Last year, the controversial thong heel burst onto the fashion scene. A style originally from the ’90s, the flip-flop with a saucy kitten heel was revived by a wide range of brands, from dainty, bejeweled Manolo Blahnik mules to scuba-inspired Yeezy takes. It’s a polarizing style not for everyone, sure, but as of this month, the après-pedi look is still going strong: Balenciaga’s Pre-Fall collection included loads of them. And now, Kim Kardashian West is bravely wearing the trend out on the streets, too.
Seen in Los Angeles, Kardashian West stepped out today wearing a discreet pair of nude thong heels. Being a Kardashian, she gave them a vampier twist of course, styling them with a high-slit snakeskin skirt—with a clutch to match!—and skintight tank top. Personal preferences aside, one can’t deny the shoe’s leg-lengthening effect; the thong heel might be the new strappy sandal, to be worn when one needs a barely-there finishing touch. Plus, considering the kitten heel is having its own moment, it’s safe to say Kardashian West’s ugly-chic style ticks a few trend boxes in one go. So, you heard it here first: flip-flopping around the city, not just at the beach, has never felt so apropos.