So what I am wondering is what is up with this craze..why do you like this sort of style?
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They're "hoplite" shoes -- reminiscent of gladiators, amazonian queens, Egyptian princesses. Pretty and "tough" at the same time. You can't wear biker-chick boots ALL the time, lol.
Theoretically, they're comfortable, but the reason hoplites switched to something with more coverage was the damage to the foot when running around. Basic.
Anyway, the trend is back and has stuck around for a while now.
Sometimes you wear high heels, sometimes fancy flats. It's just a matter of preference, season and environment.