Kanye West, footwear snob? Perhaps not probably the most farfetched claim, especially if you think about the sybaritic musician’s recent lyrics for his song “Saint Pablo.” Rapping with a slight air of contempt, “She got the same shoes as my spouse / but she copped ’em at Aldo,” the person behind the Yeezy Boost makes it amply clear he isn’t a fan of knockoffs of Kim Kardashian West’s designer footwear. And what a closet it is: Whether she has strapped on her Sergio Rossis (in nude, of course), is tipping about Calabasas inside her studded Alaïa suede sandals, or offering an exclusive preview of the Yeezy season 3 PVC wraparound heels, the well-shod character has certainly racked up an enviable collection that the others of the world is eager to poach.
Needless to say, if you’re not cashing $80 million checks from your game revenues, then you'll just be looking for a few convincing, wallet-friendly (though believe it or not stylish) choices that will set well together with your very own all-neutral ensemble. Here, from dead ringers for the metallic night shoes Kim wore to your Met Gala to killer versions of her beloved over-the-thigh suede styles, the best affordable alternatives to Mrs. West’s footwear. We think even Kanye would approve.
Sam Edelman Yardley lace-up sandals, $130
Aldo Kenneson black colored heels, $80
Steve Madden Gorgeous boots in taupe, $150
Missguided metallic strappy heeled sandals, $65
Public Desire Alia strappy Perspex high heels in clear glitter, $50
Call It Spring Staval heeled strappy ankle-wrap sandals, $65