These are the second (and third) pair of shoes I’ve featured this month to use the rather usual combination of raffia and suede, and I have to say, it’s starting to grow on me. I tend to think of suede as a rather “wintry” fabric, while raffia is most definitely a summer one (try wearing raffia shoes in Scotland in the winter and you’ll soon realise the error of your ways), buy there’s nothing wintry about these Cinti pumps – or, indeed the Fendi version which seems to have provided at least some of the inspiration for them.
The Fendis are from last summer, and I really loved the flat, off-centre bow. Unfortunately, at £510 they were destined never to be mine, either in this upper, or in one of the other colours they were available in. The Cinti shoes, however, are another matter: at a much more affordable £78, these have a more conventionally shaped bow, but share a similar, light and breezy look, with their taupe suede and neutral raffia.
If you like these, you better be quick – they’re sold out in all but two sizes at Spartoo, so they’re probably not going to be around for much longer.