It?s no wonder these sleek almost-flats (most have half-inch heels) evoke the theater crowd--they were created by a performance artist. Designer Martiniano Lopez Crozet is part of Los Super Elegantes, a troupe of singers, dancers and actors that has performed at the Whitney Museum.
These shoes make even a plain-Jane outfit fashionable: The black slip-on glove shoe ($395) has an upper that?s cut from a single piece of leather, with a distinctive high vamp. (We like the idea of spicing up winter white jeans with the fun faux-iguana-stamped editions in blue or violet.)
Martinianos--available locally at Creatures of Comfort and Mohawk General--are our new go-to shoes for those times when we have to walk but don?t want to look anything less than performance-ready.
Mohawk General Store, 4011 W. Sunset Blvd.; 323-669-1601 or martinianolopezcrozet.tumblr.com