Chunky, stiletto, cone, kitten… I thought we’d seen it all. Until, of course, there was nothing at all to see! The heelless platform, or phantom heel as I’ve affectionately come to call it, is no longer a magical foot-piece reserved for the theatrical likes of Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj. The cool curved back has been popping up all over, from red carpet to sidewalk, and not just as a crazy Halloween gag. The phantom heel has made it mainstream, so stock up on a pair of your own!
I’m pretty sure Daphne Guinness was born in these….


If you’re looking for real world inspiration, then check out Eteclea. This girl rocks the phantoms like it’s nothing.

(Images courtesy of New York Girl Syle and Google)