Ah, thank god for lasers–how else could we have a shoe covered in tiny, delicate flower petals competing with playful peek-a-boos that engage in frothy rococo swirls, imaginative leather bouquets that leave the viewer always thirsty for more? (Or I guess, we could rely on old-and-trusted handmade techniques, in which case each pair of shoes would cost an arm and a leg now.) Laser cut-outs in floral patterns come also in 3-D, where the cut-out has been turned into a pretty applique, or in 2-D, creating gardens of patterns that envelop the wearer in magic. If you’re a fan of this style, here are a few choices for a variety of occasions and budgets:
Hype Scheme flat, available in three creamy color combos, on sale at Endless for $74 (double that price at Zappos, if you want to know).
Anna Sui ‘Cherry Dipped’ Floral Flats, $268 at Anthropologie,
and Anna Sui White Floral Trainers, $258 at Anthropologie.
Dr. Martens ‘Laser 14′ floral-etched eye-zip white boots, $121 at Zappos.
Dr. Martens Mods Laser cut-out boots, $134 at Zappos.
Sesto Meucci leather mule with laser-cut floral detailing, $169 at Neiman Marcus.
Michael Kors Gogo laser-cut ballet flat, $113 at Zappos.