Ankle boots are my thing. I would always choose a cool pair of booties over court shoes any day.
I like their laid-back edge and love the way they can toughen up a fussy look. Ideally, I go for a chunky heel or wedge, a nice round toe and soft black leather, although, there aren’t many I really wouldn’t wear.
That is except for these Maison Martin Margiela leather scaled embellished ankle boots.
I’m not really into peep toes or stiletto heels, but those we can easily forgive. It’s the freakish scaling I really can’t pardon.
I don’t know if the leather is meant to be crocodile, fish or snake but I do know that nobody wants scaly feet. Eugh. The overly roomy shape, I also think, would be unflattering.
I’m sure these boots are beautifully made but I’m just not feeling the design. If I owned them, I would probably channel the Americana trend and pair them with denim shorts and vintage tee or checked shirt. But overall, sorry Maison Martin Margiela, these are a bit too Crocodile Dundee for my liking.
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