HERSTAR has teamed up with the NBA to create stilettos for all the ladies who are looking for a fashionable way to show support for their favorite basketball team. The goal of HERSTAR is to “adorn sports fans in fashion forward and sexy sports attire. ” The heels are available in suede or crystal ranging in price from $100 to $275. HERSTAR’S founder Holly Joffrion said she came up with the idea after realizing that women love shoes just as much as their favorite team:
“We look forward to offering sports fans a high-end line of fashionable heels. We understand how much women love their shoes and recognize that going to an NBA game can be an event beyond the hardwood. We’re able to combine the love of basketball and footwear together, allowing female fans another way to display their passion for the game.”
While, I understand HERSTAR wanting to make sports fashionable for women, I just can’t imagine anyone wearing these stilettos. Ok I take that back; I wouldn’t wear them. As Jocks and Stiletto Jill so eloquently stated, “NBA team logos on women’s footwear screams CHEAP and TACKY! Slapping a logo on a platform heel and Italian sizing does not qualify as fashion.”
But that’s not the only reason I wouldn’t wear them. I want to be comfortable when attending sporting event (since I don’t have the option of sitting in a floor seat like celebrities do where wearing heels is deemed more appropriate). If I were going to wear heels to a game, I’d want to wear something that doesn’t have to be reserved just for a game. I know people don’t have to only wear team logos to games, but let’s be real. If you saw someone walking down the street wearing these you’d give them the side eye. The cost per wear is not worth it (I’ll do a separate post on cost/wear one of these days).
If these pumps are really a hot commodity, they seem like ones that will be hot for a minute and not the next. I first noticed the stilettos on other sites last month during the height of the NBA playoffs. During that time everyone was in love with OKC and the Miami Heat, so I’m sure at the time the OKC and Miami Heat pumps were a big hit for some females fans at the time, but are they really hot now?!
So what would I recommend wearing to a sporting event? Wear a fitted jersey or t-shirt with the team logo, skinny jeans and flat boots. Don’t want to wear a jersey or t-shirt? Incorporate your favorite team’s color in your outfit instead. If you can’t wear flats to sporting events, these looks will work with heels too.
If you do have a favorite NBA team and want to show your support by purchasing a pair of heels from HERSTAR, please don’t pair your Los Angeles Lakers purple and gold pumps with a purple and gold outfit. That’s doing ABSOLUTELY TOO MUCH! I just had to make that statement because you already know someone is going to walk around trying to be matchy matchy!!!
Click HERE to view all NBA stilettos.
What do you think of the NBA Stilettos? Would you wear them?
Source: Ask Kissy & Black Visions