Against all odds, lucite shoes are becoming a trend to reckon with. My favorites are Valentino (decked out with glam crystal rockstuds!). They’re like Cinderella slippers if she had gone to the club, instead of to the ball. I hate single soled shoes, but wedges make them much easier to maneuver around in. Rich, red suede gives the stylized clear wedge an element of sophistication that will have less adventurous Shoe Snobs feeling more willing to go lucite. The slightly rounded toe also shows off the cold material’s softer side. But I’d rather go dark – the black bootie’s ankle strap has that ‘90s feel that I love. These are the perfect compromise for the platform girl who’s having a hard time easing into trendy single soled shoes. If that’s you, be sure to try them on for size! Inquire at Valentino.