Coveting: 80%20 2011 Holiday Collection

The holidays are not over yet.  80%20 says so.

We haven’t talked about the hidden wedge wonder brand since last year’s holiday collection, which was a trend-tastic playset of sneakers and boots.  This year’s holiday collection is a little more streamlined, with subdued, classically-inspired shapes in fun colors…and in true 80%20 fashion, all but one has a hidden wedge.

We’ll start with my absolute favorite, Seanne.  Isn’t it swoon-worthy in Herringbone?  And when you take the platform into account, the heel only totals three inches – super easy to walk in.

I should mention that since we’re posting this collection a little, um, late, all of these styles are on sale.  The Seanne can be found for around $100 – almost 50% off retail.

The Mona is one of two oxford-styled shoes in the holiday collection, and we all know I can’t argue with cute oxfords.  I love the stacked heel, pointed toe and slight heel rise.  It’s kind of kooky.

The Rina is one of the styles I’m least convinced by: it’s really safe-looking (cowboy boot, yawn) and I’m not sure how the hidden wedge translates once it’s on a moving body.  Would it make calves look awkward or disproportionate, or would no one be the wiser?

Amazon has the Emmie for less than $82. This is the shoe that actually drew me to the collection: it was just featured on OpenSky and sold out really fast!

The one non-wedgy shoe, Mara, is cute as a button.  I like it a lot better than last year’s oxford option.

The trendy fringe bootie, Stevie, is…meh.  I am really not into this whole native-pilgrim-dress-up-like-someone-else’s-culture thing, and fringe is all together my least favorite part of it.  If you’re into it, though…I guess you could…buy this?  Meh.

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