Just as I was planning to feature Giuseppe Zanaottis Striped Sling Backs and their bold but successful mixture of colours and patterns, that you can see here:
I stumbled upon this:
The first thought that passed through my mind was “Oh, did Giuseppe Zanotti design a version of the sling back without the peep-toe? But why make it so clumsy?”. Then I realized that I was looking at totally another brand and model (with a minimal peep-toe). I do not know how much Sam Edelman got “inspired” from Giuseppe Zanottis sling backs, I will always have a bit of a soft spot for Sam since he introduced Lorissa to us mortals so I don’t want to judge too fast, but the similarities between the two shoes are quite striking to me.
When it comes to the matter of pure eye-candy, I personally prefer Zanotti slingbacks. However, except for the touch of leopard print, snake embossed heel and generally sleeker and more elegant lines, they also come with the juicy price tag of app. €600 while Novato lands at the more modest price of €90. That makes the shoe ratio “a pair of shoes for another shoe’s half a heel” or something like that. Both shoes can be found at Shopbop, Guiseppe Zanotti slingbacks here and Sam Edelman Novato here.