The Grand M loves a great flat bootie, but after seeing an endless repetition of the same style, they can become a bit boring. Truly, how many variations of the same shoe have we seen season after season?
The "Japanese" bootie by TESS by Barefoot Tess, designed in collaboration with renowned shoe design house All Black remedies the flat bootie doldrums and reinvigorates the well-trod shoe with a fresh look. With a rounded toe complete with stitched and folded detailing on the toe and the heel, these boots are a world apart. Furthermore, they are quite possibly the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever slipped my feet into. The soft, buttery leather is to die for, and what's more, they come in a gorgeous, supple elephantine gray hue (and are available in black and brown as well). PLUS, (and here's the kicker), the shaft has a unique fold over style that allows the bootie to be worn with the shaft flap up or down, essentially creating two different looks. When the shaft flap is worn down, a luscious peek of golden lining is revealed, adding just a hint of fancy to an otherwise demure shoe. Wear them up with a great pair of skinny jeans, and wear them folded down with a pair of tights and a fabulous skirt to show off the amazing golden interior. Also, the price point is great for such a expensively made shoe at $179. So high fashion, so Grand M! Available in up to a size 15.