Discounting the fact that I’d probably ruin these pretty quickly (a fact I’ll optimistically ignore), I can’t think of any reason why they shouldn’t be in my wardrobe. Like the rest of Cinzia Araia’s fall 2012 collection – which takes in a range from slouchy military-esque lace-ups to daintier high-heeled boots – these pairs have a certain edge. But in soft taupe nubuck leather they also toe the line between edgy and classic. In the mind’s eye you can see them providing a sharp, feminine accompaniment to a gauzy white spring outfit or an ensemble of minimalist neutrals. But imagine them with all black, leather and rock-chic layers, and they’d do just as well.
If more hard-wearing black leather is a better option for your wardrobe it’s also wort checking out Cinzia Araia’s full fall 2012 collection for it’s wedged, flat and heeled options. You can do so by clicking on the gallery above.