One of the highlights of Spring/Summer 2008 show apart from the clothes and the bags were the shoes, they were amazing! And from this collection comes the Istanbul Pump which is obviously named after the city of Istanbul in Turkey. If this shoe won’t get your attention, you must be either blind or have a heart of stone but I know you’re neither of the two so carry on!
I’ve seen Marc Jacobs’ interview once and he said that the shoes were the result of collaging, mixing and matching different ideas and put them all in one shoe. And the outcome was to die for! Istanbul pumps are like ordinary pointed toe pumps upgraded with a patchwork montage on the vamp with multifaceted rhinestone embellishments, dangling beads, patent leather band, and pave crystals and made it cohesive with all other items from the collection. The pump itself was crafted from smooth grained leather with padded insole and leather sole with rubber heel pad. It has a 4.5-inch leather-covered stiletto heel adding height to this eccentric beauty.
Istanbul Pump comes in three colors; Rose, Yellow, and Black and are available at Louis Vuitton for $1,440.
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