Do or Don’t: Mary Jane Boots

I was flipping through a back issue of Vogue the other day when I saw a Prada ad that totally stopped me in my tracks. What was so attention grabbing that I put down my glass of water and stared in wonder? I’m glad you asked:

Apparently I’ve been living in a hole because these Prada boots have been around for a while. So long, in fact, that they’re on sale at Saks for $560 (down from $1,400!).

I can’t for the life of me figure out the appeal, other than some sort of shock value or brand worship.

I should admit that the red and nude pair I’m showing you here is my least favorite. It’s also available in a variety of other colors (and even python print), which look like mary janes paired with a contrasting color sock.

But the question remains: why spend that kind of money on a shoe when you can create the same look much more inexpensively and with the added bonus of versatility (you can, after all, pair a regular pair of mary janes with socks, tights, or your actual leg!).

What do you think about them?

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  1. Gosh, I saw these at Saks too on the clearance table and picked them up ’cause I knew they were Prada but then couldn’t decide if I liked them. Besides looking like flesh tone (and not even MY flesh tone lol!) they colour block doesn’t work for me with these colours.

    1. I did the same thing! I thought they were kind of cute paired with socks. Then I realized they weren’t socks!

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