Shakira Takes Her Black Chunky Boots for a Ride on the New York Subway

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Shakira opted for a pair of black chunky shoes on Friday night as she was spotted taking the 7 train in New York City after another promotional appearance for her latest album “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran.”

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A closer look at Shakira's boots.
A closer look at Shakira’s boots. Getty Images

Cutting a cool casual look, the singer has preferred comfortable footwear options as of late, recently sporting a pair of Air Jordan 13 Retro sneakers after a performance in Times Square where she wore black Amina Muaddi Yigit platform stiletto boots. The sneakers featured a glittery panel as the entertainer is known for adding a bit of extra sparkle and glamor to her shoes. Along the lines of cozy footwear choices, the pop culture icon signed a deal with Brazilian footwear brand Ipanema in August 2023 to serve as a global ambassador for their spring 2024 Sempre Nova collection campaign.

Columbian superstar Shakira in black chunky shoes while in New York City
Columbian superstar Shakira New York City.Anadolu via Getty Images

On March 22, Shakira released her highly-anticipated studio album “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran” after a seven-year wait. The artist has been on a promotional tour over the past few weeks for the Latin pop record, which includes features from top artists such as Cardi B and Ozuna.

Shakira in New York City wearing black chunky shoes.
Shakira spotted on the 7 train on Friday night.Anadolu via Getty Images

About the shoes

Shakira’s footwear choice for the evening was an all-leather, trendy, chunky black platform shoe. The shoe featured the shape of a slightly elevated wedge heel complete with a lug outsole. The outer front portion of the footwear was crafted in a pointed-toe design, which has been a trending style donned by many celebrities over the past few weeks. The silhouette was finished in a sleek, all-black, minimalistic colorway.

Chunky Boots

While platform shoes have never truly gone out of style, the trend experienced its first wave in the 1970s. Now, in 2024, platform shoes are now considered to be a rising trend again. Also known as “dad shoes” or “chunky shoes,” this chunky model has been deemed more comfortable than silhouettes built with sharp and pointy outsoles due to their lightly padded midsole and elevated nature. In 2023, brands like Versace and Pleaser released quite a few variations of platform shoes in the forms of boots, sneakers and sandals in anticipation for the spring 2024 season. Styles like Versace’s Aevitas Leather Platform Boots and the Adore 3000 have become popular platforms of choice.

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Shakira, slides, socks, pajamas, silk pajamas, silk trousers, music video, Ozuna

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