Even if you’re done with the Yves Saint Laurent Tributes, as a shoe lover, it’s impossible to gloss over the place that they’ve had in footwear culture over the past few years. I remember when they first came out and the media was abuzz with over what was at the time an absolutely ridiculous platform and heel height, and since their inception (and because of their wild popularity), our feet endured almost five years of five-inch heels and heavy platforms.
Now that fashion is starting to swing back toward a more reasonable heel and no platform, YSL is tasked with figuring out to do with one of its most signature products. The result is the Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Lace-Up Ankle Booties, which keep the signature angular platform and instead try to fullfil the trend toward menswear-inspired shoes.
Although I’m feeling some Tribute fatigue, I like this iteration. The shape of the upper is so vastly different than the original shoe that I don’t automatically associate the two in my mind, but the lines of the platform are unmistakeable. So if you’re still digging a platform and you’re looking for a sexy shoe with the right menswear note for fall, these just might be it. Buy through Saks for $1085.