posted by: designer in Gucci Shoes on December 15th, 2010
I love Gucci for a number of reasons, not in the least because the label knows how to be innovative and classic at the same time. It is one of the few labels where you can find risks that really work, and still manage to be wearable. What I’m specifically referring to in this instance is Gucci’s Sofia Ray Python & Suede Ankle Boots ($1,695 at Saks), which seems to me to be the height of wearable haute couture.
Let me first call attention to the color. In a genre where everything seems to be about red, grey, bone, and basic black, we have military green – and it’s no coincidence, I am sure, that the military trend is still going strong this winter. If you’re looking to try the trend and want a signature piece, these would definitely be a worth purchase.
Like the name implies, the boots are made of python and suede, but the boots are so much more than that. The strips of the material are caged and interwoven, crisscrossed in such a unique and stylish way. Their stiletto heel is covered in suede and measures 4 and ¾ inches, or 120 millimeters. Of course, thanks to the double platform, which is comprised of both suede and python, and measures one inch, the stiletto is a little less than that.
There’s a definite arch here, best defined by the pointed yet rounded toe. The insole is padded for extra comfort, though. All told, there’s absolutely nothing about these boots that I don’t love.
But what do you think about the military green color? Do you think it’s chic, or do you find it bland?