Pierre Hardy has been quietly influencing shoe design for a couple of decades now. The quiet French designer has worked for Christian Dior, Hermes, and Balenciaga before going it on his own. He once told the Independent in London that when he designs shoes, he tries to envision what a girl walking into a shop would love to find there. So far, the approach has worked: his shoes are coveted by the wealthy and the typical high street shopper alike.
Unfortunately, the average high street shopper would have a hard time affording a gorgeous pair of shoes from one of Pierre Hardy’s boutiques. However, in a stroke of brilliance, Hardy has teamed up with that quintessentially American supplier of affordable clothing, The Gap, to bring the masses versions of his shoes that are more affordable.
Two of his designs include these boots that are so chic and gorgeous that you’ll wear them from now until next spring, and you’ll be sad when the weather finally gets too warm for boot wearing. Here’s an ankle boot in a dark sand color that goes with everything.
Don’t they just totally inspire confidence? Can’t you see yourself demanding (and getting) a raise while wearing these? They’re simply divine.
You can also get it in a mid-calf shearling version in a steely gray that will actually make you wish for weather cold enough to wear them in:
Found your winter boots, have you? Excellent choice!