No, no, nothing at all. With all their buckles and strappiness, these All Saints shoes are rather the opposite of saintly, so naturally I was instantly drawn to them. Also, the fact that I spent money on them when the royal coffers are well and truly empty is also rather unsaintly. (must remember to raise those pesky taxes!)
Whilst on a whole I am somewhat tired of wooden soles, I had to make an exception for these. They also come in black leather, but for some strange reason the taupe suede called out to me. And it would have been rude of me not to have listened - it's my royal duty! I intend to paint my toenails a fine shade of purple to compliment the taupe.
I absolutely loved the AMAZING Givenchy strappy gladiators. But at over 1K, they are slightly out of my price range!
Every magazine has hailed the gladiator sandal to be the style for the Spring/Summer season (and do so pretty much every spring/summer), but having always had a weakness for multi-buckled shoes, I wear them regardless of whether they are "in" or "out", and these specimens will see me through both summer and (dry) winter days.