i'm not a huge fan of patent leather. true, i'm not a huge fan of leather in general, but i think it wears beautifully and well for footwear. i can understand the appeal of high-gloss brand-new looking patent leather, but i know i'd ruin it with smudge marks, creases and other horrors. plus, i can't shake the feeling that patent leather is for small children, no matter how expensive and well-exectued it is. in the end, i think simple is best when it comes to objects of everyday use. if someone gave me $700, i would definitely buy these Loeffler Randall boots in cuoio. they would look fantastic after a few seasons of wear.
Loeffler Randall Matilde boot, black patent leather, $695 (Singer 22)
Loeffler Randall Matilde boot, Cuoio, $695 (Singer 22)
Kate Spade, Lacey moccasin, green patent leather, $195 (Kate Spade)
Christian Louboutin Peanut patent wedges, $625 (Net-A-Porter)