posted by: designer in Marc Jacobs Shoes on December 17th, 2010
Marc Jacobs definitely knows what it means to have a strong aesthetic, and his only gets stronger and more original as time goes on. I am talking in general, but specifically I am referring to these Marc Jacobs Stamped Ostrich Point-Toe Pumps ($345.99 at Saks), which are down from $495 for some added awesomeness.
These drew my eye first because, these days, it seems like if you’re looking for a flat (or a semi flat, as is the case here), then you basically have to choose between ballet flats and … more ballet flats. That’s cool, I like a lot of the ballet flats out right now – although many of them look like they’d be hell on the arches. But after a while, they all start to taste like beans, so to speak: too much of one thing and not enough variation. And then you have Marc Jacobs, and bless him for it.
These are pumps, though, so they don’t exactly qualify as flats. However, the heel, which is self covered in leather, is only ¾ of an inch, or 20 millimeters. So they are really the best of both worlds: you get a little height, and more support than a ballet flat, but neither are these high heels.
The leather, as you may have guessed from the name of these shoes, is an ostrich leather, and I think it looks gorgeous. I’m actually not sure that I personally have ever run across an ostrich leather shoe before. The buckle in front is cute, but what I really love are the little dotted details, and that super pointy toe. These would be perfect with jeans, not to mention skirts, dresses, and dress pants.
The toe is actually extremely pointed, and it gives these shoes a really interesting silhouette. Do you think so too? And how do you feel about ostrich leather?