Style on Trial: Marc Jacobs woven leather slingback sandals

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Instant reaction: Eww, yuck, we hate them!

More considered reaction: Well, you know, they're just a pair of woven sandals, really. Colourful, sure, but still, just a pair of sandals. So maybe not so bad?

Third reaction: Nope, still hate 'em.

What about you readers? Tell us your reaction to Marc Jacobs' woven leather slingbacks: instant, considered or otherwise…

19 Comments

  • April 8, 2009

    CoutureCoco

    Actually the shape isn’t bad – quite elegant in fact and I’m sure the weave would look better in black.
    I’d have them in black or multicolour.
    He’s just doing another plainer version of those shoes for LV that are patch work in luxe bits and bobs that he threw together on his kitchen table.

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  • April 8, 2009

    gokarm

    Well…here’s the thing, I’m kind of all about the mexican/caribbean thing right now and these fit right in to that aesthetic. Also, the colors are distinctly Marc, with the bright colors toned down with some subtle somberness. Still, I don’t care for that particular type of shoe… the strap and tassle is a bit much. Bottom line is, I don’t hate them.

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  • April 8, 2009

    Evelyn

    Too bad! Too many colours!
    I’d love them if they were all that shade of blue!!!

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  • April 8, 2009

    Theresa

    Don’t hate them, wouldn’t wear them.

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  • April 8, 2009

    Riali

    I really like the colours and shape, but the tassels and curvy heels are just too much. If they had plain woven straps and straight heels instead, I’d love them.

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  • April 8, 2009

    Anna

    Nope, too much woven colorfulness. Do not like.

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  • April 8, 2009

    b.

    I don’t hate them.

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  • April 8, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I would have loved them when I was a child.

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  • April 9, 2009

    Bunny

    Woven leather? Fine. Bright coloured sandals? Sure! Stiletto that looks like a table leg? Uhhh..
    All together? Eek! The pain! make it stop!

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  • April 9, 2009

    chocoholic

    Hate.

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  • April 9, 2009

    Celeste

    The shape of the heel is the only piece I really dislike, the colors aren’t my favorite, but not terrible

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  • April 9, 2009

    xony

    It’s the tassels that make them so so…

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  • April 9, 2009

    Evis

    I like them. They remind my of some of the shoes created (in the US) during the war, when most materials were rationed and for example woven raffia in different colurs was used.

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  • April 9, 2009

    JJ

    too many mismatchy colours – design however is ok

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  • April 9, 2009

    JJ

    funky heel

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  • April 9, 2009

    lea

    Ewww. I hate them. They actually made my skin crawl. I can’t even decide what I hate the most.

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  • April 13, 2009

    Andrea

    Instant: Hideous!
    Considered: The heels are shapely, in a nice way, and there’s a practical tie to keep the slingbacks from sliding down my heel, as they usually do.
    Conclusion: I hate the primary color scheme, and the tassels are wretched; I would never wear them!

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  • April 14, 2009

    Jennifer

    Don’t hate them; wouldn’t pay $645 for them.

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  • May 29, 2009

    Diandra

    I like them, but the heel is a little much. You’d have to wear them with something very simple.

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