A word to the streetwise: Treacherous topography and spiky stilettos may leave you feeling flat (on your face).
Best yield to a more comfortable breed of kicks.
Like leather sandals from Laura Schoorl’s new fall collection. Don’t balk at practicality: With modest wood heels, subdued tones, and smart-looking straps, the designs are more Comey than Columbia. Schoorl’s attraction to perforated, well-worn leathers sourced from all over the state gives shoes a vintage vibe.
Sling on the soft gray Tessa style and go straight from coffee run to last call. The Grace, with its olive and chestnut coloring, speaks to the Oakland designer’s belief that shoes are like art.
Complete your mobile masterpiece with a breezy, off-duty ballerina sweater (it’s exactly what we want to pull on when it starts getting chilly).
Go on, you’ve got the green light.
Photo: Courtesy of Laura Schoorl