Katie Holmes Wore the Oddly Sexy Shoes That Divided the Internet
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When heeled flip-flops started rearing their ugly-chic head last summer, they quickly became the cilantro of the fashion world. People were squarely divided into adore-them or despise-them camps, with the latter being furious enough to start internet hate clubs.
But for those with less rage in their hearts, the second coming of the heeled flip-flop (or the kit-flop, if you'd rather) felt like getting a hug from '00s-era Paris Hilton because, honestly, that's hot. There really is something about the shoe's pared-down silhouette and carefree construction that feels effortlessly sexy. And Katie Holmes, who wore the trend this weekend, is the ultimate proof.
On an outing in New York City with her daughter Suri, Holmes wore a stunning plaid, ruffled wrap dress, a navy blue face mask from For Days, and a pair of tan heeled flip-slops that matched her skin tone. The nude shade added to the effect of the sandals as extensions of her legs, which was so lengthening and flattering.
We're so used to spotting Holmes around town in her signature Reformation jeans and Birkenstocks, that this full-on look nearly gave us a heart attack. I mean, even this photo of her artfully placed pigeon toes looks like a press image for a new Sex and the City movie.
If there was ever any doubt about the star power of the heeled flip-flop, consider the debate officially settled. Shop the unexpected style that's becoming a closet staple below.
Get the look:
Marc Fisher LTD Dahila Flip Flop
Shop now: $50 (Originally $110); nordstrom.com
Sigerson Morrison Iconic Kitten Heel Flip Flop
Shop now: $48–$60; nordstrom.com
Jeffrey Campbell Sidora Slide Sandal
Shop now: $145; nordstrom.com
FitFlop Myla Glitz Flip Flop
Shop now: $60 (Originally $95); nordstrom.com
By Far Desiree Leather Slide Sandal
Shop now: $429; nordstrom.com
rag & bone Colt Sandal
Shop now: $150–$210; nordstrom.com
HTTEM Women's Kitten Heel Flip Flops
Shop now: $15–$20; amazon.com
Teva Women's Mush Mandalyn Wedge 2-W
Shop now: $23–$30; amazon.com
Flojos Women's Olivia Flip-Flop
Shop now: $28–$33; amazon.com
AnnaKastle Womens Slide Mule Kitten Heel
Shop now: $45; amazon.com