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Giuseppe Zanotti Ankle-Wrap Peep-Toe Booty for the Thursday | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Giuseppe Zanotti Ankle-Wrap Peep-Toe Booty for the Thursday

Giuseppe Zanotti Ankle-Wrap Peep-Toe Bootie

Manolo says, here is yet another of the recent Giuseppe Zanotti shoes which has befuddled the Manolo.

On the one of the hands, it is strikingly original, this combination of khaki and leather, and the Manolo could think of many items of clothing with which this shoe could be profitably paired by the super fantastic girl.

And yet, on the other of the hands, perhaps this combination and look is too much Beau Geste, like the puttees worn by the Legionnaires. Maybe it is too costumey, no?

And now the Manolo asks, would you wear it?

23 Responses to “Giuseppe Zanotti Ankle-Wrap Peep-Toe Booty for the Thursday”

  1. wildflower June 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    It looks like a lovely strappy sandal when you first take it out of the box… it has paper stuffed inside to hold the sandal’s shape during shipping.

  2. miss cavendish June 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    This is one shoe I’d want to see on before making a firm decision, but I’d take a peek, at the least

  3. Jane2 June 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    Yes, I’d wear it, if it lost the tassels.

  4. Azulao June 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    I do not understand peep-toe booties. They are hot around the ankle and cold around the toes, they provide no protection for the toes. They seem at cross purposes to me.

  5. bookgirl June 23, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    um, no. I cannot even imagine what kind of outfit these shoes look good with!

  6. Nancy June 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm #


    A while back the Manolo gave us this beautiful quote from Giuseppi Manotti which made me quite fall in love with him:

    “I like to see woman. Because I understand more from the woman. You know, the woman, the walk, the talk, the woman…movimenti… dance. She’s like a dance. She is a beautiful wild animal when the woman walk. She’s beautiful. She’s like a panther, no?”

    So … why does he make ugly shoes for us like these? 8-(

  7. Sarah F June 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Yes, I think I would, even though I generally dislike peep-toe shoes. It looks like a shoe that could easily be worn with jeans, khaki slacks, or a nice pair of shorts just as easily as a wrap skirt or A-line dress. Beautiful!

  8. Wendy June 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Bizarre and ridiculous, and unlikely to become a classic, I’d say.

    And I thought “booty” was either pirate treasure or one’s behind, and “bootie” was footwear. Or is that only for babies? Or only in the plural?

  9. Margaret June 23, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    *I* probably wouldn’t wear it, but my teenage daughter thinks it’s superfantastic.

  10. Long Island June 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    If they where given to me, yes I would wear them. However if the shoe fairy godfather gave me choice between these shoes or $1500 to invest in another pair of fabulous shoes, I would go for the not yet determined fabulous shoe. Which would no doubt be the wrong decision and I would end up in a tower filled with crocs.

  11. ChaChaheels June 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    Honey, if the shoe fairy godfather gave me a choice between these shoes or $1500 to invest in bubble gum, I’d opt for the bubble gum. I don’t like bubble gum, but I’d be happier.

  12. Anne June 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    Is it only me who thinks this looks like the dreaded socks with sandals?

    • MissMarj June 24, 2011 at 10:59 am #

      No, that was my first thought too *shudder*

  13. Duyen Ky June 24, 2011 at 7:20 am #

    It looks like it was put together from parts that fell off other shoes.

  14. Roberta June 24, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    No and no. It absolutely looks like an ace bandage with a sandal worn over it. “Sprained ankle chic” doesn’t work for me.

  15. Dani June 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    I am in total agreement with Roberta. It looks like an ace wrap in stilettos. A contradiction in terms, but not in a good way….

  16. thea June 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    vote #3 for ‘ace bandage chic’. Furthermore, they look like they would give the most fragile faun of a 14-year-old Japanese model ‘cankles’ so really, what hope does that give to the rest of us?

  17. Athena June 25, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Stylish peep-toe shoes for the mummy! Super-fantastic!

  18. raincoaster June 25, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    I’m ambivalent. If it were just the sandal-part, I’d say yes. The bootie component makes this problematic, and $1500 is just too much to pay for an ironic comment on fashion trends: I can make that myself for free.

    I would literally need to see it in person before making a decision.

  19. Adriana June 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    I would wear it…without the tassles.

  20. Cat June 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    I will never, ever, ever wear an open-toe and/or open-heel bootie. They make no sense and I think they are an abomination.

  21. joanna June 27, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    If I could, I would definitely buy and rock them! The are extravagant, so not a classic, but that’s the beauty of this shoe! It’s just awesome!

  22. Seana June 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Would. Not. Wear. Nope