Shoes so amazing, you'll float.
The January issue of Vogue has the most passive-aggressive article I've ever come across in its pages - "Step It Up: How to cover fresh ground this spring." The editrixes of fashion's Bible want you to know there has been a sea change in footwear, and you had better be gettin' on board. Say good-bye to the sky-high wedges and platforms of the past few years and get ready to get your early Aughts on.
The "single sole," best championed by the Carrie Bradshaw character in Sex and The City, is where it's at (once again). And Vogue is going to pull every mean girl trick in the book to get you to replace your entire closet of shoes. (They're to the fashion industry what the NRA is to munitions manufacturers).
"You exist for my amusement."
"No, you look ah-mazing!!"
Now that you're questioning your very sartorial existence, they back off and coo that the new/old style will make you sexier than you ever imagined possible: "There is something animal is the [single-sole] look - you feel the curve of the foot."
You are strongly urged not to return to your frankenshoe ways, even though vertical challenges and pain are your new daily crosses to bear: "Don't give in just because you miss the height and comfort!"
"Did you see the cankles on that wedge-wearing heifer?!"
Really, you must applaud them for their honesty.