posted by: designer in Manolo Blahnik Shoes on November 28th, 2010
We have a very interesting highlight featured in Nordstrom’s live designer shoe sale: the Manolo Blahnik Nesta Fur Trim Bootie ($769.90 at Nordstrom). Now, this is the kind of shoe I like to see. Call me crazy, but I think all truly trendsetting fashion should be at least a little controversial. If someone’s not hating and someone else isn’t falling in love, then it’s simply not original enough.
That being said, let’s step back and take a look at these booties, shall we? The suede looks buttery both in color and texture. Even through the photographs, you can just tell the leather will feel soft and supple against your skin. The angle of the toe creates a pleasing contrast to the twist and turn of the trim.
And now we get to the crux of the issue: the trim itself. In this case, the fur is 100 percent genuine, a plush, soft, and silky rabbit fur with an asymmetrical twist designed to complement the point of the toe and the skinniness of the wrapped heel. The heel itself is quite tame, measuring only 3 and ¼ inches. As mentioned, it is wrapped for added stability, so its slender spike isn’t really an issue. The booties are also available in black.
Down from $1,295.00, these booties give new meaning to the idea of being on sale. However, is it worth it to you? I’m still curious about what all of you think about wearing fur.