Hello favourite monthly feature, although this is a few days late, in denial I say hello beloved spring collections!! The summer sets are finally hitting the stores right about now, but I wanted to squeeze in a shoe from the Cruise collections, before they vanish from the stores. Dior is killing it in the shoe department to say it lightly. Have you seen the patent sandals from the SS16 collection? If not you will soon, because I might have already got them as well. But now let’s discuss the silk booties! Weirdly enough I don’t have many non leather pairs, my most iconic silk shoe already scored last months feature, is the thought of silk shoes growing on me? What won me over was the stunning shape in these boots, they look like a million dollars and can’t be mistaken for any other than the mighty Dior. I had been flirting with the thought of going in to try the much covered – buckle boot, lower heel version, but realised quickly that these boots are so delicate that I have no time for a lower, more ‘practical’ heel. It’s not like I am going to travel in these princess boots.
The Cruise boots were seen on the runway, and comes in a 10 cm boot, like the one pictured and a 4.5cm heeled, beautiful buckle version. It comes in a navy printed jacquard, with or without red toe (like mine) or a brown printed silk. It was also produced in a more wearable suede.
Comfortable but because of the laces on the side, it’s not really possible to wear with socks, hence the bare feet in a silk boot can feel a bit strange.
Beautiful silk work and stunning composition. However, these are not as durable as leather shoes, so wear them with the respect they deserve. Don’t take them out in the rain, these are meant to be worn only for a little bit at the time or for inside events. I also love idea of such a festive boot, they would work in a amazing victorian inspired look, worn with a gown.
Purchase price: 890€ in Dior Paris, January 2016
Dior does not sell online, so these are only available in the stores and the bigger department stores like Selfridges and Harrods.
The boots comes in two heights, and suede and silk. On the top of the range we have the buckle suede, 4.5cm boot for £920, while the same booth in suede retails for £870. The most ‘affordable’ version is surprisingly enough the one featured, which will set you back £700 if bought here in London.
Sizing: Runs true to size, but since it’s a boot, you can afford to go up half a size if you must. However, not more than that, because you want the silk to fit your ankle perfectly. Mine are a size 37, my usual size.