Sometimes I confuse the two, but what’s not confusing is how these designers get it right every time. Jeffrey Campbell is now most known for his Lita boot, which comes in many variations. Sam Edelman is probably most known for the spiked Lorissa heel, but I would say, is sometimes a little more subdued than Campbell. Regardless, I love both of these designers and the shoes that they create. I’m inspired, however, to write this post because my new Spiked Litas just came in the mail from Nastygal.com, and wow are they incredible!
Firstly, they’re a smokin’ hot boot. And second, despite their height and their look, they’re actually super comfortable to walk around in. I absolutely love these shoes… they even came with a little warning card with a porcupine on it- they’re spikey! The Spiked Lita sells out quickly, but they are available here for now. Jeffrey Campbell has other shoes, and other variations of the Lita boot that I also quite enjoy!
The original Litas are great in taupe as just a solid everyday pair. I love the crushed velvet, and even though this dark emerald/forest green may be an odd colour for a pair of boots, I think they would look awesome with a black outfit. I also love the pony hair boots on the right, anything pony hair is amazing for this season.
Nastygal.com seems to be one of the biggest carriers of Jeffrey Campbell, in addition to revolveclothing.com. I especially love the Roscoe boot on the right, and I even like, although probably wouldn’t wear, the boot on the left. You will see soon why I get the two designers mixed up though because of the shoe in the middle, and the similarities between some of the designs.
The Famous Sam Edelman Lorissa Heel, available in citrine here. So many variations of this heel have been made because it’s just so popular…it’s actually gorgeous.
Before continuing to showcase Edelman’s designs, I want to acknowledge where these spikey shoes have most likely come from. Christian Louboutin is a shoe genius, and his red-soled masterpieces are gaining attention everywhere. We used to see Oprah always rockin’ the red sole on her shows, but now, Louboutins are a high-society standard. I think he really gained a lot of recognition and fans with these styles…
Seriously, even though these sneakers are for men, I’d sport them in a heartbeat.
By including Louboutin in this post, I just want to show how great designs are constantly interpreted and duplicated by other designers, even when they’re not exact.
Look at the shoe in the middle…now you see why I get confused? It really resembles Campbell’s same-style flat above. I like this one though, because it’s a really playful colour which makes the spikes less edgy. Yup, less edgy. You heard it.
This isn’t where I parked my Harley…but wow, the Vixen boot by Sam Edelman is so perfect. I also love the tribal/Amerindian look of the boot in the middle, and of course, the blue on black tones with the spikes on the right!
Everything leopard is always good, but both flats are definitely what I would choose. I love the shape of the ones on the right because they look like loafers, almost. And the ones on the left are on edgy take on ballerina flats, also good. The bootie in the middle is too much for me because of the print on the heel, otherwise I would love it!
So as you can see, these designers come up with some amazing shoes, and the price range is what I would call moderate. They’re not premium designers or even expensive, but they are in the $100-300 range. What do you guys think of the spiked Litas? Some of the other designs? I am obsessed!