Contemporary shoe brand Privileged is tapping into the oversized buckle high heel shoe trend, with this snazzy new stiletto. The shoes seem to be inspired by a Manolo Blahnik sandal we featured recently, but comes with a much friendlier price tag. They’re available in 5 different colors from heels.com for $84.99 with free shipping (UPDATE: as of March 2016 this heel is out of stock. If it becomes available again we will link it here).
The shoe is called Revolution and it has a 5 1/2 inch heel with a 3/4 inch platform. A transparent vamp gives a subtle nod to the see-through trend without being a full-on stripper shoe. This high heel is available in blue, red, coral, teal and black (see below for more pictures).
Always living life on the edge, up-and-coming label Privileged has brought out a gladiator sandal that hints at the world of the dominatrix in the nicest possible way. This arse-kicking gladiator uses gun-metal curb chain for straps and continues the metallic theme with a razor thin metallic heel.
UPDATE, March 2018: These heels from 2014 are no longer available for sale (ie they have sold out). If this changes, we will update this page with links.
The black Vunk gladiator sandal by Privileged was available for $139.99 (it’s also available in gold, but we think the black is more in keeping with its no-nonsense, kick arse approach). Vunk has a back zipper running the length of the 15.5 inch high shoe which sits atop of a 4.75 inch heel with 0.75 inch platform.
The sandals have sold out on heels.com before and the continuing popularity of the gladiator sandal trend suggests that is likely to happen again with these real chain high heeled sandals. So if you’re looking for a party-piece shoe (with a hint of fetish), then go for it.
Trend alert! This week we spotted not one but two new buckle up black boots with gold features. Above is Crome by Jennifer Chou, a 5 inch gold heel with 2 1/4 inch hidden platform. I love the gold buckles on this cutie bootie. You can pick up a pair from solestruck.com for $159.95.
For the same look but an even smaller price tag, heels.com offers Privileged’s Dragonar black bootie. This bootie is even more forthright than the Crome, and has a 6 1/2 inch high heel with 2 1/2 inch platform.
Three gold plates at the front of the shoe complete the elegant / tough look that I think this heel is striving for. The Dragonar black bootie is new to heels.com for $109.99.
[UPDATE, April 2016: These sneaker heels are no longer available and links have been removed.]
There’s a definite gap in the market for sneaker high heels, but it is slowly being filled. We’ve earlier reported that Nike don’t make sneaker heels (although they do say they will keep the concept under review pending demand) and Adidas have only entered the scene on a limited basis. That’s allowed other labels to fill the niche, and recently the quality and range of these sporty stilettos has exploded.
Last week we looked at ZiGi Girl’s take on the stiletto sports shoe and today’s find is from Privileged. The sneaker aspects come from the padded collar and tongue, waxed laces and wide velcro strap closure whereas the heel is a full 6 inch stiletto with a 3 inch hidden platform. The shoe is finished with a cushioned insole of course for added comfort when shooting hoops.
The colour scheme of this high heel sneaker is a tribal print canvas upper seen here in pink and lime. The pump is also available in white with a hologram trim, gold, an army print, and a black multi-coloured look (see more images below).
[UPDATE: In August 2013, this Privileged shoe retailed for only $100 at Karmaloop but it is no longer available as at April 2016. If the shoe becomes available again, a link will be added.]
I don’t know if discos still exist, but if they do then these are the high heels you need to dance the night away. They’re new Ratchet pumps from Privileged, and they’re only $54.99 from heels.com.
Privileged is definitely a brand that is going places and not content to produce boring shoes that blend into the crowd. I thought as much when I reviewed their geometric sneaker heels only last month. And I’ll continue to covet their shoes while they help us stand out from the crowd.
Anyhow, back to the Ratchet pumps. They have a kick-arse 6.5 inch heel with a 2 inch platform, giving an effective heel height of 4 inches. The feature of the shoe is of course the man-made patent upper which is printed with a bright yellow neon hounds tooth print. It’s clash-tastic! Pick up a pair from heels for $54.99, where you can also see more pictures of the Ratchets.
Finally, if yellow isn’t your style, the Ratchet is also available in black for a few dollars more. It’s $59.99 from heels.com.
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