Seeing these Jeffrey Campbell shoes for $118 made me recall in sickening detail my quest for these shoes, below, by Acne.
I think I paid around $450 for the Acne shoes, which I found at Opening Ceremony, a store that is “curated” like a fucking museum, with a similar hushed air of High Art about it. I saw the shoes from across one of the store’s little rooms, where a horrible, nerdy woman at least 6 feet tall was counseling a blond soccer mom on some sandals. I guessed correctly that the nerdess was a Stylist. Imagine taking advice from a giant bespectacled nerdess?
Anyway, the shoes wait patiently in my closet for their second trip outside the house. I still love them; I just don’t want to fall down.
So: Fake Acne shoes in a nice pewter color. Would you buy man-made shoes for a fraction of the cost of the original?