>> My hotel roomie Phil Oh who's shooting streetstyle for Vogue.com says he's spotted these shoes on every third person – a slight exaggeration perhaps but yes, in the solid black, brown and burgandy, I have seen them on A LOT OF people.  You know when sales people tell you they're 'FLYING out of the stores', and you cynically think they're just trying to give you the final shove into handing over your credit, I do think in this case, they are zooming out of Prada stores all over.  It's a bit of a no-brainer shoe for me – the style of a Church's shoe combined with a slightly raised platform combining espadrille and coloured rubber – a potent pairing for a flat lover that wishes to 'clomp about' as opposed to 'walk elegantly'.  Shopping in that via della Spiga/Corso Venezia/Montenapoleone drag in Milan is just that bit shinier – the Italian superbrand flagships look more enticing and there's a feeling wafting about here where economic crisis doesn't seem to have touched it and dangerously, a freefall motion of shopping where you just hand over your card at a whim at any given moment without too much thought.

Last season, it was a giant pink sweater and this time round, it was a pair of these shoes at the Corso Venezia store where these colour combos are exclusive.  I'll go on thinking "Hey…I've worked REAL hard for this…" and hope for the best. 


Eeny meeny miny… green/orange/brown with an orange sole? 


It'll be four to five weeks wait before I start anxiously looking around my letterbox going "Oh crap… nothing's arrived yet.." (mail is notoriously hard to get through my fort knox flat) but sheathed in an initialled shoe-bag (yup, little personal touches like these really do tickle me despite their simplicity…), will be my clomping ground shoes…


P.S. And yes, Bryanboy and I will be doing a Shoe Snap

Comments (15)

  1. Kb says:

    Ahhhh I want these, can’t wait to see how you style yours!

  2. SACRAMENTO says:

    Not only fabulous, but also comfortable. yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

  3. dooshi says:

    Can’t believe you bought them…

  4. mll mag says:

    pradaaaaa aaaaahhh….
    very nice shoes ;))

  5. ediot says:

    these are so nice! i want a pair as well..¨
    hope you’re having a good weekend susie

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  7. agne says:

    i’m in love with these prada shoes! literally – IN LOVE!!

  8. Bigfen2 says:

    i want those shoes. i love it…..

  9. Shelley says:

    Comfort, crayola colours, and wingtip styling–these are Yummy!

  10. Abby says:

    Ahh god! these shoes are insane, I loved them in the s/s 11 show, just amazing. <3 xoxo Abby

  11. RIY_KA says:

    love them so much…the colors are perfect

  12. John says:

    how much do these retail for? Anyone know?

  13. What a brilliant post, thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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