Double-Take: Giuseppe Zanotti Lace Up Sandal

Okay, I know it’s long past sandal weather (at least up in the northern half of the US) but I couldn’t resist sharing these amazing heels. The spring and summer seasons of 2013 saw a lot of ankle strap sandals, but lace-up designs also had their moment.

When it comes to lace-up styles, I have conflicting thoughts. Usually I want the design to be simple and easy to get into, but on the other hand, there is so much room for creative expression that sometimes more complicated is better! The latter is definitely the case here. I love the scalloped edge, cut-out panels, and lengthy lacing of this sandal from Giuseppe Zanotti. There’s so much going on, but it all works very well together to create a jaw-stopping shoe…with a jaw-dropping price. Luckily there’s an equally nice double-take:

ShoeMint-Romy-Scalloped-Lace-Up-Sandal

The Romy from ShoeMint doesn’t have quite the show-stopping effect as the originals by Giuseppe Zanotti (they lack the boot-like height) but they’re just as amazing because they capture the original look extremely well, and they’re available at a more affordable price!

Modern-Vice-Ghillie-Scalloped-Lace-Up-Sandal

 You can get the Modern Vice Ghillies sandal at Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and Lori’s.

OBSESSION RULES Leather Mid Shaft Lace Up Sandal

This Obsession Rules sandal can be found at TJ Maxx.