With the rainy season somewhat over, it’s time to slowly update our wardrobe for the holiday festivities coming our way–with shoes, nonetheless.
We all know Christmas in the Philippines starts as early as September with book stores and department stores selling ornaments and playing carols on full blast. And seeing that we’ll all be attending a string of events, to be kicked off by the Star Magic Ball and the Bench: Naked Truth Underwear and Denim Show, we’re lining up an arsenal of footwear that keeps our shoe game en pointe.
Our erogenous zone of choice right now are the ankles, dressing them up with sleek straps or keeping them bare with backless steppers. But before anything else, we show you the difference between a mule and a slingback shoe.
Tiptoeing its way back in the scene, the mule made its comeback in 2013 on the runways of Victoria Beckham, Altuzarra, and The Row. The high-heeled, backless stepper was popular in the 18th century as an indoor shoe and then popularized by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s.
The slingback gets its name from the strap that crosses behind the heel or ankle of the wearer. It’s distinguishable from the ankle strap in that the latter’s strap encircles the ankle.
If you’re still confused between the two, check out this nifty infographic that helps you tell one shoe from another.
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