I love it when you guys turn up something awesome I had no idea existed! Thanks to HM reader Baxt for turning me on to these outrageous shoe harnesses from Indecorous Taste ($275 -$575/pair). They might not be quite right for everyday wear, but they pretty much rock for everything else.
Baxt also posed us a good question- what do you want in a shoe harness? Personally, I would like just a plain harness, for one thing. Something simple to update my Fluevog cowboy boots or Angels, for example, or look really funky on my black-and-white Docs. Just leather straps and a ring, nothing fancy. Beyond that, the options seem pretty much endless. “Strappy” seems to be the word of the season on boots, and I’d much rather buy straps than all new shoes. The same with spikes- it seems like something I wouldn’t want often enough to invest a ton, but a spiked harness in shiny patent would do wonders for several pairs of my heels.