Guns and Stilettos

Miranda Lambert steps out at ACM Awards in Houstonian's sharp-shootin' stilettos

Miranda Lambert steps out in Houstonian's sharp-shootin' stilettos

8 Pink shoes with holster at Joyce Echols Shoes Preview March 2015
The Houstonian's shoe design that Miranda Lambert wore to the ACM Awards show. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
22 Joyce Echols at Joyce Echols Shoes Preview March 2015
Joyce Echols at a preview of her namesake luxury footwear line. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
17 Strappy black shoes with longhorn bolos at Joyce Echols Shoes Preview March 2015
Longhorn bolos add a Texas touch to these strappy sandals. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
8 Pink shoes with holster at Joyce Echols Shoes Preview March 2015
22 Joyce Echols at Joyce Echols Shoes Preview March 2015
17 Strappy black shoes with longhorn bolos at Joyce Echols Shoes Preview March 2015

The moment Miranda Lambert's stylist showed the singer the fuschia "Come and Take It" pumps with a tiny holster and golden revolver, the Academy of Country Music Award winner had to have them for the show's red carpet in Las Vegas.

Lambert, a native of Longview, Texas, gained widespread notoriety Sunday night not only for her singing — she was named Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year — but also for the fancy footwear. Houston-based luxury shoe designer Joyce Echols, who created the fetching stilettos, reports that Monday morning there was so much attention to the shoes that her server crashed.

"Miranda was just in love with them," Echols tells CultureMap. And that's just part of the story.

Lambert insisted on wearing the heels but needed the holster on the left foot rather than the right in order to display the pistol through the slit in her yellow gown by Christian Siriano. The shoes, made in Italy, had to be reproduced and shipped overnight, which was impossible given the time constraints. So Echols, with pink satin and a tiny pistol in hand, approached Sal Maida of Maida's Custom Footwear. He replicated the Italian shoe in time to be shipped to Vegas for the televised ACM Awards ceremony.

"That was pretty fantastic," Echols said adding that the $849 shoes (with Swarovski crystal in the pistol) are available online with plenty of black in stock but a dwindling supply of the fuschia. 

She adds that the Joyce Echols label will have three new colors of the "Come and Take It" for her spring line and the next incarnation of "Come and Take It" will be a platform shoe with raised heel.