Sunday, December 4, 2011


Midtown, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

Even in a room (or two) of shoes, shoes, shoes---Coye Nokes elegant footwear collection stands out for its  fluid lines, exquisite construction---and wonderful tones and textures.

Polished urban and urbane-Coye Nokes crafts shoes for women who demand shoes for day to night style- at 'approachable' luxury prices

Iris Sandal-Coral pink is delicious

Stunning-this upper heel cuff

It's our third time out reviewing this collection---AND we feel that this outing by this talent-will gather major retailer interest.


For Spring 2012, Nokes took a trip down the Nile-channeling Cleopatra ...most characterized by the gold cuff bracelet-like embellishment ---so clever the bold square shape balanced by the rest of the geometric and feminine curve shapes.
Alayna  Sand Embossed Python-Camel Calf-Gold embellishments instead of buckles=crowning touch-on wood heel like a building column

Cleopatra Sandals-Emerald, Black + Canary Satin

Indeed -sandals and shoes for a Queen-in beautiful patents, leathers including a snake embossed leather---architecturally distinct,

Everyone seems to be doing a ballerina flat-but Nokes actually makes this lack of a heel-somehow sexy - the Michelle flat-with an elongated toe that's youthful sensuous-not cute. one needs to look cute over a certain age...

A wedge is not clunky in Nokes' hands -the Maya Wedge in fresh spring tones----notice the subtle curves-feminine. Here- our fav color!

Layla and Alayna Sandals

ankle cutout-lengthens the legs

gold zippers-make the exit as interesting as the entrance
Graceful strappy heels are not a mixed metaphor here- on a slight stacked platform-for comfort...and the footbeds are cushioned.

Alexandria Sandals

Caged sandals-Marc Anthony would love-emerald green satin - lovely for Spring

Elizabeth Sandals

T straps-sparklers with solid suede heel cuff on embellished spiked heels. Meticulous construction 

Mia Peep Toes

Peep toe patents never looked as polished or in such pretty colors as here...ideal for the executive women who rules (or should).
Our vote for most likely to be coveted by celebs

IMHO-we can see Coye Nokes being snagged by some big name fashion designer to do a collab...if they're smart.