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Isabel Marant sneakers – should I? Could I?

Sometimes there are items I lust after slightly, and then forget about. And there are others, items that seem to play on my mind and remain in my consciousness long after I’ve stopped actively thinking about them. Typically, the Isabel …

Tue, Nov 8, 2011, 10:30

   

Sometimes there are items I lust after slightly, and then forget about. And there are others, items that seem to play on my mind and remain in my consciousness long after I’ve stopped actively thinking about them. Typically, the Isabel Marant sneakers are one of those. Who do I blame? Well, for one, Beyoncé.

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After that, my blame begins to get spread a little thinner. Sarah Rickard obviously has some answering to do, as do the lovely ladies in Costume on Castle Market, where the sneakers currently lounge, unloved by me and homeless . . . Then there’s Oracle Fox, who made doing the laundry in Isabel Marant look like the best thing in the world.

And look! Even Kate Bosworth loves them. So what do you think? Can anything justify spending an entire month’s rent on a pair of glorified sneakers?

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