Alaïa Leather-Trimmed Python Platform Sandals: What’s Wrong With Being a Little Jaded?

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Python. Whipstitching. A major heel. Alaïa. Here are few of my favorite things! Did I mention python Alaïa? I cannot peel my eyes away from these deep, jet-dark jade (or “bottle-green”) platforms. Eel-like in texture, these are shoes fit for a glamorous mermaid who has been cast ashore to strut her stuff on firm ground. Luckily, with such a strong, thick heel, they permit a firm stride. At 5.5″ (with a 2″ front platform, no big deal!), they will make you stand out in a crowd in more ways than one.

Extra-thick whipstitching and a nice, blunt leather buckle at the strap give these mega-high platforms an almost earthy, crafty feel – these details keep them from looking too traditionally luxurious. It’s the untraditional that’s often the most luxurious anyway. On Net-a-Porter for $2,645.

Pair with: Go bright or go home! These shoes are for a daring girl, one who might even wear them with Christopher Kane’s sheer neon biker jacket. Do you have what it takes? At Barneys New York for $1,820.

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