Zara is on a roll right now with designer “inspired” shoes. One can find budget versions of pretty much anything. I suppose this snakeskin boot would be Zara’s answer to Dries Van Noten. Well, they are almost exact copies, give or take a shade. So, naturally, I love this shoe.
Dries Van Noten F/W 2011

Sure, the Dries Van Noten ones are a tad (okay, maybe much more) superior. It’s all in the details: that wood heel and those dreamy snakeskin soles (you can’t see them, but they are there). But with Zara, we can pretend like we just stepped off the runway. Nothing wrong with that. 

$159 at Zara (not online).

*Zara image courtesy of 5inchandup