I did the unthinkable during the week and stepped into the Ferragamo store at Pavilion to check out their mid year sale. Yep! S-A-L-E! There were a few items that caught my eye but fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) they didn’t come in my size. Most of the classic designs don’t go on sale, so you can expect to get mostly the seasonal items, which means no pretty classic plain coloured Varina or Vara shoes, but maybe a patterned design. There were some pretty pairs available if anyone’s interested
However, one item from the upcoming Fall 2012 collection caught my eye. It is a pair of Varina flats in patent leather with an interesting yet quite subtle leopard print design. On feet, it isn’t as loud as all that and in fact looks quite pretty. Varina flats have a beautiful way of transforming my feet into delicate feminine pins that I absolutely adore.
But here’s the interesting bit. These shoes will change colour according to the temperature!
Apparently, in the day when its warmer, you will see the print on your shoes. But in the evenings, or as it gets cooler, the colour will darken to black. Right so it sounds gimmicky as anything. But, I. Love. It!
I love the idea of traipsing out of the house in one pair of shoes and coming back in the evening in another. Apparently, because temperature isn’t constant all the time, and are heat sensitive, they will change with the weather or your body heat.
I’m not sure how it’ll behave locally here in Malaysian weather where the temperature outside doesn’t drop very far. In the store, where the air-conditioning was kept quite low, I noticed that the shoe was quite dark, but I could still see the pattern. Personally, I do not expect to see the shoe turn very dark locally. However, in a place with a much cooler climate, then it may turn much darker as the temperature falls.
These shoes are the Day-To-Night Varina flats and come in 3 or maybe 4 colours. They are already available at local Ferragamo stores. I think it retails at RM1750 or maybe RM1950 but I can’t be 100% sure.
What say you? Am I in the minority in thinking these shoes sort of cool despite the gimmicky idea behind it?