Word association studies invariably show red to be perceived as the most sensual of all the colors - the most "viscerally-alive" hue according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of Color: Messages and Meanings. As opposed to, say, blue or even purple, red is the symbolic color of the heart, and "linked to love and passion. Strong-willed, it expresses emotion, and is the most physical color in the spectrum. Physiologically, red is the call to the adrenaline glands to get the body and senses activated."
A fun way to up the sexy-time quotient - any time - would be in these spicy and eyecatching "Heart" kicks by Kobi Levi. They use the negative space so cleverly to create a heart shape, while the arrow is fashioned from the strap. Levi was also the creative madman behind the amazing "double foot" boot that Lady Gaga wore in Born this Way.
Love, love, love.
- Lesley Scott
(illustration: Y&Kei via Pantone)