I loved the Miu Miu “Pop” brogues that came out last fall. With subtle color-block styling, including topstitching and wingtip styling, it was a wonderfully feminine version of a classic menswear shoe. (See Manolo’s take here):
There are a few isolated sizes & styles available at Net-a-porter and Bluefly- but Bluefly is already selling out some styles even as I am writing this, so these will not be around for long, even at discounted prices that are still around $500.
These were apparently too original to stay original. I am in true awe at the sheer mass of imitations that have spawned from these fun and elegant originals.
Be warned, some are quite cute, but others border on a level of “What were they thinking?” that leaves me shaking my head in confusion.
So, in no particular order:
Contestant #4 – Dollhouse with the “Warhole” and “Rembrandt” styles $69.99 at Heels.com for either style. (Honestly, I do like the blue combo as it has enough differences to make it a nice variation on the original idea.)
Contestant #5 – Bamboo ‘Hanete01′ $34.99 at Cutesyshoes (I can’t ever see myself wearing this cotton-candy color combo.):
So, how do we feel about these?