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.
I’m not exactly going out on a limb here by pointing out the similarities between the LAMB originals and these styles from Dollhouse and Type Z.
I will note that I am a bit relieved that neither brand has decided to make mirror-image copies. If you are going to get a look for less, I prefer that there be easy differentiation from the original style. (YMMV).
I admit to liking the Dollhouse primarily due to the change to a closed toe. I’m still wishy-washy on the whole peep-toes-on-boots thing; nice to look at, but too impractical when rain & snow are a regular part of my Pac NW life. I also like the addition of a hidden platform.
Aside from that, the LAMB is definitely the way to go. The quality and level of detail is just so apparent compared to the Type Z bootie. Plus, it has the gold hardware, which makes it an easy evening out choice. The silver hardware of the Type Z almost looks gunmetal in color, making it feel more casual in tone.