five cool shoes you probably haven't seen before
new twists on the usual suspects (mary janes et. al.)
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Since it is my life mission to be a walking mary jane encyclopedia, I have to talk about these.
Reike Nen is a Korean designer I first learned about during the Need Supply era, and they kindly sent me a pair of shoes. When I saw these on the site, I knew I wanted to try them: they’re like a hybrid between the Mansur Gavriel ballerinas and the Nicole Saldaña mary janes.
They come in a few colors but I picked the cream…there’s something Simone Rocha about them, you know? Here they are with poppy colored socks. I got a 37 and they fit well with mid-weight socks. They’re quite walkable, though the soles are slippery as a fish, so I will add some sort of adhesive traction. I love shoes that are uber functional but have that interesting design element that makes you go huh!
Do you love the 90s red velvet Prada platforms?
As a Prada purist, I’m typically of the opinion that is it worth holding out for the real deal. Biding your time, lurking on eBay. But this newly released shoe had me shook mid-scroll: they look nearly identical!