Since knee surgery and changes it has made, for whatever reason, I find I can no longer keep a lot of my low vamp shoes, particularly flats, on my feet. I walk right out of one or both at the most inopportune times – like when crossing the street. I’ve been forced to have to get shoes with a strap across vamp to compensate. How do I get the “low vamp” look ?
I received this question after writing this post all about what is shoe vamp and why it matters – which you can read here.
It’s not too hard to fake a low vamp shoe if you are forced to wear high vamp shoes. Here are my 4 top tips to help you on your fakery way.
- Choose a colour that blends with your skin. Your nude colour will make the straps much less obvious and won’t draw attention to themselves.
- Even if the shoes are coloured, look for shoes with a ‘nude’ strap so that it’s not the feature of the shoe. These green shoes from Zappos also come in black and red as well as the green, all with the nude strap, and the burgundy Kate Spade shoes also come in a black option with the nude straps.
- Diagonal straps are much more flattering than horizontal ones, so look for shoes like these ones from Clarks that have diagonal straps (and by the way they come in multiple colours but the straps are all nude).
- Alternatively, go for a knee high boot – which is actually classed as a nude shoe!