Double-Take: Manolo Blahnik Fersen

I’ve mentioned before that I find shoes that play with illusion quite interesting. The best styles are ones that make it seem as if the shoe is barely held onto the foot. Others are more subtle with transparent sections, such as this elegant sandal from Manolo Blahnik.

I think the way the transparent panels were implemented create a very dainty look on the foot, giving the illusion of impossibly thin straps. I love the original design, but even if I could afford it, the style is sold out. I just recently came across this amazing double-take, which is definitely something to consider adding to your closet:


The BCBGeneration Jakalyn sandal is quite pretty in person, but I didn’t find it very comfortable because it was a little wide on my feet. These are available on Zappos, Macy’s, and Nordstrom.