If you’re anything like us, your blogrolls are bursting with vivid shots of insane shoes (thanks Tommy Ton), bloggers bragging about their ~gifted designer heels~ (shutup and go away) and a constant feed of lookbooks with beautiful people wearing beautiful clothes and sporting even more beautiful shoes. Well, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, folks. Because SUMMER SALE IS HERE and lots of shoes that you previously could not afford are now potentially maybe kind of within your price range. Maybe. Here are 20 pairs of cray cray shoes all at at least 50% off – for your consideration.
Because the metallic trend was/is/will be impossible to ignore – these are a wise investment. They’re a wise investment right? Let’s start with Giuseppe Zanotti’s Metallic Leather Ankle Boots (60% off) for if you want to be a martian. If you want to be an athletic martian you can opt for the infamous Maison Martin Margiela Metallic High Tops (60% off). And if you want to get girly with your metallics – why not a pair of Chloe Slingbacks (70% off)? Moving along…
FLAT (SANDAL) LAND
So, maybe you’re like “why would I buy sandals if the season is coming to an end?” And to that we say: 1. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Summer has just begun, 2. That is what the fashion world will do to you – make you start thinking about October 2019 unreasonably far in advance, and 3. Even if the season was coming to an end – won’t you need sandals next year too? Yeah. Further to that we recommend the follow for ~comfort~ and ~class~ (clockwise from top left): Bally Osane Lace-Up Leather Sandals (70% off), Rochas Leather Gladiator Sandal (60% off), Marni Contoured Leather Sandals (60% off) & Marni Fringed Leather T-Bar Sandals (60% off). LONG LIVE SUMMERTIME.
TIMELESS… KIND OF… MAYBE
Alright, so maybe they’re not the traditional idea of ‘timeless’ – but they’re certainly worthy of season-to-season wear without being too dependent on the trends. Which makes them a wise investment. And that is a fact. For a boot with studs, and not the kind of annoying studs you see on Tumblr, there are these Stella McCartney Stud-Heeled Ankle Boots (60% off). And if you need a classy pump but the idea of a plain-old-one makes you feel uneasy – opt for these Camilla Skovgaard Pumps (65% off) – plus you’ll probably move faster because look at that toe-traction. And, if you want your feet to look like the bottom part of Charlie Brown’s shirt – Abel Munoz Zig-Zag sandals (65% off). You’re welcome.
COOL SANDAL, BRO
So, we’re back to sandals. This time we put some HeIgHt InTo It. Alexander Wang doing double-duty – killin’ it in sandalland. Knotty business on the left there is Alexander Wang’s Tempest Knotted Sandal (60% off) with some cool shiny stuff around the toe. Then that zippery stuff front row & center is Givenchy’s Zip Detail Leather Sandal (65% off). Finally, again with the cool shiny toe stuff is the Alexander Wang Petra Textured Sandal (60% off). So many textures. So little time.
These pairs are by no means timeless, and not really all that versatile. You’ll probably only be able to wear them with a handful of outfits – and if you repeatedly wear them, onlookers will take notice. That said, WHO CARES? Don’t you ever feel more inclined to dish out the big $$$ for work-of-art shoes that turn heads over ~simple understated staples~ that look just like every other shoe in the shoeiverse? From the left: Missoni Knitted and Perspex Sandals (60% off), Pierre Hardy Colour-Block Sueded Platform Sandals (56% off) & Maison Martin Margiela Leather Trimmed Mesh & Perspex Boots (50% off).
FLATS, FLATS, FLATS
“Flats” may be the most irritating Sh*t Girls Say type of shoe-descriptor, but a good pair of *flats* marks the crossroads of comfort and style. So, if heels aren’t your thing, but you’re still into sass, these are for you. On the left – Lanvin Buckled Satin Monk-Strap Shoes (60% off) – how’s that for timeless, huh? Then, in a not-so-timeless-but-super-duper-fun find are Dolce & Gabbana Star Cutout Brogues (50% off)… like, so fun. On the top right – Cobra Society Najet Leather-Trimmed Loafers (60% off) – for your ~bohemian self~. You can probably wear them to a music festival, or something. And, finally, a simple flat with some lovely high-contrast detailing, in the form of Esquivel Linea Striped Leather Brogues (60% off). Flats. Flatty flat flats.