Here’s another example of a shoe I just can’t make my mind up about. At first glance, I thought L.A.M.B’s ‘Ariel’ pumps had a vaguely nautical feel to them, courtesy of the red/cream combination on the upper. (And does the slingback on these look vaguely like rope to anyone else, or am I just imagining things again?)
Now, I’m a big fan of the nautical look, but I’ve been going back and forth on these for a while now: I think it’s possibly the way the slingback is attached to the upper that’s putting me off – it looks a bit “tacked on” somehow, as if the REAL slingback broke, and this one was cobbled together just to keep the shoe on – but then again, that’s the very thing that makes these different from all of the other legions of suede slingbacks out there, so perhaps I should give it a pass.
What do you think of these? They’re $265 at Shopbop, and are also available in taupe.
We really liked these for next year, the quality is awesome and when you see them on a foot they make a lot more sense, and they sit well within the rest of the LAMB range in the shop, didnt get the nautical theme but yes the sling does stand out when on a shelf, but the neutral tone fades against skin making it disappear a little Xx
The front looks a bit heavy, and the strap is too delicate, so they sort of lack balance.
I totally got the nautical theme from these (Ariel just made me think Little Mermaid, just me?) and I would SO wear them. That slingback is a lil strange though…
I agree totally. It looks like the slingback was tacked on because they ran out of red.
I totally agree with your comment regarding the sling, at first glance it looks like rope. Perhaps if the sling were slightly wider and flat the preception might be different.
The sling looks strange, but I like the shoes anyway! And I am not a big fan of slingbacks, but these ones in red are somehow cute!
seems a little off balance