Cork seems to come and go as a shoe fashion trend (the move towards huge cork platform wedges in 2012 is not sorely missed), but heart-on-your-heel shoe label Luichiny has come up with a cork beauty that is truly contemporary. It’s also reasonably priced, and a whole lot of fun.
The shoe is called Hot Springs by Luichiny and it is on sale from Zappos for $60.99 (a saving of nearly 25% on the regular price of $79.99). This fun, flirty sandal has an ankle wrap with tie closure sitting on top of a narrow 5.75 inch stiletto (2 inch platform). It’s available in red and black patterns and shipping is free.
The reasonable price and smashing look mean that Luichiny’s Hot Springs is our high heel bargain of the week. For more great shoe deals, see our bargain archive.
With just less than a month to go until Valentine’s Day, it’s time to start thinking about footwear for that Valentine’s Day function. Whether you’re planning a romantic date with your partner, or a single girls’ night on the tiles, we think it will be hard to go past a pair of Luichiny shoes or boots – the brand that wears its heart on its sole.
<UPDATE, February 2018: These boots retailed through heels for $109.99 way back in 2014. They are no longer available. If the position changes, this post will be updated with a link.>
Each pair of Luichiny shoes has a strategically placed red love heart on the sole of the shoe, and the brand’s boots also follow this trend. Luichiny is one of a growing group of labels that focuses on eye-catching designs at reasonable prices (think Privileged, Jeffrey Campbell, Irregular Choice etc).
The Luichiny brand itself has been around for several years now, having been purchased by Demand Shoes of Missouri in December 2005. The original designer’s name was Luis, and the name Luichiny was created partially using his name (the correct pronunciation of the brandname is loo-che’-nee). So now you know.
Luichiny made headlines on Valentine’s Day 2013 when actress Sutton Foster wore a pair of Luichiny shoes on the Late, Late Show that day. After sitting down to be interviewed by Craig Ferguson, Sutton flashed a heart-stamped sole to the admiring host and audience. You can catch a video of that interview below.
Meanwhile, what better way to stamp your mark on Valentine’s Day 2014 than with a six inch no-nonsense boot with a two inch platform? Lovers everywhere be warned…
Craig Ferguson interviews Sutton Foster:
We all know that Christian Louboutin’s red soled shoes are sexy, but how about big red love hearts on the soles of your high heels? The love hearts are the signature look of Luichiny Shoes, seen here on their black satin Kissy Kiss pump. This sexy shoe has a mischievous 5 inch metallic killer heel, and a sexy bow detail on the front completes the look. Kissy Kiss by Luichiny is new to heels.com for $94.99.
It seems that the signature love heart appears on the soles of all Luichiny high heels. Our pick of some of the best include these fuchsia suede Xtra Special hidden-platform pumps. They’re also new to heels.com for $94.99.