I’m sure you’ve seen them everywhere – the ubiquitous cut-out booties. Usually they look like a cross between gladiators and booties. Every starlet on the planet has been rocking a pair; from Katie Holmes, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Ritchie, and the Olsen twins. Not to mention Whitney Port practically has a new pair on every episode of “The City”. They’re like the bad girl version of the pump. So where do you find your own fab footwear online? Keep reading and I’ll fill you in!
If you want to go for edgy, check out the Pour La Victoire Sloan Broad T Strap Ankle Booty at Shopbop.com. It has a 4 inch heel with a ¾ inch platform, and rocks studded details over pebbled leather in silver and brown. They run at $325.00, and have a comfy padded foot bed. Or if you’re looking for a hot bargain, as always, ELuxury.com has the super cute Loeffler Randall Yvette Cut-Out Bootie on sale for $345.00, originally priced at $575.00. It’s a gray round-toe with a cut-out on the top of the foot, and a zip closure in back. You will barely notice the 4.25 inch heel thanks its one inch hidden platform with a padded insole.
Maybe you’re looking to splurge on something fabulous this season. Barneys carries the Givenchy Cut-Out Bootie for $795.00. It’s an uber-luxe Nappa leather cut-out peep toe with the slimmest of heels for a little extra va-va-voom. These will certainly put a little bounce in your step. Don’t worry if that’s too pricey, turn up the volume a bit with the Charlotte Russe Patent cut out booties for only $26.99. It’s a faux leather patent peep toe with cut-out detail on the sides. There’s a back zipper closer and a flirty stiletto heel. If there is no such thing as too sexy for you, get the N.Y.L.A. Plus Bootie at Endless.com for a recently reduced $76.99, which is also on the more affordable end. The leather peep toe upper with cut-outs on the sides, and 4 ½ inch stiletto heel makes for the ultimate in vamp.
Also at Endless.com is the Steven Madden Piya Platform Pump for $109.95. This one is a bit easier to walk in with its wider heel, but has the same chic shape and edgy side cut-outs as the others. Plus, you would hardly call it conservative with its 4 ½ inch heel and one inch platform. Combine flirty and funky with the Westside, Boutique 9 wedges. They come in black and brown snakeskin and have a lace-up front with a peep toe. You can snag these cute creations for $169.00 at Ninewest.com.
This shoe will always look expensive whether you invest a lot in a pair or not. So go out and find the perfect pair that look cool and make you feel hot! Also make sure that you get the best shoe inserts in them as well. This will add to their comfort and you will enjoy wearing your shoes even more.
Jane Castro is a journalist and media enthusiast. She graduated from the University of Bacolod in the Philippines. She loves skating, scuba diving, and archery on her free time.