My Isabel Marant Bekett Sneakers

Thursday, September 19, 2013

[Fashion + Shopping + Reveal Pictures] Hello guys! Today's post will be all about SNEAKERS.
Yes ... shoes..  heels.. wedges.. flats.. sneakers.. are all my favorite things. I believe in wearing a good pair of shoes, afterall .. Cinderella had her life changed over a pair of shoes, didn't she? Heehee. Although I love a pair of fabulous heels, I'm usually in my slippers as its the most comfortable and perfect for our hot weather in Singapore, despite rain or shine. But there are occasions when I cannot wear slippers, especially to restaurants or nice places. As I was planning a trip to Beijing recently with the family, I wanted a pair of shoes that could take me everywhere! 
Yet what can I do if I dun wanna sacrifice fashion over comfort? 
Enter the Isabel Marant Sneakers 
I loved them so much .. I'm actually dedicating a post to them!
I have a few pairs of sneakers/trainers no doubt .. but a pair of Nikes sneakers are not exactly top of my list in looking trendy! Then I remembered these ......
The hidden wedge sneaker trend that took 2012 by storm.
Yes its yesteryear, and there are so many imitations now out in the market - but I've always lusted for one.... although I really couldn't justify the price tag in the past!
I wanted to get a pair for my trip but before I plonk down such an obscene (Personally I still think its waaay overpriced) amount of money, I wanted to do a bit of homework on the designer and her shoes. And horrors of horrors, boy, was it HARD!
Firstly, her website is mostly on her clothing collection and with no mention of shoes really. I had to scour websites and forums to know more about her sneakers and I've complied a small pictorial of some of them for your reference. Interestingly, her shoes often start with the letter "B" - and they look similar so I was quite, quite confused in the beginning.
Types of Isabel Marant Sneakers 
The Baltimore
Two-tone cotton canvas mid-top sneaker with cap toe, padded collar and hidden wedge. Approximately 2" heel (50mm) With a textured rubber soles.
The Bobby
A perforated suede high top sneaker with seams, gusseted tongue and a hidden wedge. Approximately 2.75" hidden wedge (70mm) with rubber soles.
The Blossom
This shoes comes in calf hair and is a suede wedge sneaker designed with a Velcro® ankle strap,  gusseted tongue and padded collar. Finished with scalloped trim and gunmetal-tone hardware. Approximately 2.75" heel (70mm)

The Bluebell
The Bluebell is a suede wedge sneaker detailed with tonal, pinked overlays, Velcro® ankle strap and gusseted tongue. Finished with a padded collar and gunmetal-tone hardware. Approximately 2.75" heel (70mm)
The Benett
Smooth suede and brindle-printed calf hair high top wedge sneaker designed with a perforated toe, pillow tongue and ribbed collar. Multiple Velcro® straps across front. Trimmed in tonal smooth leather. Approximately 3.5" hidden wedge (90mm) Textured rubber sole
The Bekett
Suede high top wedge sneaker detailed with a smooth lambskin leather perforated toe panel, pillow tongue and chevron accents at sides. Designed with multiple Velcro® straps across front, ribbed collar and tonal leather lining. Approximately 2.25" heel (60mm) withh textured rubber soles.
Are you still with me???
And as I got lost in the wild wild world of wedge sneakers and its 'each-shoe-looks-like-bloody-25kg' look, I did something dangerous and promptly went online shopping.
My trusty good ol' faithful, with its 24 hour express delivery had me press the 'BUY THIS' button quicker than you can say sneaker.
This is my first pair of Marants and I relish the clean chic label.
Opening up the box sent chills down my spine!
And there, in all her etoupe gray beige charm- My Beketts
Unfortunately I had stupidly mistaken my regular Italian sizing 37 as the French 37 , which is fact is a size smaller. 
Im usually a Italian size 36-37 for my Louboutins, so in France sizes - I should be a 38.  Actually Im most comfortable in between sizing (eg Italian 36.5) but Isabel Marant does not come in half sizes so please go UP to the next nearest size. I've added a shoe conversion chart below for your reference.
I tried it on and yes .. sadly it was too tight.
If there's anything more uncomfortable than tight shoes.. its tight shoes and SOCKS.
Even if it was free, I couldnt keep it! It'll be too insensible to keep it.
With a heavy heart, I had to return it and pay taxes (Darn you, Net-a-porter!) But within a week ... I heard the doorbell.
Which familiar white box do I see at my door!
Although this came with a slight bump at the corner...
Finally I had a pair in my size *somersaults*
Once again!
What an incredible beauty!
Like most of my online purchases, I would check the item thoroughly.
The linings, the soles and the brand has be to clearly marked and labeled with no scratches or defects.
I would prefer a solid colour, but these are Netaporter exclusives and limited editions.
Besides, to get one in my size is thankful enough!
Trying them on with whatever I was wearing that day.
I love the smell of new shoes!
They look heavy but they're really not after I got used to them! In fact, I loved how comfy they are and how easy they matched my clothes almost effortlessly.
Pictures from my Instagram @Sugar73 while I was in Beijing!
The only problem I have now is that I LUST more more! 
Oh my. I really ought to stop buying shoes.
Thanks for dropping by everyone!
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to all and have a great weekend!
Here's to more Isabel Marant lustings :
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How can I not do a handstand in Beijing in my Marants? 
Bye! xo
Edited to add : My other pair of Isabel Marant Beketts here :

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  1. you look gorgeous in those la .. but I still love heels .. :P

  2. Do you wear it in Singapore too?

  3. Hi,
    Where did you get your white tshirt?

  4. Hello! They r from Brian Lichtenberg :)

  5. Great review on the IM sneakers! I just got one too and loving them so much! :)

  6. Nice shoes! Love the wedge sneakers trend. Kinda sporty yet can be dressy as well. Definitely a highlight of fashion in 2013. Any thoughts if it will continue into 2014? I recently wrote a blogpost about the wedge sneakers trend in 2013. Would be great if you can comment on it :D

  7. Awesome!!

    Been lusting these for awhile.
    Love the patterns on your pair of shoes.


  8. Really beautiful, I also want to have a pair Isabel marant shoes

  9. Nice blog, thank you for sharing! we all love women fashion.

  10. Hi, i would like to ask if walking hours in that shoes is comfy? im keen on getting a pair but i had a bad experience with other sneaker wedges due to the wedge, and walking 1 whole day with them hurt my feet. so im wondering if IM pairs are comfy?

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