2018 FASHION BRINGS IN THE CLEAR PLASTIC BOOTS
With 2018 just around the corner, new fashion trends are always brewing in the minds of designers from Los Angeles. to Paris. And as evidenced by ‘heroin chic’ and countless other examples, the mind of the designer can produce some pretty over-the-top stuff. Well, there’s yet another such absurdity, coming down the pike…it may have you laughing at first, but it may also have you coughing up a bundle of loot in a few months. Soon to be seen on the legs of the rich, famous, and trendy: the knee-high, see-through, plastic boot
. And yes, a plastic boot is all the rage in the upcoming 2018 fashion scene.
KIM KARDASHIAN ROCKS CLEAR BOOTS (OR HEELS AS CHRIS ROCK SAID) IN NYC. DID WE MENTION THEY ARE PLASTIC
Prominently rocked by Kim Kardashian on the streets of NYC in early September, this new trend in footwear has upside and downside. The upside: you get to show off the gams, if you’re so disposed. But if your pedicure’s not quite up to date, fear not: Chanel’s boot is see-through everywhere but over the toes, allowing you to parade those toned calves while not giving away how long it’s been since your last spa treatment. There’s also the fact that if you’re into legs, rainy days will no longer deprive you of your favorite part of the female form. The downside: I mean, they’re plastic. They might not breathe particularly well, and once can imagine how they might get a bit, well, sticky. They also may hamper your dance moves, as they’re bound to be less than flexible. Also, dude, it’s a plastic boot.
CHANEL RESPONSIBLE FOR PLASTIC BOOT, NO WORD ON PRICE, YET. BUT STILL ALL THE RAGE.
Still, as HL Mencken once said, “nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public”…and with the Chanel brand behind it, there’s a good chance you’ll be seeing knee-high plastic boots in 2018, strutting down red carpets and hailing taxis outside velvet ropes.
Besides, if you ignore the pretensions of the TMZ circuit and really think about the actual boots: you might have to admit that they might be kinda cool.
Your move, Chanel.