When I wrote about the shoes from Fendi’s Fall 2011 runway, the reception was…tepid. But I was undaunted! Fendi’s has remained one of my favorite shoe collections of the season, and seeing the Fendi Chameleon Pumps finally available for pre-order does nothing to dissuade me from my undying love for these shoes. They’re like a gorgeous, highly detailed version of your traditional schoolgirl mary janes, and that’s a look that I can get behind 100%, particularly with thicker heels making a big comeback.
I know women who are willing to pay a grand for a very simple pair of shoes, so long as they’re from the right brand, put these designs strike me as a lot more bang for your buck. Every inch of these shoes is planned and detailed with intricate perforations, and no matter the angle, there’s something to see. I appreciate any designer who realizes that making truly special footwear doesn’t necessarily necessitate making a stiletto, and I’d happily add all of Fendi’s Fall 2011 runway shoes to my closet, starting with these two. Buy through Saks for $950 (brown) or $935 (silver).