Everyone goes around oohing and aahing over every move Christian Louboutin makes & this tends to cast a very dark shadow over some much more stellar & gush-inspiring designers of high heels & shoes. And trust me, there are MANY lurking around in the aforementioned shaded area, designed by creatives who didn’t make a legal cafaful over a bloody outsole colour! Yes, pun intended. I mean what’s next, trademarking black sandals? The LBD? Yes, I’m still annoyed. Anyhoo, I digress…
Leopard Print Boat Shoes by LAMO Footwear
More often than not, I’m wearing flats & just like my high heels, they’d better be comfortable! Now, boat shoes have been all the rage this season when it comes to casual footwear, but I haven’t been the biggest fan until I spotted these sand-coloured canvas & leopard print shoes from LAMO Footwear, called “Cruiser“.
Now I have a history with this brand, reviewing these thong sandals & these red, beaded mocassins & all styles, including these leopard print boat shoes, are nothing short of extremely comfortable! Which comes as no surprise, really, as they do specialize in slippers & comfy boots. These particular leopard boat shoes have a great, cushy insole, steady rubber outsole & the unexpected vibrant leopard print just gives what is usually a dull-looking dowdy shoe, a bit of pizazz. Which, let’s face it, is what most shoeaholics look for when shopping for a new pair of shoes! These leopard print flats also come in a dark canvas/leopard combo & plain ‘ol canvas (for the more faint-of-heart). Perfect to pair with yellow-gold accessories, denim & neutral tones. Or all black. But that wouldn’t be very summer 2014 now would it?!
Photography by Leonard Chen
Boat Shoes: “Cruiser” c/o Lamo Footwear (similar here + here). Denim Shorts: Gap. Lace Top: Vanessa Bruno (similar here + here). Fringe Purse: Winners (similar). Daisy Necklace: Joe Fresh (similar). Leopard Sunglasses: Vans.
xo Cristina M.
Yes, call me crazy, but I find this mule/boot with its incredibly tall shaft highly appealing. Leave it to Alexander Wang to make any shoe or fashion product “cool”, no matter how preposterous the design.
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Photography by Kenneth Chou
If you follow @ShoeTease on Instagram, you know that I’m an overly enthusiastic Winners shopper. I love the scour the racks of discounted brand & designer merch for that special find, sans pesky sales folk hovering around. That being said, there are many people who absolutely abhor this type of store & would prefer a curated little shop where they can whisk in & out of in the span of 15 minutes. I presume these are the people who dislike perusing vintage stores & shopping at Joe Fresh.
I’m quite open about my little shoe “problem” & in addition to my Gap denim addiction (which I’ve talked about here), I have a thing for Winners shoes. That’s where I found my latest pair of sneakers. Brand: Bucketfeet. Ever heard of them? Don’t worry; neither had I.