Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Chris Donovan Alpha Boots
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Chris Donovan Alpha Boots
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Chris Donovan Alpha Boots

We love being introduced to new footwear talent and we can't deny the amazing talent with one look at these Chris Donovan Alpha Boots. This gorgeous high-end ankle boot features a calf leather upper, architectural "wings", almond shaped toe, and a dazzling, almost 5" heel which brings to mind striking staircase balusters, and a hidden platform. Handmade in Vigevano, Italy, this boot is guaranteed to turn heads. We can't decide whether we love it in Black or Alabaster more.
 
To get your hands on these luxury boots, head over to www.chrisdonovanfootwear.com and snag them for $895.00 each.
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | United Nude Tool Booties
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | United Nude Tool Booties
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | United Nude Tool Booties
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | United Nude Tool Booties

When you need something done, you have to have the right tool. That also goes for finding the right shoe for your outfit. Today, we celebrate an edge bootie we've been admiring since it first dropped, the United Nude Tool Booties. This pointy toe bootie features a super sleek leather upper, squared-off toebox, and a statement 45-degree metal 4" heel made to look like a wedge heel. Available in three colors: Space Blue, White, and Black, this standout bootie will cost you $395.00 each. But one look at it's extraordinary heel and you'll be in love.

Take note, this bootie boasts a narrow fit, we advise going up a size if you're not blessed with narrow feet. Get your favorite color now on www.unitednude.com.

There is a reason why Louboutins have stood the test of time, remaining some of the most highly prized shoes in fashion history. And as much as that reason has to do with the quality of the shoes -- which certainly isn't to be dismissed -- it also has to do with branding and the creation of an undeniable identity. Louboutin shoes are more than just the shoes themselves. They are specifically "red-bottomed shoes," referred to in countless songs, films, and television shows. Becoming recognizable based on their iconic red soles alone, these shoes are the classic indulgences that one would save for years to own. They can be the ideal objects of retail therapy, being the perfect shoes for women to buy after they get divorced (as about 40% to 50% of all married Americans do).

Shoeography: From Louboutins To Birkenstocks: Tracing The History Of Iconic Shoes

But Louboutin shoes are certainly not the only types of footwear that we can deem iconic. Shoes are their stories, or the stories that we project onto them. With that being said, let's look into some of the more iconic shoe styles that are still keeping us dreaming of the day that we'll wear them -- as well as the story behind those red soles.

How Louboutin Got Those Red Soles

Christian Louboutin founded his famous line of footwear in 1991, but two years later, it still had yet to become the legend that it would soon be as a brand. Louboutin was inspired, at that time, by an Andy Warhol drawing called "Flowers". After having a pair of shoes designed after the drawing custom-made in Italy, Louboutin received the supposedly-finished product. Though the pink stacked heel decorated with a bright blossom was similar to Louboutin's original inspiration, it lacked the punch that he felt was conveyed by the Warhol drawing.

The shoe, like most shoes of its era, had a black sole. Noticing a nearby assistant painting her nails red, Louboutin requested the nail polish and painted over the black sole, turning it a bright red. Only then was he satisfied with the appearance of the shoe, thus inadvertently creating a calling card that stands with his brand to this day. Louboutin reasons that the red soles have an undeniable appeal to men, much like the red coats that matadors wave before fighting bulls. Indeed, the contrast between a shoe and its red sole is impossible to ignore, and furthermore was a unique detail at the time that gave Louboutin brand recognition. Now, we know that color can improve brand recognition by up to 80%, but in 1993 those red soles were revolutionary. But certainly, Louboutins are not the only shoes that became iconic years ago and remain iconic today.

Manolo Blahnik, The Carrie Bradshaw Shoe

Manolo Blahniks, often referred to as Manolos, are seen in this day and age as shoes that are fit for the young, stylish working woman. Designed by Manolo Blahnik himself, the shoes were originally inspired by his mother, a fashionable woman who designed her own shoes. Manolos became known for being light, elegant, and feminine -- and for bringing back the stiletto heel in the 1970s, an era that was otherwise dominated by clunkier wedges and clogs.

But perhaps what really made Manolos even more coveted was their frequent name-dropping on HBO's hit Sex and the City. Lead character Carrie Bradshaw was constantly seen wearing the shoes. She sank tens of thousands of dollars into her Manolo collection and even attempted to protect them while being mugged. These shoes became not only associated with her sense of style, but with the general idealization of Manolo Blahniks as the ideal stylish city girl's shoes.

How Doc Martens Became The Ideal Combat Boots

Combat boots can be worn by men and women and were celebrated by punks of the 1970s and 80s, and embraced by the grunge aesthetic of the 1990s. They remain popular to this day, and there are no other combat boots more iconic than Doc Martens. Technically, of course, they are Dr. Martens, named for Klaus Martens. A German doctor, he injured himself when skiing and discovered that his standard-issue combat boots were too uncomfortable for his injured feet. Fashioning his own adjusted boots, he focused on air-cushioned soles that would make him more comfortable as he recovered.

After going into business with a friend, Dr. Martens eventually created boots that were initially popular among British housewives due to their comfort but gradually became adopted as fashion statements among younger generations. Known for their long-lasting durability and distinctive yellow stitching around the soles, Doc Martens are definitely investment shoes. But for connoisseurs of combat boots, they're well worth the cost.

Birkenstocks, The Shoes Of A Movement

When we mention the term Birkenstocks, you may think of the types of sandals worn by the hippies and counterculturists of the 1960s and 1970s. That's because the shoes, though still popular today among a wide variety of shoe lovers, became an iconic part of a generation. Tracing their history all the way back to an 18th-century German shoemaker, Birkenstocks grew in popularity after World War II. After soldiers returned home with injuries, they needed shoes that were comfortable on an orthopedic level. Nothing was more comfortable than Birkenstock sandals, and they remain some of the most comfortable shoes in the world today.

1973 saw Birkenstock release its most famous design, the Arizona sandal. The shoes grew popular among American flower children, due to their association with a natural aesthetic and general comfort. When Kate Moss wore Birkenstocks for a photoshoot in the 1990s, they became an important part of the high fashion scene and remain popular to this day. In particular, their animal-friendly reputation makes them popular among VSCO girls and those influenced by them.

From heels to boots to sandals, there is an iconic design associated with virtually every major shoe style. The question for many is where shoes will go next. No matter what, classic designers keep pushing the limits of fashion, and new trendsetters will continue to challenge them.

The weather is getting colder and pretty soon the streets will be covered in snow and ice. Since the holiday season is right around the corner, it's the perfect time to get some safety footwear options on your radar. Whether they love camping, hiking, or just need to navigate the city streets during winter storms, Hytest Footwear, a safety footwear brand under Wolverine Worldwide, has great footwear options for both men and women. We're going to show you eight Hytest Footwear styles, two of which are limited releases, and one is in partnership with Homes For Our Troops, that are sure to fit anyone on your holiday gift list. 


For Black Friday, HYTEST will be offering 15% off site-wide, which includes all the styles you see below, but excludes sale items. The dates of this promotion will be from 11/26-12/1. 
 

Footrests® 2.0 Charge Nano Toe 6" Hiker (Limited Release) 

Happy Hytest Holiday: Men's & Women's Styles from Hytest Footwear

The FootRests® 2.0 Charge Hiker, which will officially launch in Spring 2021, features abrasion resistant TecTuff material, a caged lacing system, athletic appeal, a lightweight Xergy® anti-fatigue foam midsole to absorb shock and return energy, the FootHolds® oil and slip resistant outsole, and the standout feature: the new CoreTempTM Temperature Control Lining Technology. The lining absorbs heat to create a cooling effect and releases the stored heat energy to warm. The continuous cycle manages temperature 24/7 to maintain all-day comfort.
 

Annex Metatarsal Guard Nano Toe Athletic (Limited Release) 

Happy Hytest Holiday: Men's & Women's Styles from Hytest Footwear

The Annex Athletic style features the Xergy® anti-fatigue foam midsole (that absorbs shock and returns energy), an oil and slip resistant rubber outsole, a black color, an athletic-inspired design with leather and TecTuff abrasion resistant material, a non-metallic nano safety toe and the HYTEST-exclusive Terrapin internal met-guard technology. This technology is built with dual-density TPU: the external shell deflects and distributes energy away from the foot, while the internal cushion absorbs shock. 

Alastor Xergy® Nano Toe Athletic

Happy Hytest Holiday: Men's and Women's Styles from Hytest Footwear

The dual-gender Alastor Xergy® Athletic features a moisture-wicking mesh lining, a lightweight mesh top, a massaging foam footbed, and their classic nano toe - the lightest of safety toes.

Women's Footrests® 2.0 Pivot Nano Toe Shoe

Happy Hytest Holiday: Men's and Women's Styles from Hytest Footwear

The women's Footrests® 2.0 Pivot Shoe features a nano toe as well, along with a TecTuff collar strap, a moisture-wicking mesh lining, and a removable FootRests® anti-fatigue footbed.

Tread Nano Toe Hiker

Happy Hytest Holiday: Men's and Women's Styles from Hytest Footwear

The FootRests® 2.0 Tread Hiker features abrasion resistant TecTuff material, a nano, non-metallic safety toe, a lightweight Xergy® anti-fatigue foam midsole to absorb shock and return energy, and the new FootHolds® enhanced rubber outsole - an oil and slip resistant outsole to enhance worker productivity and safety in high-slip areas. 

Mission Nano Toe Zipper Boot

The FootRests® 2.0 Mission Zipper Boot is an athletic-inspired duty boot that’s uniform-ready and provides all-day comfort. Highlighting the lightweight and breathable fabric with minimal seams to breakdown or tear, this boot features the same Xergy® and FootHolds® technology found in the Tread Hiker, while also offering an easy-on, easy-off zipper. You may remember we highlighted this cool boot in our HYTEST Footwear Releases Two New Industrial Styles For A Great Cause story.

Rebound Metatarsal Guard 6" Hiker

The fan-favorite Footrests® 2.0 Rebound Metatarsal Guard 6" Hiker (aka the MetGuard) is a top-seller that features the nano toe, premium waterproof full-grain leather, a Moisture-wicking mesh lining with waterproof membrane, Xergy anti-fatigue foam midsole absorbs shock and returns energy, and an oil and slip resistant TPU outsole found throughout their hikers. A new and improved slip-resistant outsole is in the works for August/September.

Rebound Waterproof Nano Toe Hiker [Partnership with Homes For Our Troops (HFOT)]

 
Another style we highlighted in February's Hytest Footwear story, which benefits Homes For Our Troops, the nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. The FootRests® 2.0 Rebound Camo Hiker features a premium waterproof textile upper with abrasion resistant TecTuff, moisture-wicking mesh lining with waterproof membrane, removable FootRests® tri-layer, anti-fatigue footbed, Xergy® anti-fatigue foam midsole absorbs shock and returns energy, oil and slip resistant TPU outsole, and cement construction.
 
Whichever styles you gift, they are sure to be holiday gift hits.
Kelly Rowland has joined the growing list of celebrities who have partnered with JustFab for a footwear and apparel collection collaboration. The Kelly Rowland x JustFab Collection features Kelly's favorite fall styles, timeless styles to inspire confidence and empower women. The first Kelly Rowland for JustFab collection dropped on October 15th, with new styles refreshed on November and December 1st.
Shoeography: JustFab's Global Partnership With Kelly Rowland: Kelly Rowland x JustFab Collection

Just in time for the cooler seasons, the collection boasts an array of tall and short boots, all in classic silhouettes that will work very well with many items in your wardrobe. As they say, the classics never die, and you can't go wrong with the footwear offerings from the Kelly Rowland x JustFab Collection.

Shoeography: JustFab's Global Partnership With Kelly Rowland: Kelly Rowland x JustFab Collection
Shoeography: JustFab's Global Partnership With Kelly Rowland: Kelly Rowland x JustFab Collection

Shoe styles in the collection include over-the-knee boots, lug boots, ankle booties, faux shearling lined boots, duck boots, rain boots, oxfords, cozy slippers, and low top sneakers. The Kelly Rowland for JustFab collection also includes plus size and wide width/wide calf options for select styles.

Shoeography: JustFab's Global Partnership With Kelly Rowland: Kelly Rowland x JustFab Collection
Shoeography: JustFab's Global Partnership With Kelly Rowland: Kelly Rowland x JustFab Collection

“When I have the perfect pair of shoes on I feel like I can do anything. Nothing can stop me.” Rowland shared with the brand during design meetings. “I partnered with JustFab to make sure that women everywhere feel confident and empowered this fall. I want this collection to make women feel unstoppable.”

“We are so thrilled to announce Kelly Rowland as the global face of our brand.” shares Daria Burke, CMO of JustFab. “Kelly is a fashion icon, singer, songwriter, actress, mother, champion of women and so much more. We couldn’t have asked for a more incredible woman to represent the brand.” JustFab turns 10 this year, and with this new decade, the brand has committed to elevating the product and brand experience. They are steadfastly dedicated to their mission of offering accessible fashion that inspires confidence, and to their goal of ensuring their customers feel seen, represented, and empowered. “There is no better woman to help us tell this next chapter of our story as we begin a new decade with a newly reimagined voice and visual signature,” Burke adds. “Kelly is the epitome of the chic, relatable friend that we set out to be for our members”. 

Shoeography: JustFab's Global Partnership With Kelly Rowland: Kelly Rowland x JustFab Collection
Shoeography: JustFab's Global Partnership With Kelly Rowland: Kelly Rowland x JustFab Collection

Are you excited for this footwear collaboration? What are your favorite Kelly Rowland x JustFab Collection styles?

A forward-thinking company from New Zealand is setting out to change the footwear industry. Just last month, YY Nation launched its Legacy Footwear Collection on Kickstarter. This collection emphasizes waste reduction in every stage of the consumer cycle by using pre-consumer, post-consumer, and plant waste to decrease the amount of plastic they create and leave behind while producing their shoes.

Shoeography.com: YY Nation Is Releasing a Sustainable Shoe Line to Transform the Footwear Industry
Traditionally, the fashion and footwear industries have been significant contributors to global waste and pollution problems. There have been some step forwards, such as using more sustainable materials to make products and turning to alternative power sources. While American solar power alone offsets more than 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year, which is akin to planting nearly 1.2 billion trees, initiatives like using solar power aren't common enough across footwear and fashion brands at each stage of their processes. That's the change that YY Nation hopes to make a common occurrence with the Legacy Footwear Collection.

Shoeography.com: YY Nation Is Releasing a Sustainable Shoe Line to Transform the Footwear Industry

 In this shoe line, every part of the shoe from the laces and soles to the packaging has sustainable, natural, and recycled materials. Throughout the shoe, the materials include bamboo, algae, sugar cane, wool, plastic bottles, recycled rubber, and recycled fishnets. To bind the shoe, YY Nation uses plant-based adhesives that also give it additional natural strength. This impressive list of materials is in contrast with the plastic and rubber that typically make up the billions of shoes made every year. By incorporating recycled materials into the shoes, YY Nation hopes to cut down on the amount of harmful materials that end up in landfills and take decades to decompose. Americans throw away over 300 million pairs of shoes every year, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior. Since these shoes don't decompose well, bits of plastic and rubber get mixed into environments like the beach, harming natural ecosystems. The Legacy Footwear Collection uses "waste" from shoes that would usually go to landfills and later harm the planet.

Shoeography.com: YY Nation Is Releasing a Sustainable Shoe Line to Transform the Footwear Industry

 Just because the collection uses a combination of scraps from other shoes and materials found naturally in the earth doesn't mean that the shoes aren't sturdy. When you shop this collection, you have the choice of New Zealand Merino wool fabric or bamboo fabric for the upper materials. Both of these options mold to your feet for optimal comfort, are odor-resistant, and wick away moisture. These uppers are made even more durable through reinforcements that are weaved together with patented strength technology. You can find comparable durability in the rest of the shoe as well. The footbeds are made with algae foam that provides cushion and support. The sole uses flexible lightweight cup sole technology to protect and support your feet over all types of terrain. Whether you're part of the six out of ten households that have someone in their home who has gone camping or you prefer to stay closer to home, you can wear these shoes and expect to get comfort and durability all at once. The outsoles can withstand the elements, as they're made from a unique combination of your choice of algae and recycled rubber or sugar cane.

Shoeography.com: YY Nation Is Releasing a Sustainable Shoe Line to Transform the Footwear Industry

 All of these strong features and materials can be found in each of the four styles in the Legacy Footwear Collection: Cirro, Nimbo, Strato, and Alto. The Cirro is a functional lace-up sneaker that's perfect for everyday wear. The Nimbo is similarly suited for daily use, with a lace-free design and lightness that make for optimal comfort. The Strato offers support and lace-up security that allows you to walk wherever you need to. And last but certainly not least, the Alto is a pair of high-tops made with pineapple leather for all of the adventurers out there who need durable shoes. To find the right Legacy Footwear Collection shoe for you, check out the Kickstarter from YY Nation today. You can pre-order a pair from the collection for just $75. Even though researchers believe that data breaches exposed over 4 billion records in the first half of 2019 alone, you don't have to worry about the security of your financial information. Kickstarter is a secure platform that hosts thousands of campaigns every year and is adept at keeping its user's information safe. By using this platform to invest in a sustainable shoe out to change the landscape of the footwear industry, you'll safely be using your hard-earned money to make the planet a better place.

If today is any indication, it is officially boot season and what better way to start the season than with a fabulous, multi-toned boot like the See by Chloe Aure Platform Hiker Boots. These eye-catching hiker boots boast a colorblocked, calfskin leather upper, lace up closure, round toe, tonal debossed logo at the back, rubber sole, and a 3 1/2" heel with 1 1/4" platform. The epitome of luxury street style, the natural hued platform boots are available for $445.00 on www.shopbop.com.


Like it's namesake, these gorgeous t-strap heels are elegant, sophisticated, and effervescent. All eyes will be on your well-heeled feet with the stunning Tiannia Barnes Tamron T-Strap Heels. This spectator style pump features a two-toned nappa leather upper, pointed toe silhouette, adjustable T-strap accented with a playful tassel on the vamp, a contrasting PVC toe box, and a 3" heel. 

The luxury heels are available for $595.00 in three color options, the above Ivory/Black/Red, as well as Bright Navy/Ocean Blue/Red and Santa Red/Pink/Red. Get them on www.tianniabarnes.com.

Since 1949, the iconic brand GANT has been defining what preppy American sportswear is. Even when Bernard Gantmacher started the brand in New Haven, Connecticut, he knew that durability and longevity would be the two key pillars for every piece his company would design and produce. As consistent branding across all channels can increase revenue by 23%, GANT's consistent commitment to high-quality shoes helped it become the success it is today. This success has enabled the sportswear brand to pursue its first-ever footwear collaboration.

GANT Pursues First Footwear Collaboration in Partnership with Diemme

GANT is partnering with Italian footwear maker Diemme to create a collection of hiking boots that you can wear anywhere, from the streets of your favorite city to the trails of your favorite park. Diemme's artisanal factory, which is about an hour north of Venice, will produce this limited-edition collection. Brothers Dennis and Maico Signor founded Diemme in 1992, bringing their knowledge and love for shoes they inherited from their family's roots in creating handcrafted footwear. While GANT has long focused on durability and longevity, Diemme is known for its high-quality designs and traditional craftsmanship.

"Diemme has been on my radar for a long time. They’re the perfect example of a brand that has catapulted a heritage product range into the higher echelons of fashion without compromising on quality and craftsmanship. When the opportunity to collaborate came along it was a no brainer," said the Global Artistic Director of GANT, Christopher Bastin.

Through this balanced partnership, GANT and Diemme are making hiking boots that feature design elements from Diemme's mountaineering DNA as well as GANT's heritage. The collection will be made from vegetable-dyed, full-grain cowhide leather. The boots will feature custom tonal and non-tonal rubber trims that protect against mud, rocks, and road salt. For ultimate comfort, the boots will have a cushioned latex compound sole as well as a soft calfskin leather lining. The design for the collaborative collection, known as Diemme x GANT, is based on Diemme's class Roccia Vet hiking boot.

GANT Pursues First Footwear Collaboration in Partnership with Diemme

 The new boots will be available in three colors that take inspiration from the earth: Persimmon Orange, Solar Power (yellow), and Dry Sand (tan). Each boot will also come with laces in multiple color options so that the wearer can instantly transform their look and make it even more unique. The Diemme logo will be embossed on one side of the boot while the GANT Diamond icon is on the other. The logos are combined in a shared stamp on the boot's padded tongue to represent their collaboration.

The limited-edition collection of these stylish yet functional boots was made available in select retailers on Sept 24. The collection was also released online, making it available to the estimated 4,083,105,000 Internet users around the world. Any of these billions will be able to choose the color of boot they desire within the size range of Euro 40-46. You can visit GANT's website to browse the Diemme x GANT collection and pick out your perfect hiking boot.

Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Converse Run Star Hightop Sneakers
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Converse Run Star Hightop Sneakers
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Converse Run Star Hightop Sneakers
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Converse Run Star Hightop Sneakers


For those of you who love the look of classic chucks but appreciate modern styling, these Converse Run Star Hightop Sneakers are for you. The modern, hightop chucks boast a chunky platform and jagged rubber sole. The build, lace-up closure, rubber toe cap and iconic Chuck Taylor ankle patch stay true to the original silhouette; while its molded platform, exaggerated two-tone outsole, and rounded heel gives it a modernistic feel. You'll love it's cowhide upper, a break from the classic canvas. Its smartFOAM sockliner offer cushioning, so you will be comfortable while looking cool. 

We love the Black/Saffron Yellow/Egret colorway for the fall season and we know you will too. Get them for $110.00 on www.shopbop.com.

Sustainability has been a major priority for a variety of industries as rampant consumerism and industrialization have led to environmental issues such as deforestation and water pollution. About 100 million tons of carbon dioxide is released into the air every year just from air conditioners alone. To combat these negative effects on the environment, many companies in the footwear industry have been searching for a sustainable alternative that is still strong enough to stand up to daily wear and tear. Raum may have found that alternative.

Raum Footwear Provides Sustainable Alternative for Minimalist Shoes

The shoes from Raum are considered stylish earthing footwear and they are made without synthetic materials. The design of the shoes allows your body to be conductive to the planet's electrical energy, which is said to have a range of healing attributes. The main feature that allows for this connection is a copper rivet in the flexible sole of the shoe. This rivet encourages the flow of electrons from the earth into your body. Each shoe's rivet is located at the KD1 acupuncture point, allowing it to touch your foot without you even feeling it. While the rivet acts as a superconductor of the earth's healing electrons, you'll enjoy the shoe in complete comfort. 

Raum Footwear Provides Sustainable Alternative for Minimalist Shoes

The flexibility of the sole is also one of the unique features of the shoe. You can fold the shoe in half or roll it in on itself without compromising the integrity of the shoe. It will bounce right back to its original shape. The soles also mold to your feet over time, making them extremely comfortable. With more flexible shoes that allow you to walk comfortably and won't make you trip, you may be able to avoid injuries like mild ankle sprains, which can take seven to 10 days to heal. The soles in Raum shoes are also zero-drop, which helps promote natural walking as humans were built to do. 

Raum Footwear Provides Sustainable Alternative for Minimalist Shoes

The other materials in the outer part of Raum shoes are vegetable-tanned leather and luxe suede. The soles are connected to the upper part of the shoe with a single piece of thread made of 100% cotton. This allows each pair to be re-soled and used for years, rather than having to throw it in the landfill once the shoe starts to wear. Each shoe is also fully lined with sheepskin, giving your feet both warmth and breathability. 

Raum Footwear Provides Sustainable Alternative for Minimalist Shoes

The founder of Raum, Tyler Pinkos, had worked in the footwear industry for many years before venturing out to start Raum. When he made this venture and joined the 400 million entrepreneurs around the world, he knew that he wanted to bring a product to the market that would be stylish while also being practical to wear every day. They make the footwear in small batches and each shoe is completely handmade. Although the company is based in California, it partners with a small atelier in Europe who employs about 10% Syrian refugees. In this way, Raum is able to ensure that each pair of their shoes is high-quality while also helping Syrian families find financial stability. 

Raum Footwear Provides Sustainable Alternative for Minimalist Shoes

 Anyone who is interested in purchasing sustainable, all-natural footwear that allows you to connect to the earth through the soles of your feet would love the shoes that Raum makes. They come in a variety of colors, from bold scarlet and tumeric to natural moss and walnut, so that you can find a pair that suits your style. Best of all, you'll know that your choice in footwear minimizes harm to the environment.

Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Bottega Veneta Puffy Intreccio Square Mules
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Bottega Veneta Puffy Intreccio Square Mules
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Bottega Veneta Puffy Intreccio Square Mules
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Bottega Veneta Puffy Intreccio Square Mules

If you watched the Brandy and Monica Verzuz battle, then you most likely saw the simple and classic mules Brandy paired with her eclectic outfit. We certainly did and we loved them. While we're sure they were designer, we're just not sure that is was the stunning Bottega Veneta Puffy Intreccio Square Mules you see above. In all honesty, we love these more than the ones Brandy wore because of its intricate and beautiful details.

These darling slides are anything but simple. These beauties boast a leather upper, woven into squares. It also features an elongated square open toe, a single-band vamp, and a 3 1/2" covered heel. Available in several colors that includes Yellow, Sky Blue, Nero (black), Optic White, Beige, and Cipria (a dark German chocolate brown), these luxury shoes are available for $1,270 on www.neimanmarcus.com.