A Tribute To The Tribute

It would be really easy to just gush abut this shoe … so that’s what we’re going to do. Introducing you to the Yves St. Laurent Tribute Sandal. Maybe you’ve met before? Forget a fall fashion must-have. It’s a life must-have.The background: October 2007 was a big month for YSL. When Creative Designer Stefano Pilati premiered the Tribute there was immediate and intense demand. Of course, the celebs jumped on it first; thanks Katie [Holmes], Victoria [Beckham] and Lindsay [Lohan]. Since then, it has been the fashion powerhouse’s #1 seller by far, attracting women from all walks of life (pun intended). Now it’s a classic silhouette for YSL which is great because we might just collapse if they ever stop making it.

The details: Let’s just get this out of the way: The Tribute ranges from $760-$1250. A major splurge, but a staple that you will (hopefully) have for all eternity. It comes in two heel heights, but in this case, we say go big or go to the Nike store. The original has a 5.5″ heel offset by a 1″ platform. Which helps. And, since it’s a classic now, YSL releases new colors and fabrications every season. And they are all amazing, every time, without fail.

Why we love:

  • Breaking News: It’s comfortable, we swear! It’s the platform; it gives you more stability and makes it easier to walk (and stand) in. Compared to any other 5″ heel, it definitely wins the “I won’t kill your feet” prize.
  • The colors are sick. Whether you prefer leather, patent or python, the Tribute has something for everyone.
  • We love the original, but the shorter heel height was really a good move for YSL. You can really do some running around in it and it’s still just as sexy. Which brings us to our next point…
  • It’s dead sexy. It does things for the calf and booty that no amount of lunges could ever do. This shoe pulls out every ounce of femininity you possess and inserts a certain sex appeal you never even knew you had.
  • It feels good to splurge on yourself every once in a while. Plus the instant gratification that comes with placing this treasure on your feet is unparalleled.

So, are you in love yet? Tell us, do you love, hate or undecidedly wanna take it slow with the Tribute? Would you drop the cash and just throw it in the bag?

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