I’m sure it was purely coincidence that both the Jimmy Choo Nexus Snakeskin and Lace Sandals (left) and the Valentino Studded Lace Pumps (right) both showed up on Net-a-Porter’s new arrivals page on the same day, but their timely advents made it impossible for me to not compare them. I know which one I like better; do you?
Although the Jimmy Choo option tried to reel me in with exotic skin, and despite the fact that I’m generally a bit bored with Valentino’s lace-bows-studs gimmick, I can’t help but choose the Valentino pumps. The shape and material are so staunchly ladylike that the studs on the patent trim are an actual surprise, and the bow doesn’t seem out of place on this design like it does on many of the bow-decked Valentino pieces I’ve seen in the past couple of months. Both options seem overly expensive for what you get, but I guess that could be said of most of the shoes we feature here.