Tartan Terrors: DSquared2’s plaid ankle boots

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It’s starting. All that tartan the Fall/Winter collections threatened us with back in February is slowly starting to trickle into the stores. Some of it is OK. Passable. Quite cute, even. And some of it… isn’t.

We think these ankle boots by Dsquared2 fall into the second category, not just because of the tartan, but because of that awful, thick sole. We’ve already had cause to be concerned about what Amanda dubbed “snow plough soles” this month, and we’re really hoping that this second sighting of the style isn’t a sign of things to come. We can live with the tartan in (very) small doses, but we just don’t think we can stand an entire winter of these soles. If you can, however, these are $899 at Zappos.

14 Comments

  • August 13, 2008

    Am

    Yeah, these are all kinds of wrong, aren’t they. I don’t think you could pay me to wear them!

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  • August 13, 2008

    Veronika

    I don’t think that’s all fair, because it isn’t really the tartan that’s making these shoes so horrible but it’s the shoe’s themselves. The buckles, the detailing, that sole..all kinds of awful!

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  • August 13, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Veronikia – yes, that’s what we said, wasn’t it?

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  • August 13, 2008

    Ricki

    To be fair, for those $899 you will get the best (That means worst) of the early 90’s with theese.. The horrible Spice Girls plateau, the black plastic and plaid morbid combo..
    If you can’t afford them, but still want to wear the 90’s, get a Turtles/Power Rangers costume
    /Ricki

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  • August 13, 2008

    gokarm

    ahahaha, ricki, i was thinking the same thing. They’re sooo 90’s! I can’t see a single thing that’s updated or fresh. Not hot, definitely not hot. And just to note, I don’t mind tartan at all, but keep the pattern off my shoes!

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  • August 13, 2008

    Jazz

    I really like tartan…but these shoes just look mean. Like they want to EAT me or something.

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  • August 13, 2008

    Amanda

    Around here, only the goth kids sport tartan. And with the buckles and general obnoxiousness of these shows, I’m sure they’d eat them up. Maybe literally.
    It’s a shame, though, because I do like a splash of tartan here and there in the fall. On a scarf, a winter jacket, even a little jumper dress is cute. Reminds me of a new school year, which I used to love.

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  • August 13, 2008

    Cadi

    I have a tartan peacoat that I ADORE. It’s in a similar pattern to these, and it has all the things I love in a coat…nipped in waist, well-cut sleeves and shoulders, and a warm, cuddly lining.
    These shooties, however…UGH. They do evoke the “goth punk” aesthetic to me…not one I favor.

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  • August 13, 2008

    bookmole

    I like them. I would like them even more in plain black. And I am not a goth.

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  • August 14, 2008

    Froggie

    I actually like them too. I am part of the gothic culture here in Australia, but “goth” isn’t what I thought when I looked at them >.<. I just thought they were very interesting... Of course, I'd only wear them with something rather simple as they're pretty statement on their own. Maybe a little black dress?

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  • December 19, 2008

    Marshall

    where can i get some of those boots????

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  • December 19, 2008

    Marshall

    where can i get some of those boots????

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  • September 18, 2010

    Mary

    They’re adorable. o-o Methinks I’m in trouble.

    TIME TO SAVE UP FOR THE FRILLY NAUTICAL KNEE-LENGTH DRESS!!

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  • September 2, 2011

    Chris

    I am a 55 year old granny, and so-o not goth. But I LOVE these shoes! No way would I spend this kind of money on any shoe, but if I found them in my price range I would definitely have a pair!

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