It’s pretty safe to say when that brands as dissimilar as Yves Saint Laurent and Prada are both doing similar shoes, it’s a look to which you should pay attention. Both companies have recently released shoes that are half strappy sandal, half bootie and all stylish, so no matter whether you prefer 60s retro with the Yves Saint Laurent Palais Cutout Pumps or modern minimalism with the Prada Buckle Ankle Boots, you can make this style all your own. Personally? I’d pick Yves Saint Laurent’s version all day, every day.
Yves Saint Laurent Palais Cutout Pump, $1136 via Luisa Via Roma.
Prada Buckle Ankle Boots, $636 via Bluefly.