Inspired By: Balenciaga

In my opinion, some of the most memorable shoes from the Fall/Winter 2013 collections came from the Balenciaga show. There were endless boots, minimalist sandals, and some very intriguing pumps. The pumps combine the airiness of a thong sandal and the elegance of a classic point-toe pump.

I’m not sure how comfortable they are to wear, but several celebrities have been spotted in them. Of course, they are quite out of my price range. I haven’t found a double-take yet, but the Davan pump by Jeffrey Campbell was clearly inspired by the designs in the Balenciaga collection:

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The Davan isn’t a true double-take, but the combined elements definitely bring to mind the unique Balenciaga shoes. I do like the ankle strap detail on these pumps, but I really don’t like the plastic section on the toe box. It seems like it would be quite uncomfortable!