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Around Valentine’s day interest in classic stocking styles sparks. Backseams are a classic, but the cuban heel adds a pin-up touch to the already timeless look of nylons. A cuban heel stocking is defined by an opaque foot bed that runs from the toes up past the heel, ending in a point. Backseamed and best paired with garters for insured stay-up-ability, they’re undeniably foxy.
Our Cuban Heel collection may be small, but there are three definite pin-up styles that rock the cuban heel.
For non-traditional takes on the cuban heel and a little bit of definition nerding after the jump!
Sheer nylons have a definite retro feel, but we’ve also got the cuban heel look available in a more modern spin.
For other word nerds out there, technically a “cuban” heel has a squared top. Then there is the “french” heel, a sort of stepped pyramid look like the Two Toned Red Cuban Heel Stocking. A “havana” heel has a smoother point that finishes higher and blends straight into the backseam, like the Faux Corset Cuban Heel Pantyhose. Here’s a quick sketch to show the difference:
For simplicity’s sake (and because we tend to go by what our various suppliers call them) we just group all three styles under our Cuban Heel collection.
If you dig the classic nylon stocking are you into the retro look of the cuban heel, or is it just plain backseams for you?
5 soxy thoughts:
I wore my black cuban heel style stockings for Valentines Day yesterday, and my boyfriend LOVED them. He never usually cares about all my socks, lol, so they must look good!
I have the Victoria over the knees and they are amazing, I love them and they feel wonderful, one of my favorite pair.
I love socks they tell a story and it can be as candid or discreet, casual or sexy!
The heel guide is so, so helpful. Very glad Google brought me here. I absolutely love my stockings (though I definitely want to add more thigh highs to my collection because it’s just easier). I shared it today in a blog post! http://www.popomaticdeluxe.com/2013/10/a-quick-and-dirty-guide-to-vintage.html
@Desiree, aw, rad! Wow, some of those heel styles in the old ads are AMAZING!