Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Marni's open toe boots do not make sense

I have heard more than one person lament that open toe shoes are all they can find on the market these days. I shrugged it off because peep toes sandals and peep toe pumps are very pretty things. Then fall comes and I am assaulted by footware that just doesn't make sense.

Look at these boots from Marni (going for $1,070 on Net-a-porter). First of all, I would like to say that people wear boots in the fall because the weather is chilly or cold. Of course, boots are also modern and edgy, and used to provide all sort of corrective effects for different people. In general, I'm very partial towards good-looking boots. However, deliberately leaving holes in shoes that are supposed to keep your feet warm just doesn't seem smart. Neither does using a dark brown color because irregardless of whether you wear dark stockings or go bare, the contrasting effect would still be close to nil. Without a proper color contrast, all that the holes in the boots does is to allow the cold draft to slow your blood circulation with absolutely no aesthetic advantages to justify the added discomfort.

By the way, open-toe booties are the look of the season, so to speak. Personally, I think the trend is more suitable when applied on ankle boots.

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