An occupational hazard of being an investigator is constantly changing my look. Possibly the biggest challenge? Finding footwear that can go from digging through garbage to an A-list party.
Since my Alaia six-inch python stilettos aren’t exactly practical on duty, I’ve turned into The Shoe Detective.
As a Twin Peaks freak, my favorite shoe right now is the Nicholas Kirkwood zig-zag leather pump (available at Net-a-Porter and Neiman Marcus for $750).
They have a rose-gold heel, and the height is a manageable 3 1/2 inches. These would be perfect to rock in court, or wear to a client meeting.
But what if I need to make a fast getaway?
High-end designers are offering some amazing snakeskin print slip-on sneakers – but instead of dropping $750 on the Lanvin version from Barneys or almost $2k for the Rick Owens version, I picked up a pair of knock-offs by Report at Macys for $30 (they are currently on NastyGal for $48).
These are definitely my new ‘go-to’ everyday shoe: Smart enough to pair with trousers, while at the same time flat enough to break into a run.
Bonus: If my travels take me through mud, bushes or a crime scene, faux-leather is much easier to clean.