A Change of Pace
When it comes to the latest shoe styles, you love to be a step ahead. But with the economy in the crapper, you can’t constantly foot the bill for new pairs.
To help keep your tootsies on trend, we’ve rounded up a handful of cool new, totally affordable shoe accessories—chic little straps, embellishments and add-ons that will let you to switch up your soles without stomping out your savings.
And maybe even teach an old clog shoe tricks.
Dress up your favorite pair of boots with a set of decorative straps from New York design duo The 2 Bandits. Slip on one of the edgy Riders styles which connect a sleek buckled slip of leather at the front with chunky chains that drape over the back of your foot and down over the top of your heel. For a flirty finish, snag one of the colorful navaho or ikat fabric straps, or one of the studded twill styles, which sit at the very top of your boots. All are adjustable for a perfect fit and made with non-slip backings for extra grip. Available online here.
Step into a pair of Dekkori add-ons and transform your simplest sandals and pumps into cool new gladiator, fringed t-strap, and wrap-around styles—even over-the-knee and slouchy mid-rise boots. Made of supple leather and suede, they're decked out with hidden snaps, velcro-closures, and hooks so that they blend in perfectly with your shoes. Select styles available at Deuces Hawaii, Ward Centre, 808.593.9055. Shop the full collection here.
Keep your mules, clogs and slides from snagging your pants, slapping your heels, or slipping off with a pair of ultra-handy detatchable Heelstraps. The comfy vinyl straps slide up beneath your heel and buckle securely around your ankle for a ton of extra support, and come in a variety of mix-and-match shades, including black, brown, red, silver, and gold. There's even a clear version that's virtually undetectable. Available online at www.heelstraps.com.