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Jan 19, 2012

Blades of Glory

Figure skating inspired footwear for the winter season.

Since the first ice-skates debuted some 5000 years ago, modern technology has brought their existence to another level. During the time of year when the air is brisk and the ground is covered with snow, some replace stilettos with a fetching pair of skates. What do you get when the two styles are merged?

These examples of handcrafted workmanship are much more than just swoon-worthy shoes - they're art.

The twins behind D’squared2 always serve up a nice surprise when it comes to accessories. Now a lady can create her own version of D’squared2’s “Runway-on-ice.” With these figure eight inspired ankle boots, any pavement pusher can glide with extreme style. Fashioned from laser-cut calfskin leather and metal, these Italian-made boots come in black and white. From $1095.

The Jeffery Campbell Skate is a more comfortable take on the trend. Gracefully glide down the street in these peep-toe leather booties, which boast a cushioned interior and a substantial 5” carved wooden heel. Offered in white, black, and tan. From $198.

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