by Danica Lo
Remember when spikes and chains on shoes and handbags felt like just a passing trend? Well, if this fall's shipments are any indication, super-sharp spikes and battle-inspired details are here to stay--a many-season mainstay and a new modern classic, in fact!
Check out three pairs of fall's newest luxury boots and shoes--inspiration for your autumn shopping list, perhaps?--that feature spikes and chain mail. Sometimes wild and over-the-top, other times understated and subdued, there's something in this trend for everyone.
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Like, above--Giuseppe Zanotti's black patent spike boots, $2,025 at Ssense, are a classic silhouette combat boot reinterpreted in glossy high-shine patent and to-die-for gold spikes of varying lengths.
Stella Luna for Anthony Vacarrello's mules, $637 at Colette, are a glamorous, ladylike take on the spike trend--featuring only two giant silver-tone spears, the strappy stiletto mules prove that you don't need to pile on the hardware to get that rock 'n' roll look.
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Strategia's chain-mail ankle boots, $593 at Luisa Via Roma, are a great medieval war-inspired look that can work with so many styles--'90s grunge, rock star, downtown cool.
Are chain-mail, spike, and other badass boots and shoes on your shopping list for fall? Tell me what you're thinking and how you want to wear 'em. After a super-balmy summer, I'm excited to get back into skinny black jeans!
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by Danica Lo