Real vs. Steal – Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Lace-Up Studded Booties

by Irina on August 17, 2010

Giuseppe Zanotti has been designing the shoes for Balmain ever since Christophe Decarnin took over the French fashion house in 2006. I love how Zanotti always manages to reflect the key looks of the collection in his designs. Balmain S/S 2010 was infused with military references and looking at these studded lace-up booties you can see these references here as well. The faded army green color, the shrapnel-style studs, the utilitarian zipper. Swoooooon!

Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Lace-Up Studded Booties in green

Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Lace-Up Studded Booties
(Price Unknown, SOLD OUT)

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Rihanna, Amber Rose, Alicia Keys & Kim Kardashian wearing green Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Lace-Up Studded Booties

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ZiGiny “Jemma” Ankle Boots

Well, the color has been exchanged, but the design of these studded lace-up booties by ZiGiny has been taken over 1:1. Don’t tell anyone, but I think the tan suede color might be a little more doable than the original green color of the originals.

ZiGiny "Jemma" Ankle Boots in tan (Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain knockoffs)

ZiGiny “Jemma” Ankle Bootsamazon
($105.50, Amazon)

Posted in: Alicia Keys,Amber Rose,Balmain,Giuseppe Zanotti,Kim Kardashian,On Stage,Out & About,Real vs. Steal,Rihanna,Shoes

  • Wow, gorgeous heels–Kim Kardash can DEF pull these pretty babies off!
    xoxo,
    http://www.hollyinheels.com

  • These booties are absolutely stunning and I love the way Rihanna and Alicia wore them. But I agree with you about the color. MAYBE I’d prefer the ZiGiny “Jemma” Ankle Boots… Oh, I didn’t say that right now. Okay, I did. ^_^

  • on.dree.uh

    No bueno…they look like a studded version of those Manolo Blahnik “Timbs” boots from years ago.

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