Saturday, 13 February 2010

My Shoe Collection #45


Below: New shoes for new year! My new Mihara Yasuhiro acquistion! Comes in a smart black and beige trim box...



Below: Shoe bag embroided with the branding...


Below: Even the tissue is branded...peekaboo!


Below: It's my favourite footwear for SS2010...this hybrid lace-up and sandal design which is unqiue and one of a kind... Luisaviaroma has it in grey and black. I like this beige/brown combination better:-) (Click on pics below to enlarge)


Below: View from all angles...:-) Front view...


Below: View from the bottom... wooden soles...


Below: Back view... notice it retains the lace-up shoe design for the back...


Below: Distressed wooden soles to create a used look...


Below: Suede, leather and linen like shoe laces...


Below: Sandal strap on the front... the edges of the soles are deliberately worn out...


Below: The suede ankle shaft is lined with soft leather...


Below: As seen on the Spring Summer 2010 runway...



Mihara Yasuhiro Spring Summer 2010 Ankle Lace-up Sandals

Besides my fascination with bags, I am also a huge shoe fan. After collecting quite an amount of shoes, I tell myself I need to curb my shoe obsession and only buy shoes that's one of a kind or those with that added x-factor:-)

As I have raved about Mihara Yasuhiro's Spring Summer 2010 menswear collection, I also got excited about the footwear that's presented as well. Hence it is inevitable, I find myself needing to add Mihara Yasuhiro to my shoe collection:) (Fortunately, with the savings I got from my Christian Louboutin Freddy Flats, Mihara Yasuhiro seem destined to join my 'shoe' ranks!)

The must-have shoe from Mihara Yasuhiro is this pair of ankle height leather and suede lace-up sandals, a hybrid of shoe and sandal design which is most unusual and one of a kind. Strangely bearing the formality of lace-ups (with the shoe lace front, rear portion and low heel wooden soles) but combined with the casual easiness of a strap style sandal front, which are definitely formula for a statement making piece of footwear. It's so strange and unique, it's one of my favourite shoe design for Spring Summer 2010! I also love the ankle height suede shaft which resembles tall boots so you can get some warrior/trekker look going. Very fun to wear:-)

As does all Mihara Yasuhiro pieces, the lace-up sandals have been given a worn finish, thru vintage washed leather and distressed wooden soles, giving a history and adding personality to the shoes. I can't wait to wear these for fashion week!

New year, new shoes, new paths to tread!

(BTW, I got word that Club 21 Mens is planning a Mihara Yasuhiro show sometime after Chinese New Year... looks like my wardrobe for the event is set!)

Retail price: SGD $840. Where to buy: Club 21 Mens at Four Seasons Hotel

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous of you. All those Louboutin (now miharayasuhiro) shoes, Balmain jeans, Givenchy and Prada bags... They all are to die for.

Anonymous said...

how much is it selling in club 21?

Allan said...

I wish I had a nice, not too veiny feet to pull this off.

Congrats, Kev!

Adrien said...

Beautifull !


But I can't find it in Paris :(

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Hi Anonymous 1,

thanks! Glad you like the purchases I have made. Happy new year to you! Hope this new tiger year will bring you anything you wished for.

Anonymous 2, Club 21 sells it for SGD $840 as stated at the end of my post:-)

Thanks Allan, it's one cool pair of shoes! I love it!

And Adrien, do check out Luisaviaroma, they have it back online for sale.

http://www.luisaviaroma.com/index.aspx#getData.aspx|CallType=Product&prodId=D082&des=L2C&cat=&gender=men&group=&vendorColor=QkxBQ0s=&season=actual&seasProdID=51I

Happy shopping and happy new year!

tedore said...

Good choice (model and colour)!

freshmess said...

Congrats, Kev! Now let's see some modeling pics. :-)

Robbie said...

Sighh... Your shoes are just beauteous. I am soooo jealous.

Can't wait to see your looks with both these lookers and your Louboutins!

shocolaat said...

Don't know if you checked these.

http://www.luisaviaroma.com/landing.aspx?page=bif_men_52I_balmain

Jonathan said...

Very nice purchase, now just looking forward to a pic of you wearing them to see how they look when being worn.