Yea or Nay: Valentino Fall 2014 Shoes

Posted on March 18, 2014

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    • Sarah

      Yay! I like the sturdy heels and the beaded numbers.

    • another_laura

      Hey, I really like these! I’m so surprised! YEA!!

    • Jacob Bowen

      Since WHEN are HAIRY FEET a great look for the runway?!?!?

      • kimmeister

        New for Fall 2014: Hobbit chic.

      • flamingo1092

        OMG hair – skin – it’s almost like they’re living creatures1 we can’t have that!

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      I’m giving it a YAY but grading on a curve. I don’t love it but SO much better than Dior.

      • RoseJB

        My first yea of the season, I think. But you’ve made me wonder if my love of this footwear is influenced by my hatred of all the other options presented so far.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      YAY!! These are generally very nice. I especially like the ones with the multicolored triangular areas, Photos #3, #5, #7. The boots in photo #3 are the prizewinners for me. Thank you, Valentino, for shoes that look wearable (even though I’ll never be able to afford them).

    • Glam Dixie

      Yay, except for the hairy one. *shudder

    • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      THE BOOTS ARE LOVELY!

    • oatmealpie

      The antepenultimate ones are lovely.

      • ampg

        +10 vocab points.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Not a cohesive collection but I’m feeling these!

    • http://ayearofmommyhood.blogspot.com/ Tabby_abby

      Yea! I want all of them including the hairy ones. They are cheeky.

    • Nancer

      Some of these are really fabulous! Especially that last bootie – gorgeous!

      • decormaven

        Yes, I love that last bootie. Very Mod influence- which I love.

        • Nancer

          I totally agree with you. Finally, a shoe/boot collection that is actually wearable! Some of the collections this year have been absolutely crazy!

    • Tanya Wade

      I love the Mondrian Studded Boot, or whatever we are calling it. Finally, a shoe collection that doesn’t make me want to go all Hannibal Lecter on the designer.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Not walkable, to my way of thinking. I think that foot models are like hand models – people with very particular bone and skin structure that photographs well and fits into the goods. Many of the feet here look pretty unhappy.

      • kimmeister

        I don’t think these are foot models, I think they are runway models and we’re just getting a closeup of what they had on their feet.

    • MilaXX

      Big YEA to this entire collection! Love every pair!

      • Evan

        Even the hairy ones? lol

        • MilaXX

          LOL yes I like a good pony hair shoe.

    • sagecreek

      I like these! Although if you cannot wear ankle straps, you’re kind of screwed.

      • kimmeister

        At least the ankle straps sit a little lower than where we’ve been seeing them lately.

    • alyce1213

      A whole lotta YES!

    • hughman

      They are refreshingly aggressive for a woman’s shoe collection.

    • barbarienne

      Yea! Those colorblock ones are going to be entertaining to watch stars/stylists try to match with outfits. Gonna be a lot of misses, but the hits are going to rock.

      • KinoEye

        I love the boots. They’d be tricky to pair, but I bet someone can rock them. I think it would work with a simple dress/skinny jean and blouse combo. The more minimal on top, the better.

        • kimmeister

          Yeah, “at least they don’t destroy your feet or maim others” isn’t a glowing review.

          • KinoEye

            Haha, well, I did type a comment to the effect of “At least they aren’t fugly and painful” downthread. So it still works!

    • KinoEye

      They aren’t laughably hideous. Big ol’ YEA from me. Those red boots with the braided leather at the top have, once again, stolen my heart.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Yes to all of them. They actually look like shoes and like someone could walk in them.

    • stellamaris73

      One of each, please.

    • Danielle

      A YAY for those color-blocked boots alone.

    • teensmom99

      I say yay & Meghan Draper says yay, too.

    • ovarB

      J’adore!!! Oui!! Oui!!!

    • Laurieandclaire

      I am so sick of looking at the Dior and Prada, I say YAY!!! A THOUSAND times YAY!!!!

    • kimmeister

      YEA, with caveats:
      - I wish there were more diversity in shape
      - I don’t actually like the shape of the boots, since most legs aren’t shaped like cylinders
      - The heels are cute, but only for skinny, long legs.

      • Lori

        ITA. It’s a Yea, but with serious reservations. If the other collections we’ve been looking at were less awful I might have assessed this one more harshly (because those boots aren’t good), but after the WTF? parade these are looking fine.

        • conniemd

          This is exactly my position. It’s only a comparative yea.

      • Isabel

        Nay, it looks like the pumps are painful to wear. All the models have some skin discoloration where the shoe meets skin.

        Boots – hate the patterns.

    • mjude

      YEA…the patch work boot reminds me of a suede coat I had back in the day.

    • Constant Reader

      After all the craptastic shoes I’ve seen lately, I was afraid to look. But I was pleasantly surprised. I love a Mary Jane shoe; a beaded Mary Jane shoe is even better. I also like the dotted shoes and booties (first and last). I’m meh on the tall boots.

    • luludexter

      the 70s called – they want their shoes back…

    • rissa42210

      Yea – some of the better shoes this round, but not in love.

    • Sharon Weiner

      Cute! Should translate well into the general population!

    • LipstickForPigs

      YES PLEASE

    • Judy_J

      Cute and wearable. I like ‘em.

    • Amel

      YEA! The fur one is a little weird, but these are adorable

    • PastryGoddess

      Me likey and they’ll look great with tights

    • Jaeda Laurez

      I love those booties! Not a huge fan of the knee boots, but I definitely like the ankle strap shoes. Such a breath of fresh air compared to the ugly Diors from yesterday.

    • ChiKat67

      So for fall the choice is either to have 3/4 of your foot exposed or to be covered to the knee?

    • http://batman-news.com boweryboy

      The designers are trolling us. That’s the only explanation I can come up with.

    • DKBB

      Like ‘em all, but LOVE that last pair!

    • marlie

      I’ll take one of almost everything! YEA!

    • AEditor

      Yes, yes, yes!

    • jilly_d

      I know the heels are a bit high for younger ladies, but that does not stop me from desperately pining to see Kiernan Shipka take some of these babies for a spin.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      Yay. Patchwork boots have a special place in my heart where my actual heart should be.

    • aquamarine17

      yeah. love the boots and shoes with the chevron pattern with patches of 6 colors and little studs. i especially like the boots and would buy them.

    • Imasewsure

      The heels are way too high for me but I think they are all fantastic. Those boots and booties are Laurie Partridge groovy!!

    • Trickytrisha

      Mostly very nice, but is that second to last one fur? I mean, fur?!

      • Gatto Nero

        “Pony hair” (calf hair). They just leave the hair on the pelt instead of removing it.

        • Trickytrisha

          I guess I prefer my leather without any reminder of where it comes from. Hypocritical, I know.

          • kimmeister

            That’s like me and my purchase of only boneless, skinless meat.

    • LaSylphide

      Yea, mainly because they aren’t an insult to feet. Some cute and all wearable.

    • BlairBear

      the boots make models looks stumpy so thats not good, some of the shoes arent bad so that is a nay for me

    • Tracy_Flick

      Ooooh sequins! And spring green! I say Yay just for that pair alone.

    • ModernDowager

      Beautiful. Nice lines.

    • GoAwayKardash

      *drool* yes yes yes yes yes yes yesssssssss

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Not loving any of the boots but the shoes are fun.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      See Dior and Miu Miu, you can make shoes that are both interesting and not hideous. Mostly.

    • Lower L

      I’m a sucker for an ankle strap, so I vote “yea” (and also yay!) on those. I agree with the nobody-has-cylindrical-calves criticism of the boots.

    • Aurora Leigh

      Yay for BOOTS! (especially those navy ones, which can come live at my house now)

    • Skippymom1

      Finally! Shoes to adore. These are fun. Loving the black and red patent leather boots. Yummy.

    • crash1212

      Don’t love any of the shoes as I am allergic to ankle straps – however – would kill for any of the boots – although I’m not crazy in love with the heel. So – sort of a YA-NA?

    • VioletFem

      Yay! I love how colorful these shoes are, especially the beaded ones. Although, I don’t care for the boots in this collection.

    • Nicole

      Yay

    • BLauD

      After all the shoes we’ve seen on here lately, I’m glad to finally see some that can get a YAY from me.

    • a_liking

      those last booties are delicious.

    • hellkell

      They’re fucking with us, right? NAY.

    • TLJezebel

      Mine.

    • lesmaha

      Love!!!

    • PumpkintheCat

      Yes to everything except the merkin shoes.

    • conniemd

      Yea. This is a comparison vote to all the hideous collections we’ve seen. I didn’t gag or feel sorry for the feet wearing them. But overall, kinda meh, nothing that grabbed me, particularly all the skinny ankle straps which seem inappropriate for fall shoes.

    • majorbedhead

      YAY! Normal shoes! Huzzah!

    • Pennymac

      I was dreading the scroll on this one; this seasons shoes have been so bad. These are amazingly “okay”

    • shopgirl716

      Yes!

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      J’adore those patchwork boots.

    • Sara__B

      Mostly yea. I like the thicker heels that aren’t forcing the foot into full ballet demi-point. The beaded shoes and the blocked studded patterns are especially nice.

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      LOVE!

    • formerlyAnon

      Hey! Cute shoes! I didn’t think they were doing that this year.

    • CeeQ

      YAY! I want pretty much every single pair. What is that style of pump called? it’s my favorite =D

    • Emmyllou

      Mostly nay.

    • somebody blonde

      Yay! So fab.

    • Dagney

      Yes.

    • kerryev

      I wear boots to fake better ankles, so lukewarm on those. Boiling-over batshit crazy for all the rest.

    • willworktomorrow

      HELL YEA!!

    • FridaStaire

      Yep, I could wear these.

    • LambeeBaby

      Boots get a lowercase yea but the shoes are all YEA!

    • sienna elm

      Hey Look! Shoes that look like shoes! I love most of the colours (still aching for that first pair of boots!). But the furry ones are ridic. Can you imagine what a disaster they’d be in one light rain? Yuck!

    • lynnlee

      Pretty!

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      WIth the exception of the ass hair (I assume that’s Donkey fur by the striping), these are a big yea!! Fun, flirty and most look sturdy enough for a real human to walk in.

    • lalahartma

      Yeah, but not for me.

    • StarburstLady

      I don’t really like the shape– it’s neither fierce nor grateful. I do like the boots, though.

    • allisankelly

      all YAY’s over here.

    • Beardslee

      I want those last pair of boots! These are so nice on the whole, though the hair one is a bit alarming. I just wish the heels were a couple inches shorter so I and other mortals could wear them… not that I could ever afford to wear them, so why am I quibbling?

    • MartyBellerMask

      I was going to say, “Bonus points for looking like shoes,” but that really doesn’t warrant a bonus. They do look like shoes. Normal shoes with interesting elements. Some are fugly and some are really pretty. Gets a “sure, why not” from me.

    • VicD

      Yes, yes, and a whole lot of yes.

    • Mary Stone

      THAT, children, is how you do shoes. Dior should take notes…I’m seeing 80′s in the shapes and color palette

    • dea

      Shoegasm! Love the use of color and texture.

    • Lily

      Yay all over the place. So much yay I may be bloated with it for days. Love the colors, love the heels, love the “don’t squeeze my toes into a deformed clod of flesh” toe boxes. Classy and kicky at the same time. I especially love the red and coral on black polkas. BRAVO!

    • Kelly

      Yay, yay, yay. Love these. Ankle straps. Wearable-width heels. Toe-boxes that don’t double as torture devices. Lots of interesting visual touches. That one red one (is that crocodile skin or something? Some animal, anyway) looks too skimpy, but I don’t know if it’s the design or just the fact that the shoe seems too small for that particular model. Otherwise, I’m there.

    • judybrowni

      Wow, actual shoes and boots a person might want to wear!

      Instead of the insane craft projects poured out by other couture designers recently.

    • Linda LaPaz

      Yeah!

    • http://karenzgoda.org/ Karen Zgoda

      These shoes are pretty, but all I see are feet that say OUCH.

    • http://tvblogster.blogspot.com Boop

      Yay! I need to be alone in the bedroom with these shoes and boots.

    • DominoEstella

      most definitely Yea! I love these.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Yea!

    • Aurumgirl

      I love every single pair. It’s like this collection was made for me!

    • Sophie

      Nay on the boots and the furry shoe, but I rather like the rest. I like seeing shoes that fit, as well, instead of the usual “too big” trend on the red carpet.

    • OffToSeeHim

      I love the colorblocked ones. And the glittery ones. I like the boots! The furry ones look weird. Is it me, or are the shapes kind of boring in a been-there-done-that kind of way?

    • Miranda Reseigh

      Everything but the hair shoes.

    • Notasaltine

      Yea! A million times yea.

    • altissima

      Love the knee highs and the booties. The stubby rounded toes look a bit dowdy though.

    • Sara Brams-Miller

      Kinda love these actually . . .