Devin Logan, who won silver in the Winter Olympics in the inaugural slopestyle competition, is one of the most decorated women in the sport. But her closet is taking on a new challenge: heels.
With a higher profile and public appearances lined up, the 21-year-old freeskier said she has introduced more fashionable styles to the mix.
“I’ve been adding more heels in my life. But I’m 5’10, so the whole height thing is already a lot,” Logan told Footwear News. “As I started to wear more heels, I was definitely thinking I would rather have been wearing my ski boots [for the comfort], and that’s hard to say.”
While she’s been easing into the stiletto life, starting with shorter heights and wedges, the change in wardrobe hasn’t been too difficult. “I’m a shoe fiend,” said Logan, who lives and trains in Park City, Utah, and is a student at nearby Westminster College in Salt Lake City. “My last skiing season, [shoes] were basically all I spent my prize money on. “
Pairs owned: 25
Brands: Creative Recreation, Lucky Brand, Nike, Nine West, The North Face, Steve Madden, Timberland, Vans
Most treasured pair: “For my birthday, I ordered a pair of Timberland boots that say [my nickname], ‘D Lo,’ on them.”
Most spent on a pair: $275, for the custom Timberlands
Best bargain: “I just bought a pair of camo boat shoes for summer. There was a sale and I had a coupon, so I think they were, like, $9.”
Next purchase: “I’m still shopping for more shoes to go with all my new dresses. I’m leaving tomorrow for an event and I’m running out of shoes. I’m looking for more open-toe styles, now that it’s summertime, and some dress-up things.”
Fashion don’ts: “I try not to go over 3 inches in heels. And I don’t like doing all the buckles and stuff. I like a nice, clean look.”
Sneaker style: “If there’s anything in a camo print, that catches my eye. And I’ve been looking into sneaker wedges. I haven’t found a pair I want yet, but that will come.”
Favorite retailers: “Recently I’ve been doing a lot more glamorous shopping than I’m used to, so when I have events going on I try to get everything done all together. There’s a Tanger Outlet Center [nearby] with a BCBG store that has great dresses and shoes. Being on the road so much, I do a lot of online shopping, [so I also go to] Zappos.com because of the overnight shipping.”