When it comes to high heels, American shoe designer Ruthie Davis knows what she’s designing. The New Yorker has designed her own collection of quirky, colourful but stylish shoes since 2006. Her fans include some of the biggest musicians in the industry, namely Beyoncé Knowles, Lady Gaga & Janelle Monáe, as well as actresses Lucy Hale, Elizabeth Banks & Leighton Meester, and has recently been used in collaboration with designer Katie Gallagher in her Fashion Week show. This Fall 2013 Collection boasts Ruthie’s signature of sky-high heels, spikes and patent shoes.
Banks – a fierce bootie made of leather with crocodile pattern and spikes down the front to meet the peeptoe, this platform-high bootie will have heads turning. Available in Black or Charcoal.
Mara – keeping things spikey, this high-heeled sand features spikes on the front straps with a contrasting platform panel and an exposed zipper at the back. Available in Trench Nude or Black.
Bartley – similar to her cousin Mara, this sandal features thicker straps with gold spikes along the middle of head, and a gold matching platform panel to finish. Available in Black, Cuolo Brown or Grey.
Stewart – a beautiful alternative to a simple high heel. It’s available in four different shades, with the body covered in either mohair or full leather, a shiny reflective patent panel near the heel and finished with all leather back and heel; this is one show stopping shoe. Available in full leather in Black or Trench Nude, or in mohair in Cobalt Pony or Vamp Pony.
Jolie – strappy and then some! This shoe is a crossover between sandal and boot, giving the height of a boot but the straps of, well, a sandal. Rounded straps with a thicker panel near the ankle, and a tall exposed back zip for security, this peeptoe sandal bootie will have you living Summer through Fall. Available in Trench Nude, Vamp Red or Black with studs.
Eastgate – the bare minimum in an ankle strapped shoe. Thin rounded straps on just the toes and ankles finish this heel, which comes in either crocodile patterned leather or in shiny patent metallic panels. Available in Black Crocco, Trench Crocco or Metal Multi.
Halle – like Halle Berry, this is a classic cross strap peeptoe sandal. There are three classic colours to choose from, which are all full leather in one colour, or be daring and fun with the shiny patent metallic panels. Available in full leather in Black, Vamp or Trench Brown, or in shiny Copper-Cobalt-Black.
Theron – another fierce shoe to boot, Theron features a thick low ankle strap with a spike-studded fastener, a platform shoe with a squared off nude panel at the front. Available in Black with silver, Taupe Brown or Grey with rose gold.
Although Ruthie Davis is not yet available in store in Ireland, they are available in The Box Boutique, London. Buy online at Neiman Marcus and Far Fetch.