Style on Trial: Yves St Laurent’s patchwork long boots

Yves_st_laurent_bootsFor a while now, The Fashion Police have been picking up murmurings about “the return of boho”. Now, these Yves St Laurent boots would probably fit in pretty well with that whole vibe, but we still haven’t fully recovered from the last onslaught of boho, so we’re not sure if we should allow the “trend” to go any further, or if we should just whisk these off to the Fashion Police jail and hope that’s the last we hear of it.

The thing is, there’s a part of us that quite likes these. They look good quality, they’re different from all the other boring knee high boots out there and… did we mention the quality? On the other hand, though, they look a lot like mutant clogs, too, and when we try to imagine clopping along in them, we’re reminded of the sound Shire horses hooves make when they clop along.

What do you think, readers? To the Fashion Police jail, or do these deserve a reprieve?

14 Comments

  • December 19, 2008

    Mousy

    I love them. My least favourite part is the sole; the shape of it is a bit odd, but I can overlook it because I love that patchwork effect and that rich, rich colour.

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  • December 19, 2008

    Siany

    Loved them… until I scrolled down and saw the heels. No. No. No.

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  • December 19, 2008

    Anusha

    I agree with others: love them, but not the weirdo heels. If they kept the studs but had a regular heel, or even a flat heel, they’d be really beautiful.
    I love the boho style, but isn’t it pretty much always around in some form or another? Kind of like Goth! Only sometimes it goes mainstream in a big way.

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  • December 19, 2008

    Natasha

    just a normal sole, maybe even a bit of platform, and a stiletto heel, and they would’ve been beautiful!

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  • December 19, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    I like them – heels and all!

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  • December 19, 2008

    Anna

    *sigh* Such nice boots, and they had to ruin them by trying to be creative.

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  • December 20, 2008

    Ivonnie

    Ouch ….!

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  • December 20, 2008

    Amy

    I love them! I think the heels are the best part!

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  • December 21, 2008

    DesignerElla

    Fug! The heels remind me of some 80’s/shock/glam/I dunno rocker. A sort of mix between the likes of David Bowie and Marylin Manson somehow. I don’t know, but those heels and the base are just tacky.
    The rest of the boot isn’t so bad.

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  • December 21, 2008

    DesignerElla

    Sole, I always forget words in short notice.
    But perhaps they are at least comfier due to that look.

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  • December 23, 2008

    Avery

    I’m not crazy about the patchwork, but I HATE the sole. If I accidentally stepped on someone’s toes while wearing those, they would never forgive me…

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  • December 23, 2008

    Minx GlamourModel

    ugh, the sole ruined it ..
    minx,
    xoxo .

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  • December 26, 2008

    paputsza

    maybe someone out there can wear these boots. Not me though, b/c I’m black and this is the same color as my skin- so I have a pastel pair without the funky heal and even doesn’t match /any/one’s skin color.
    This shoe immediately reminds me of a second skin I think, a second, wrinkly, zombie skin made out of african americans, kind of like what that guy from silence of the lambs was going for.

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  • May 30, 2009

    Diandra

    Ooh, very 90’s! 🙂
    I liked them until I scrolled down and saw the bottom…A simple heel would suffice! I guess they’re okay though.

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