Love or Hate: Chanel Lucite Heels

It seems as though Jimmy Choo has started a trend. Not long ago, Lucite heels were relegated to  the stages of gentlemen’s clubs, and the stages of gentlemen’s clubs only. Wearing a Lucite heel in public was essentially saying, “excuse me, I’m just getting off my shift at the Pussycat Lounge and I’ve forgotten to pack a change of footwear.”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but until Choo introduced the Niagra, we didn’t think we’d see the day that Lucite made the crossover into mainstream.

Well, it turns out that if Sasha Grey can do it, anyone can. Now we’re seeing Lucite heels everywhere, including this Chanel pump (that’s right, I used the singular).

So what do you think? Do you love the look, or wish it stayed in the seedy underground whence it came?

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    • Lindsay Cross

      A Lucite heel is still a Lucite heel, no matter who made it. I’ve yet to see one that I like from Chanel, Choo or Frederick’s of Hollywood.

    • August S.

      Adore. They’re like the Dita von Teese of shoes: definitely affiliated with stripping, but with enough class to catapult them into an entirely different league. The curve of that strap is killer, and I love the tone-on-tone color palate.

      (To The Possible Chanel Public Relations Minion Reading This: feel free to send me a pair as payment for my endorsement. Size 8. Thx!)

    • sarahnoid

      Yuck. Yuck yuck yuck. Chanel goes Cheap, eh? Lucite to me just says “Two fer a nickle, boys! Line starts at the left!”

    • Elizabeth

      I really like those.

    • Eileen

      I actually do like them. And I REALLY didn’t expect to. But it’s pretty. I’d probably like it better if the grey covered the heel and the stiletto, but it’s kind of attractive and striking the way it is.

      Of course, the practical part of me just thinks that a plastic stiletto will hold up longer than a leather one.