It’s been said that “imitation is the highest form of flattery”. United Nude first came out with The Iris van Herpen X United Nude “Crystallization” ankle bootie which pushes the limits of shoe design. UN’s website described the shoe “the all-round leather lace detailing creates the effect of visual estrangement while drawing the spectator toward it with admiration.” Couture to say the least, it’s definitely an either you love it or you hate it type of shoe.
Then comes along Jeffrey Campbell, who is the king of imitation. A lower cost alternative to the Iris van Herpen shoe – “Laced”, this shoe rocks its couture style with a 5″ wood heel and 2″ platform. Comfort provides confidence and height if you wear it right. Sadly, this Jeffrey Campbell shoe was retired from my shoe collection today to make room for a new pair. But not to despair, they found a new home. Casey is rocking them. You go girl!