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Trend Alert: Cuban Heels


As evidenced by the risk-taking Mary-Kate Olsen, the days of the skinny-heel fad are fast fading and chunkiness is taking over the feet of fashionistas all over. If a wedge and skinny heel were to mate, the cuban heel would be the glamorous offspring! Feet everywhere are soon going to be rejoicing because the sturdy cuban heel makes for a more comfortable and sexy prance-around-town.

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thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 8 years
I'll admit that the second pair's cute, but I'm not really feelin' the Cuban heel.
twiggychic3 twiggychic3 8 years
love me some cuban heels. didnt even know that there was a specific name...just thought it was a reg wedge. i just bought the lin paolos today in the same color, gaaah adore them. id say they were an impulse buy, but not really bc i had been eyeing them for weeks but never tried them on until today. i have to say, THANK GOD FOR LINEA PAOLO...im 4'9 and wear a size 4 and they actually carry my size for a pretty decent price. yum.
SU3 SU3 8 years
I really like the Michael Kors Slingbacks! Those are adorable! But I also agree with some of the other comments... I still love my skinny heels :)
JKe895 JKe895 8 years
I don't know what I think about those just yet.
foreignative foreignative 8 years
i agree with musewings and fab--i'm loving the cuban heel/wedge trend! skinny heels may be sexy but my feet just can't survive in them. i'm head over heels (hehe) for the kors michael kors egypt cork wedges, but those harlot slingbacks are a close second! hopefully my feet will have more of a chance in them...
Fashion Fashion 8 years
Me too, Musewings! I love!
Fashion Fashion 8 years
Me too, Musewings! I love!
musewings musewings 8 years
I guess I'm the minority, but I think these are great. I really like the first and last pairs, best.
Fashion Fashion 8 years
You're right, Thatgirljj, traditionally, cuban heels are for latin dance and ballroom. But these days, the mix between a wedge and a sexy heel is being called a cuban heel!
thatgirljj thatgirljj 8 years
I thought a cuban heel was a low heeled shoe for latin dance and ballroom, not a high platform. Either way, I'm not feeling them. I'd prefer either a platform wedge or a proper heel... the hybrid looks awkward and clunky
lindsz lindsz 8 years
i dont think i really like the half heel too much, i like wedges and i love heels, but i guess it all depends on the shoe :) I am easy, haha :)
lil_bit_edgy lil_bit_edgy 8 years
they're cute but i'm sticking to my skinny heels and my thicker skinny heels (a la marc by marc jacobs). i was never a big fan of wedges.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
The first ones are by far the best.
nicachica nicachica 8 years
eh, i'm not so sure i'm feelin these...
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
I like the skinny heels better. I like wedges, but not this merger heel, I don't know about it.Style Before Comfort!
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
I like the skinny heels better. I like wedges, but not this merger heel, I don't know about it. Style Before Comfort!
sashak sashak 8 years
hmm... I'll have to keep an eye out for these. I really like the Linea Paolo shoes!
skinny-fat skinny-fat 8 years
I bought some cuban heels and love them but I love my skinnies too. I love Linea Paolo shoes...fashionable, comfy and not expensive. *************************************** Toto, I have a feeling we're not in America anymore :(
Deba Deba 8 years
Me no like it... Im sticking to skinny heels
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I love wedges and I'll buy some cuban heel shoes but I still LOVE my skinny heels too!
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