The $1,605 Giuseppe Zannoti for Balmain Boots and 3 Other Buckled Styles to Try

December 17, 2009 • By Erika

Giuseppe Zannoti for Balmain created these to-die-for buckle boots. They’re suede, go up to mid-calf, and cost a staggering $1,605:

Balmain Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Multi Buckle Boots

Balmain Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Multi Buckle Boots

There’s a taller, leather version of this boot simply called “Buckle Boots” without the “Multi”. It’s the same price, but the covered heel is a seriously hot trend in boots right now so we prefer this one.

Of course, it’s not like we’re willing to not eat for a few months just to afford these boots, so in true boots4you fashion, we gathered some buckle boot styles whose prices your wallet won’t buckle under.

Here are 3 buckle boots that get the look but not the price of the Balmain boots:

Not Rated Women's Cayote Boot

The Cayote Boot by Not Rated

This buckle boot has faux leather uppers and a 2 1/2″ wedge heel. Its rounded toe and gold buckles make it feel like a pirate’s boot, and no that’s not a bad thing in fashion right now. $75.00 at Shoes.com.

Betseyville Oxia Boot

Betseyville Oxia Boot

It’ s motorcycle, it’s rock, it’s a slouch buckle boot. We wish this one had a heel on it, but maybe slouch boots look better when they’re just flat. The straps are made of black patent leather and the boot is suede. The brown looks a bit too “renaissance fair” but we recommend you check out the grey color:

Not Rated Double D Boot

Not Rated Double D Boot

Another boot from Not Rated makes this short list, but it’s clear why: their Double D Boot is a great version of the Balmain boots. They’re not knock-offs and they’re not trying to be Balmain; they’re just a pair of buckle boots that can have a style of its own. Check out these boots and its other colors at Heels. Retails for $74.99.