Stuart Weitzman and Giuseppe Zanotti: Gold Toe or Gold Heel?

The price of gold is rising, and along with it rises designer interest in fixing the metal’s bright tone onto shoes. Stuart Weitzman applies the trend as a metallic leather cap toe on his Pointed Toe Pump – Tipnaughty (available at Bloomingdale’s for $365). The rich bordeaux suede playing against the vibrant gold makes this the perfect shoe for fall with its warm palette.

Then, there is Giuseppe Zanotti’s gorgeous Gold-Tone Heel Pump. When viewed from the front, it appears as a delicate, nude suede pump, but one look at the side silhouette reveals the metal heel that pops out ever so slightly from the rest of the shoe. This structural element gives the towering five-inch gold heel fierce sophistication. Pick it up at Barney’s for $650.

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