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Sometimes it’s difficult to tell when a style is simply inspired by recent trends rather than a knockoff of a specific designer’s shoe.
Not so in this case.
Behold spring’s ‘Joelle’ from the LAMB shoe line.
Happy Canada Day!
Holiday wishes from all of us at Shoeblog to our readers living ‘next door’ .
And, as usual, your clever Canadian twins Dan & Dean Caten have your patriotic soles covered (gratuitous pun is wholly intentional) with a maple-leaf Maryjane-esque appliquéd sandal.
It’s time for another installment of “Shoe Showdown”. Our question, as always, is who wore the shoe better? Today’s contestants are Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes and Jennifer Aniston – all sporting the ‘Alex’ wedge espadrilles from Stuart Weitzman.
So, one of our readers (You know who you are.) loves metallic studs, chains and other hardware details on shoes.
Unfortunately, the tendency of shoe-designers to create their rocker-chic and club shoes with stainless steel, aluminum, or other silver-toned hardware inevitably leaves her disappointed.
Sometimes you encounter a style and just know you’ve seen it before.
The differences between these are minor, but noticeable when comparing them side by side. Which ones do you prefer: the originals from Zanotti, or the near-copies from Camuto?
Also, how do you feel about designer inspired styles that are near-knockoffs of higher-end designers? Such styles are legal at this time as long as no trademarks from the original design are copied onto the lower-end style – but should we demand more creativity from mid-end brands who can probably afford to invest in more original design talent rather than resorting to being runway copyists?
*I should note that a lot of Camuto designs are not so imitative. I love the brand, in fact, because they have been some of the best-fitting heels I have found for my arch height and shape.