Would You Wear It? Erdem Floral Print Ankle Boots from Nicholas Kirkwood

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Nicholas Kirkwood Erdam Floral-Print Cotton Ankle Boots

Manolo says, here is the cotton, floral-print, ankle boots, the Erdem from Nicholas Kirkwood.

Here is the second angle, showing Lucite floating heel feature/thingy/whatzit.

Erdem Cotton Floral-Print Ankle Boot from Nicholas Kirkwood

On the one of the hands, it is like the modern architectural thought-experiment that has gone awry. (Lucite! Flowers! Block!) On the other of the hands, it is both arresting and fun, which is the difficult combination to manage.

So, dearest internet friend, if the money were not the objection…would you wear it?


22 Responses to “Would You Wear It? Erdem Floral Print Ankle Boots from Nicholas Kirkwood”

  1. Jezebella Says:

    I love the bootie, but not the heel. I completely love the floral thing that’s going on with shoes lately. Lucite heels, I just can’t, no.

  2. Ella Bellew Says:

    I SO WOULD! Love the heel and the interesting and not too girly floral print. Normally floral prints make me want to vomit but this is just plain gorgeous.

  3. Summerlin Says:

    Floral in a boot is hard to wear, but, YES, most definitely I would wear and rock these boots like crazy!!!

  4. NDC Says:

    It is a sculpture, but in my opinion this is a totally unwalkable design. I think it would be very, very difficult for anyone to walk in these. Stomp – up/down, up/down – maybe, but walk through from toe, through arch to heel? I doubt it.

  5. Laura K Says:

    Love the boot. Hate the heel.

  6. Klee Says:

    I would love to see a “build an outfit” challenge with these…

  7. oliviacw Says:

    Love the heel (especially if it were actually a walkable height, maybe 2.5 inches). But I hate the print – it looks like an artist’s palette threw up on it, especially with those big grey splotches. Maybe if it were a more traditional floral.

  8. venus velvet Says:

    Yes, but then I’ve always liked how my palettes looked. Smeary with intriguing flashes of color. These would be right up my alley style-wise, but comfort, I don’t know. Maybe for lounging out at night, if I did that.

  9. Bronwyn Says:

    No. I don’t like them.

  10. déjà pseu Says:

    Interesting concept from a purely aesthetic stantpoint, but with that heel, not an ice cube’s chance in hell.

  11. The formerly shoe-obsessed Wayne Says:

    Love the paint, hate the heel, hate the price ($1,595) even more.

  12. Jo Says:

    That’s a no from me. They look cheap to my eyes. Fair enough if you likes ’em tho, just mind your ankles! :)

  13. Amynae Says:

    Nope. Would laugh at my friends lovingly and shake my head if they wore them.

    But the pattern on the boot itself is lovely, and would totally rock out on some hi-top Chucks. Now those, you would have to pry off my cold, dead feet.

  14. venus velvet Says:

    I think, with a little experimentation, you might be able to customize your own Chucks to something similar.

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  16. Livia Says:

    Money is always the objection, but if they were a gift, I would totally wear them! With great happiness. At every possible occasion.

  17. OS Says:

    What a good idea, Klee! I had almost forgotten that our dear Manolo used to host build-the-outfit contests (and award prizes, for that matter.) This shoe would certainly be an interesting challenge; I’d love to see what people come up with.

  18. ChaChaHeels Says:

    Only if the heels lit up when I took each step.

  19. Jezebella Says:

    Ms. ChaCha, you have turned my thinking around on these shoes completely. I would also wear them if they lit up.

    And Amynae, hell to the yes. Those would be some fierce Chucks!!

  20. Rosemary Says:

    Love the shoes. Of course I would wear them, as long as: they didn’t kill my feet or my budget. I would prance around like the cat that ate the canary!!

    Much love from England,
    Rosemary of http://www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com


    Of course I would wear it. The plexiglass heel is amazing and the Erdem floral print would refresh any outfit… I would wear them with an LBD from day to night.


  22. Fausta Says:

    If someone gave me those as a gift, I would exchange them for a Roland Mouret dress.

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