Footwear Expo: Booties

Have you heard that the Footwear Expo ends today?  If you’ve not been yet, perhaps these booties will tempt you.

First, I must say, booties are generally terribly unflattering to most of our RL figures.  The solid structure, ending abruptly where foot meets leg, destroys the leg line and makes you look short.  That said, I adore them.  They have a certain je-ne-sais-quois that just screams chic.  And of course in SL we can just make our legs a bit longer to compensate.

What I find most striking about this set of booties, all available at the Footwear Expo, are the textures.  I don’t just mean textures in the SL way; I mean the physical textures of the boot itself: soft suede, delicate lace, patent-leather shine, hard zippers, bumpy crocodile.  The implied physical textures make me drool — these are shoes that I would have to pick up and touch, if I saw them in a department store.

Footwear Expo booties, left to right, top to bottom:
Coco ZipperBootie
Baiastice Destructural Unkleboots crocco gold
Baiastice Fabric/Lace Unkleboots forest green
Nardcotix Cerra Bootie Zebra
Periquita Sweet Stilettos
R2 Nani Red

En Scene Photo Credits:
Hair: Tiny Bird – Precious Things – Stein Silver (tinted)
Skin: Adam n Eve – Amanda – Tone 2 – Ruby – Freckles
Gloves: part of Casa Del Shai – Always The Bridesmaid Dress
Bracelet: Dark Mouse – Buckle Bracelet – Reds
Sweater: Cipria Couture – Bolero – Cardinal
Dress: Punch Drunk – Glam Rock Dress – Black
Tights: Sheer – Tights 30: Wrinkled Black
Boots: R2 Nani Red
Photo set: Glitterati Sci-Fi Hallway

Disclaimer: All boots and photo set are promotional samples.  I’m acquainted with some of the designers shown here.  However, I only blog things I like, regardless of affiliations or gifts.

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