Since my first Marni platform shoe sighting maybe five or so years ago, I have been in love with the Italian design house. There is something architectural but still playful about Marni shoes as well as the clothes. I recently came across a description at New York Magazine’s The Cut fashion blog that summed up Marni’s appeal perfectly: “If art teachers were chic and rich, they’d probably wear Marni.”
So I was terribly excited when I encountered a pair of Marni wooden-heeled open-toe clogs (which I suppose is technically a mule but isn’t that the worse shoe name ever?) at Simply Chic in San Francisco, a luxury vintage boutique I seem to be writing about an awful lot lately. But they were size 38, which I figured would not fit because usually in European shoe sizes I take a 36 or 37. But alas, they fit perfectly! (I don’t really get this, I thought shoe sizes were quite consistent, unlike dress sizes? Anyway.) I had no choice but to take them home with me. They are like new, with the original shoe bags and box. I’d love to know what year they’re from if anyone happens to know. The best part about them is the lucite layer between the wooden sole and the upper of the shoe — and they’re Marni, and they’re mine!