I am torn between the impulse to put these in a frame or on my feet. The 5.5″ inch stiletto (though a generous front platform can take a shoe from brutal to manageable) with artful gold engravings, not to mention the countless, fence-like straps, scream fashion, not function. These cage boots are daring and provocative and would carry you well into summer – that is, if you can carry them! I can’t help but envision all those suggestive slivers of bronzed skin peeking out between rows of straps. Fierce with a rustic edge, they almost make me want to channel my inner jungle goddess. Beautiful, yes, but perhaps more appropriate for editorial than real life? What do you guys think?
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Pair with: Roland Mouret’s ivory silk dress
offsets the strong architecture of the shoes well. The simplicity and subtle draping, along with the just-right length, keeps it classy and lets your feet enjoy full attention.