Estime - Carel

The Estime boot appeared in 2011 in Carel’s collections. First creation of the new generation arrived at Carel in 2010, it instantly became the new child of the family. With its soft lamb leather and its straight toe-end, patent in its first version, it asserts a singular design: at a time when everything is all about “godillot” and pointed boots, its “so sixties” short heel and square end are noticed by Carel aficionadas.

These women of character who look for high-end quality with a touch of originality fell in love with the Estime’s super soft fit and sixties look. It was declined in several fanciful versions, until the winter of 2014 when the sixties codes had a huge comeback thanks to Hedi Slimane, new artistic director at Saint-Laurent : androgynous figures were wearing square end boots, or their little sister the three-strap mary-jane.

Instinctively and historically, all eyes turned to Carel. The brand, born in 1952, had it shops where all women used to rush to buy their shoes. Carel ads from those times displayed beautiful black and white visuals of the famous mary-janes and square end boots on newspaper kiosks. Here they come again; Carel, whose name was mainly whispered between insiders, gets major on the international fashion scene: the Estime is now a hit in all the most innovative and trendy concept stores such as Opening Ceremony in New York and Japan or Le Bon Marché in Paris.

Extra-flexible lamb leather boot with a patent straight toe-cap; leather lining; 4 cm heel, square toe-end, tone-on-tone zip on the inside of the shoe. From an Italian artisanal manufacture near Venice.


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