Jun 15, 2010 10:59 AM
Whether you're calling on Hermes, patron of travelers, or Nike, the winged goddess of victory, be assured that the Vivienne Westwood Wing Platform ($174) will have you walking in confidence. The Vivienne Westwood-Melissa collaboration has proven to be a fruitful one, and this goddess inspired platform is our current favorite! The shoe features a 3 inch geisha-like platform, wings on each side, and a glossy sheen. You can grab this one in white, black, gold, and fuschia.
Which god is represented by winged sandals? That would be Hermes! Hermes was the messenger of the gods, which is why he needed to be quick on his feet, hence the winged sandals. Greeks also considered him the patron of travelers and would sacrifice to him before any major trips. So, what about Nike? Nike was the winged goddess of victory (how badass is that?). Girlfriend flew through battlefields rewarding those who won battles. She's associated with strength, speed, and victory. No wonder Nike named themselves after her!