Archive for the ‘Ask the Shoebloggers’ Category
We have a gentleman who has been visiting our forums for about a month now trying to identify this boot that he is desperate to own.
OK, now here’s the toughy, What kind of boots are these he (Brad Pitt) is wearing? He wears them all the time, not every picture is with this boot, but a lot are this exact boot.
Here are some distinct qualities of this boot:
Notice bottom sole is a two piece, one part for the heel and one part for the front part of foot, This is a very distinct feature of the shoe, sometimes only seen in roper toe cowboy type boots.
Also the bottom sole of the heel has a distinct “V” cut slash in the heel in the picture where he is taking a step.
Also the bottom of the shoes on the right bottom is a square that is colored either orange or red and is the brands name on it or the color is part of the brand, because in two of the pictures showing the bottom of his shoes one can clearly see the bottom of the shoe has the orange or red square trademark. The logo on the bottom is a big give away as to what brand it is.
Also notice the tip of the shoe has a bit of white on the toe area, also a distinct mark on the boot.
Also the material is a gray suede or a distressed pewter, he also has a pair of these in dark brown in one of the pictures, but mostly he wears the dark gray suede or distressed pewter.
They are zip ankle boots, with a round toe very similar to roper style, but not a cowboy boot, also has a Chelsea boot style on the front ankle.
Unfortunately for our friend bottnoob, neither I, nor anyone else on the forums, have been able to identify the manufacturer or style of this boot.
*Sigh* I like it much better when I can actually find an answer on these shoe-hunts.
So, I am now asking you – our readers (who are much more celebrity-savvy than I) to help him out.
Here are the boots in question:
So, how about it?
Perhaps you – or your significant other – own or recognize this boot or recognize the brand?
Any leads, clues, or other information would be most helpful and greatly appreciated at this point.
Any information you have can be left here in comment form, or over in our shoe-forums where this hunt began.
Hi there, I read your blog almost every day and I thought you’d be the perfect person to ask about a pair of shoes that Solange Knowles is wearing on the attached picture. Please can you help enquire where I can get them, and any more information about them that you might have will be appreciate.
We’re just tickled that you read our blog – thanks for the kind compliments! It really brings a smile to our faces to know that our blog posts don’t go into a black hole, never to be heard from again.
Sometimes we fail to identify a shoe (please help us figure out how to purchase Regina’s black and white pump) but this is one occassion where the shoe stood out so much during fashion week that it was easy to recognize. This is the shoe I dub the ‘two faced shoe’. It’s from the fall 2009 Moschino Cheap and Chic collection, which is covered in this post.
Unfortunately, I was not able to find a place to purchase the shoes online. You might want to try one of the Moschino boutiques or wait and see if they make an appearance on Moschino’s official online store since fall styles are still coming out.
Hope this helps!
P.S. Love Solange’s new ‘do!
A friend of ShoeBlog’s wrote:
Please, please advise how and where I could buy the recently shown John Galliano Runway shoes [Fall 2009]. I attach photos of the ones that I am interested in.
While we were unable to help Leyla – the official response from Galliano’s staff is that the shoes were not produced to be sold and were only for the runway, we don’t want Leyla to walk away shoe-less. So how about these delectable delights from John Galliano’s Spring/Summer 2009 collection. They are on sale for over 50% at Yoox, too!
John Galliano Red Ankle Strap Platforms; On sale $276 at Yoox in red and black
John Galliano Satin Pink Platforms with Orange Appliques; On sale at Yoox in lavendar, white, or black for $315
John Galliano Blue Snakeskin (even though it looks like denim) Pump with Bow Detailing; On sale at Yoox in blue or black for $248
John Galliano Black Pump with ruched detailing; On sale at Yoox for $148!
So, this message was left on my Facebook account by a desperate friend:
OK shoe queen…I want these shoes in a 7.5, 8, or 8.5. I don’t care help me find them!
R2 ‘Devi’ stock photos
To add insult to injury, she had apparently placed these in her Piperlime shopping cart - but for some reason waited until the morning to buy them…and by then, it was too late!
So far, I have had no luck finding these in anything other than a size 6, and she is a 7.5 but is willing to go up or down a half size. In fact, I have actually only found a couple of retailers that are even still carrying this shoe (DSW, Famous Footwear & Shoes.com).
Please, if you see these online or in a retailer near you, let us know so that we can help her to find these retro ankle boots.
Although New Year’s has come and gone, we wanted to do a followup post to show you our friend Annie’s New Year’s Eve party shoes. If you recall, Annie was searching for Luciano Padovan’s mirrored disco ball shoes. We thought the shoes were sheer perfection too. Alas, perfection did not come in a size 8.
But what really got me was seeing these shoes on Anne’s perfectly french pedicured feet. Against a backdrop of maroon carpeting, Martinez Valero’s rhinestone shoes were absolutely stunning and certainly caught the attention of the spotlight – just look at the shoes sparkling and winking at us! Well done, Annie!