The Shoo: Limey
Circa: Jan 2005
Where: Online buy, Peter Alexander
The Story: For a flip-flops fan like myself, this marriage of beachy flip-flop with a kitten heel was a match made in beachy heaven. And we have Sigerson Morrison to thank for. But his were outrageously expensive, something like US$50 for a pair. Even I have a limit, one does not pay that kind of money for rubber. Thankfully, because it was such fashion gold, it was copied left, right and centre (thank God for pirates). Hell, even Bata was doing these! I know, because I bought a pair from there and I wore them to death. I even wore them to work, because I reasoned, it's got a heel, and therefore it's OK! When I finally broke them, (the strap snapped and I had to resort to scotch-taping the strap back to the sole) I knew I had to replace them.
By this time, the fad for these had died down, and the crowd had moved onto higher pastures, like the wedge heel. Peter Alexander was having a clearance sale and I decided to buy another pair, this time in lime green, since I was, and still am, in a green phase. I still wear these to work too. But I hasten to add that I never wear these for formal events. One must still have some sense of occasion.