Turn The Beat Around
By Eva Medoff, April 1st, 2010
Thakoon, king of the floral art print, tapped shoe genius Giuseppe Zannotti to provide the footwear for his spring collection. The result of their partnership, a set of shoes alternately strappy, thick and printed, is the cream of the crop in terms of the tribal trend—which seems to pop up every year any way. But this time, Zanotti has a fresh take on beating the tribal drum.
Sold at Giuseppe Zanotti, Barneys and Net-a-Porter, the heeled sandals range from $930 to $1365. Some pairs seem to mirror Thakoon’s prints, with washed-out, vaguely floral pinks, blues and greens. Others consist of webs of intricate strings in grey and torqoise. All made the models look like majestic Amazonians or primal swamp creatures. The statement shoe, currently fashion’s darling, can skew dangerously into hooker category when unchecked ambition takes hold. Luckily, these jungles heels will make your feet look less like a lady of the night’s, and more like a tropical parrot
—or a spider web.