Identity Parade: red triple strap Mary Janes -which is the designer shoe?

Mary_janesIt’s been a while since we played Identity Parade – the game where you have to pick out the designer “suspect” out of a line-up of items. Well, OK, two items. Easy, no?

Today we’re playing with red, triple strap Mary Janes, two of which can be seen above. One of these shoes is a designer shoe, though, and the other is a high street bargain. The question is, though: can you tell which is which? And which one would you wear, anyway, if either?

Go on then, tell us: which suspect is the designer shoe?

The answer, for those of you playing along….

Suspect B is the designer shoe – they’re by Dsquared2 and are $842 at Zappos Couture

Suspect A, meanwhile is from Matalan, and is £14

22 Comments

  • October 2, 2008

    E

    B’s the designer, and A is seriously cheap… But judging from the photos, I’d probably rather wear A: sturdier heel and less stripper-ish. No weird line down the front either.

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  • October 2, 2008

    Am

    I have to agree with E – A looks cheaper.

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  • October 2, 2008

    Chica

    A is Matalan I think but i prefer the design to B – it’s horrible!

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  • October 2, 2008

    Abby

    A is much better than B, but I have no clue which is a designer. I would wear A, but B looks like a hooker shoe.

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  • October 2, 2008

    Siany

    A is better…. but it’s a horrid red for a shoe.

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  • October 2, 2008

    gokarm

    Good call! Yes, A is wearable and B is trampy, but B is clearly the designer shoe, which is sad. The three strap thing is not for me in the first place…I like my shoes simple and unfussy. But that designer shoe…definitely has “porn star” written all over it.

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  • October 2, 2008

    Sophia

    i think A is the designer and i’d definetly wear it too, B is kinda stripperish

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  • October 2, 2008

    b.

    B is fab, I’d wear those. A looks Topshopish.

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  • October 2, 2008

    JC

    A is probably the cheaper but I’d choose them over the others anyday
    Never been a fan of the shiny metal heel/red patent hooker look

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  • October 2, 2008

    Jilly

    I am going to say A is the designer shoe. B looks incredibly cheep, what with the metal heal and all. Ick.

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  • October 2, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    I think B is the designer.
    In a “wear or die” scenario, would wear A.

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  • October 2, 2008

    natalia

    I would say B. I wouldn’t wear either of them.. they somehow remind me of Minnie Mouse? 😛

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  • October 2, 2008

    Kathleen

    B is the designer. But I agree with other people who said that the heel on A looks sturdier.

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  • October 2, 2008

    Kate

    I go back and forth on which is the designer. B looks a lot cheaper–the straps look really flimsy, and the black lining looks synthetic. Since A seems to look like genuine leather, I’d like to think that they’re the designer ones–though I know that sometimes in these contests, even the “cheap” shoe is still high-quality and expensive.
    In conclusion, I don’t know. But I prefer A, even if I wouldn’t ever wear either.

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  • October 2, 2008

    Zoe

    I seriously hope that A is designer, and B tacky B-grade plastic discount stuff – but I fear it’s just the other way around. I can’t imagine paying anything beyond 2,50 for shoes that dominatrixly hideous.

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  • October 2, 2008

    Amanda

    My guess is A, and yes, I would wear it.

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  • October 3, 2008

    Alina

    B
    i can tell that B has a nicer finish and the soles look like they are properly glued down. just nicer in general, and the straps have a nice shape whether A doesn’t.

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  • October 3, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    The answer, for those of you playing along….
    Suspect B is the designer shoe – they’re by Dsquared2 and are $842 at Zappos Couture
    Suspect A, meanwhile is from Matalan, and is £14

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  • October 4, 2008

    Beatnik

    I’m not surprised by the answer, although when you said that Shoe B is from Dsquared2, it made a little more sense. They have an edgier, sexier look as it is. Shoe A, however, although it has all the same elements (high heel, tri-strap, red colour), has a more conservative overall feel. So seeing them side by side made the designer shoe look hooker-ish.
    Having said that, I would personally rock the first shoe! It’s kind of got a “hot for teacher” vibe to it. And so affordable!

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  • October 4, 2008

    J.

    i’d rather spend the $28 (US) and NOT look like a stripper. i do like the style though, and the color.

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  • October 5, 2008

    E.

    B from butt-ugly. A is way prettier.

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  • October 6, 2008

    Chica

    Woot! I got the shop right 😀 Still think B are fugly..

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