The chunky footwear for Fall 2012 at Proenza Schouler is amazing. There are short boots and tall ones with big stacked heels and squared off toes. This is the first time I have been tempted to do a pre-order on www.modaoperandi.com, the website which sells brand new looks directly off the runway (to be delivered at a later date). There were lots of tough looking ankle boots in the Fall shows and I wonder if that's the influence of street style blogs, which often feature average people wearing real life practical clothes. During the four months of winter in NYC it's hard to live your life in dainty Louboutins!