Burberry Bucklicious Platform Ankle Booties for the Tuesday

Burberry Leather and Suede Platform Ankle Booties

Manolo says, the Manolo cannot say exactly why, but the Manolo finds these leather and suede Burberry ankle booties oddly compelling.

Perhaps it is the au courant, militaristic, puttees-and-combat-boots look that the Manolo is responding to. On the one of the hands, the five inch heel is outrageous, but, on the other of the hands, the khaki leather with the straps and buckles is familiar and Burberryish, something that would certainly go with the iconic trench coat.

Burberry Black Buckle Platform Ankle Booties

Meanwhile, the black version of this shoe does not particularly move the Manolo to appreciation.

Yea, or nay, dear internet friends, yea or nay?

13 Responses to “Burberry Bucklicious Platform Ankle Booties for the Tuesday”

  1. Dia January 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    Every so yea, but I’m a sucker for the ludicrously high shoe!

  2. daisyj January 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    I think it’s the way the brown ones invoke a more current hiking/military vibe, while the black is more motorcylish. I find myself liking these too more and more these days, despite initially hating the concept. I’m hoping I get over it before I actually go out and buy some

  3. shuzluva January 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    The black on black is blah, boring and ubiquitous. If one does a search for black buckle 4″ heel on Zappos, there’s similar options ranging from $70 (Aldo) to $1121 (McQueen).

    The brown/black combo really makes the details pop and the brushed brass buckles give it that true Burberry weathered quality. I hate to say this, but they’re slightly scruptious. Ugh. Keep me away!

  4. La Petite Acadienne January 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    I’m not a fan of the black rubber going over the toe like that. It reminds me a little too much of mens’ slip-on galoshes.

    I do love the colour of the leather and the buckles, however.

  5. Jaddy January 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Absolutely great. It’s an aesthetic high-heel booty design, which – from my POV – also makes a little fun of the work (wo)men boots. Just don’t take it too seriously :)

  6. Sarah F January 4, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Yea. The brown/black is quite compelling- even with a 5-inch heel. In fact, I find myself wondering if I would be able to navigate a 5-inch heel without breaking my neck just so I could wear them and hold on to that compelling feeling.

  7. Rachel of Cyberia January 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    The brown/black reminds me of the boots the British wore in the North African and Southeast Asian campaigns in WWII.

  8. theDiva January 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    I’m not feeling em. Either pair.

  9. Nancy C. January 5, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    I like them (the brown ones, not the black) simply because they look like LL Bean duck boots which I covet. Because my feet get wet in the rain and I’m a practical girl. But the 5″ heels? Oh hells no.

  10. Extraneus January 5, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Nay! Ever so nay. These are really quite ugly.

  11. Sarah S January 5, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    I like the steampunk/fetish vibe of them…The all-black ones look a little too much like something that any goth/club kid would pick up at hot topic, but the brown and black are really slick.

    I’d wear ‘em in a heart beat. And a 5 inch heel with a four inch platform is totally wearable. I’m wearing something that high in the office today, in fact.

  12. Gamma January 5, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    Not a stiletto wearer myself, but prefer the brown steam punk vibe.

    If you follow, as I do, the TV series “Castle,” did you love the conversation Beckett has with her doppelgänger about wearing killer heels on the job? If you don’t, consider catching it on abc.com. I may watch it again, just to write down that snippet of dialog.

  13. Sharon January 8, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    I love the leather and the buckles. I opt buying flat boots, though. Five inch heel is not a comfy booties for me. Specially if you are going for a long walk. I believe, it’s not merely how you are into fashion but more on how comfortable you are when you are wearing it.