Metal Detail

Shoe of the Day: Nirvana

Giuseppe-Zanotti-Nirvana-Heeled-Sandal

To put it simply, nirvana is a place or state characterized by freedom from or oblivion to pain, worry, and the external world. I’m not quite sure why this particular word was chosen as a name for these shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti, but I’m assuming that getting your hands on a pair would evoke a pretty fantastic feeling. The silhouette of this shoe is beautiful; a gently curving heel and the stunning snake-like ankle strap make the shoe sensual, elegant, and very unique. I can’t help by wonder how well they stay on though.

Shoe of the Day: Buckled Up

Aldo-Elphea-Pump-with-Buckle-Detail

I have yet to buy a shoes from Aldo, it’s always tricky finding a pair that fits my feet well. But there’s no denying that they offer great styles, from classic to edgy, in a wide price range. The Elphea stood out because I love classic pumps that have a little extra something. These have a metal buckle heel embellishment, which makes the pumps unique and definitely on trend for this fall.

Giuseppe-Zanotti-Gold-Metal-Heel-Pump

Double-Take: Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Heel Pump

Giuseppe Zanotti shoes are always eye-catching. They’re often embellished with rich detail such as metal elements, animal prints, and crystals, ensuring that they ooze sex and glamour. He’s quite good at turning a simple design into something fabulous. I love the sculptural detail of the metal heeled pumps below, and it’s a good thing that there are double-takes out there for those of us who can’t pay the retail price:
 

Giuseppe Zanotti Pump
Miss KG (Dorothy Perkins
As much as I love shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti, I actually prefer this double-take by Miss KG. Even though the platform is exposed, which I don’t like, the heel doesn’t curve inwards as much, which I love. I’ve always preferred a straight heel to a curved heel.


Giuseppe Zanotti Jake Sandal (Farfetch; also a peep-toe version)
Giuseppe Zanotti designed several styles with the curved metal heel, including sandals and some booties. Although this particular shoe is a bit wild for my taste, the design is quite fun and definitely eye catching. 

Dollhouse Ultimate Sandal (Urban OG in black and animal)
The Ultimate sandal by Dollhouse is a great double-take of the Giuseppe Zanotti Jake, right down to the black and white animal print straps. The style and coloring is almost identical, and it comes in other colors as well!