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Kinky But Cool Electric-Blue Boots

Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

Finer Things is a photo series with a playful approach to elusive, glamorous fashion items we’re fixated on right now.

Hot off the heels of Balenciaga’s now ubiquitous “pantashoes,” a spandex-legging/stiletto-boot combo, comes the brand’s latest footwear: a hosiery and heel hybrid with a toe so pointy it’s earned the moniker “the Knife.” The newest iteration is a skintight style in tarty, vibrant lace. In electric blue (or emerald green, if you prefer), the over-the-knee boots feature a spiky 100-millimeter heel and the ultimate spiked toe. The lace serves as a fetishistic veil, an overlay on the curve-hitting silhouette crafted to be pulled on and off. Hitting mid-thigh, these are not for the faint, but to tone down the dramatic silhouette we like the brand’s suggestion of pairing them with a more structured masculine overcoat or a breezy floral dress.

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