Real vs. Steal – Phi Buckled Platform Ankle Boots

by Irina on January 3, 2010

Update: This post has been updated on January 03, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

These buckled ankle boots, also known as the “creeper” boots, were part of Phi‘s Fall 2009 collection and are available to buy at NET-A-PORTER for the hefty price of $995. As with all extreme, badass boots these have too become extremely popular with fashion connoisseurs around the globe and can now be found on the fabulous feet of trendsetting stylists, editors and socialites as recently spotted by Jak&Jil.

Phi Fall 2009 "Creepers" Buckled Platform Ankle Boots in black

Phi “Creepers” Buckled Platform Ankle Bootsls
($995, NET-A-PORTER)

Nine West “Dabblit” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (01/03/2010): Found a more tamed version of the Phi creeper boots by Nine West. Available in either black or brown leather.

Nine West "Dabblit" Ankle Boots in black (Phi Creeper knockoffs)

Nine West “Dabblit” Ankle Bootscj
($79.99, Nine West)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Zapposcj.

Jeffrey Campbell Whip Platform Ankle Boots

Now look at these buckled boots by Jeffrey Campbell. I know the cheetah/leopard print on the front may look confusing first, but if you look at the shape, heel and details you will recognize them as an almost identical copy of the Phi booties above. It seems as if JC already incorporated the animal print trend for coming spring into these boots (see Alexander Wang Spring 2010). I must admit that I’m tempted, but not completely sold on the cheetah print. What do you think of these boots? Fierce or fugly? … Oh, and did you know the alias name of the JCs is “creeper“, too? Yeah, not obvious at all.

Jeffrey Campbell Whip-2 Ankle Boots in black (Phi Creeper knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell Whip-2 Platform Ankle Bootspjx
($139.95, Solestruck)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Zappos, Solestruck

Posted in: Phi,Real vs. Steal,Shoes

  • Lourdes

    Okay I am just not feeling these, and it rare that I don’t love a bootie.

  • Pam

    I love these but can they be worn in the Spring and do you wear them with pants or skirts? ugh.. sorry fashion challenged person

  • Hi Pam,

    these booties can be definitely worn in spring and I’d pair them both with skirts (with or without tights) and skinny jeans or cropped pants to show off their fabulousity.

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