A minimalist’s winter wishlist – Shoes

If I were to ever attend rehab (knock-on-wood), it would probably for shoes. I don’t know what started it, but once I put on a pair of pretty shoes I just can’t bear taking it off. I need to take it home with me so that I can add it to my shoe collection! I’ve made a few splurge purchases that I instantly regret or end up tossing it in the back of my closet. Over the past few years, I’ve realized that I should steer away from all shoes that are “trendy”. AKA, I like it right now because everyone else is wearing it, but I don’t wholeheartedly enjoy them. I plan on writing a post about shoe favourites, but for now, we will explore the unpurchased items that I have yet to pull the trigger on. Once again, we will be listing the shoes from least-attainable to most!

Warning, most of these shoes are $$$ because of my obsession with classic and timeless pieces. Please bear with me 🙁

#1 Manolo Blahnik Hangisiflat Velvet ($$$)

I don’t know exactly how long I’ve eyed these shoes for, but it must have been somewhere around the summer before I began attending University. These hangisi flats are possibly the prettiest shoes I have ever seen, but I can’t see myself actually getting much wear out of it. For starters, it’s C$1,185 (YIKES). Need I say more? Haha but in all seriousness, these shoes are made with velvet. That does not sound very friendly for the normal day-to-day wear and tear. It’s especially fragile in the land of raincouver, where rain can fall any time and anywhere it wants. I don’t see this as a likely purchase, but it will stay on the wishlist because they are the first pair of flats that I’ve actually admired for its intricate design.

#2 Valentino Garavani ($$$)

Ah yes, I could never get enough of the classic design of these rock-stub flats. I own a pair myself in the calf-skin leather, and be warned: DON’T BUY THEM. Maybe I’m just terrible at lifting my feet off the ground when I walk, but the tips of my poudre Valentinos are beyond ruined :'( But anyway, back to these shoes. Despite already owning the same pair in the same design, I don’t see myself ever getting tired of wearing rockstuds. The design of these flats makes your feet look so elegant, uncomparable to any other pair that I have put on. They’re not so comfortable for those with wide-feet though… Especially not in this patent material. At a price of C$950 (tax included), I see myself perhaps purchasing these shoes as a gift to myself of some sort.

#3 Stuart Weitzman Reserve Boot ($$)

Ok, this is a pair of shoes that I can kind of, sort of justify. I’m a petite Asian girl with skinny calves, and it is really really difficult for me to find knee-high boots that won’t just slip off my leg when I make the slightest movement. Stuart Weitzman boots are traditionally narrower, so it’s hard for me not to fall for these on their next sale event. I am aware that most people purchase the Reserve Boot in leather, but that style looked surprisingly unpleasant on me. My thin ankles got completely swallowed by the boots, and it bunched up in an unaesthetic manner near the ankles. Knee-high and over-the-knee boots are a blessing during the winter months because it serves as an additional layer for the harsh weather. So yeah, considering these boots have a lot more material than the flats listed above, C$950 is a justifiable price for me!

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