‘80s punk sneakers and plastic booties in gold and silver

2013’s ‘it’ shoes


03:20 AM June 15th, 2012

By: Larry Leviste, June 15th, 2012 03:20 AM

LAVANDER. ’80s punk platform trainers in suede and white rubber soles AFP

MEN’S SNEAKERS. Karl Lagerfeld tweaks the color blocks of a spectator pump into men’s high-cut trainers in leather and canvas. AFP

Karl Lagerfeld’s Cruise Collection for Chanel revives the Brothel Creepers of London’s ‘80s punk movement—now the ‘It’ shoes to covet for comfort and outrageous originality. They are generous in proportion and seriously frivolous in finishing and flourishes.

The other shoe that, for sure, will be copied to death is the bootie in gold and silver leather with plastic insets. They were inspired by Madame de Pompadour and the court life of Versailles.

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