Yay or Nay: Pierre Hardy lace-up neoprene ankle boots
Posted by on November 28, 2012 | 5:06 pm EST

Pierre Hardy lace-up neoprene ankle boots

Committing a fashion faux pas is unavoidable. From clothes to shoes, this is actually a sign that no designer or label is spared from slip-ups. Christian Louboutin, who rarely causes a ruckus with his collections for instance, took a misstep when he created these snorkeling neoprene booties for his 20th anniversary collection.

While Fashion Glamour thought that was the last time a shoe maven would commit such atrocity, here comes another disappointing pair. Pierre Hardy is known for incorporating structures into his masterpieces like the edgy cubed cuffs included in his first jewelry collection. However, he failed to impress us when he brought out these lace-up neoprene ankle boots that are just too complicated to look at.

The fold-over tongue literally looked like a tongue sticking out, waiting for something to lick and slobber. Instead of propping up the design however, the grosgrain loops and trims became too much of a distraction. Though the pointed toe cap exuded some edginess, it didn’t really fit with the overall design of the shoes. They were overdecorated to the point that even the colors failed to bring together all of the pair’s design elements.

He may be a pro when it comes to deconstruction but the ankle boots had nothing enticing to offer women – especially those who adore anything edgy and chic. Nonetheless, women who love modern intricacies in their style are welcome to nab them at Net-A-Porter for $1,325.

[Photo Credit: Net-A-Porter]

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