Put Away the Ballet Flats. These Are the Shoes You Need Now
Take a cue from Hugh Hefner and slip into the season's most luxurious flats
Smoking slippers -- the hot new shoe of the season -- cover more of the top of your foot than fall's incumbent flat, the ballet slipper. They feature a raised vamp (the place where the shoe cuts across the front of your foot) with a slight notch where it meets the side of the shoe. What makes them so special is their uncomplicated regal appeal. They manage to be comfortable and casual, but still every bit as stylish as a pair of cutout booties. In the hands of designers, this versatile fall flat can be refined, playful or even edgy. Here, three ways to wear the slipper with the celebrity cult following.
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