3.5" stiletto heel version as well.  

My biggest issue with the "Feminine Differential"  Backless Shoe is that I tend to walk out of them. I am not sure that I just lack the toe grip to hold these or my foot does not have the proper insole shape. I did try these on in the Coach store, so have high hope they will work and be comfortable. Stay tuned.



1 comment:

  1. I hope those pink Coach shoes work for you. They are so cute!