The Ankle Boot (and Cheaper!) Version of the Jimmy Choo Feline Lace-Up Sandal Booties

April 8, 2011 • By Erika

If you’re a Jimmy Choo collector, fan or even just an appreciator, you’d be able to instantly say which Jimmy Choo style this shoe is reminiscent of:

Carlos by Carlos Santana Fortune ankle boot

Have you got it yet?

That’s right, this Carlos by Carlos Santana shoe looks like the ankle boot version of this Jimmy Choo Feline lace-up sandal bootie! :

Jimmy Choo Feline lace-up sandal bootie

High-end shoes such as this one often have knockoffs but it’s rare that we get a boot version. So let’s appreciate it more and check out their similarities in these pictures where I’ve put them side-by-side:

Carlos by Carlos Santana Fortune vs. Jimmy Choo Feline

The Fortunes are obviously not a dead-on knockoff of the Felines but they’re not bad for an “inspired-by version”, aren’t they?

Carlos by Carlos Santana did away with the lace-up front but they retained the peekaboo style with cutouts. They also covered up the toe and more of the ankles so they’ve completely removed the sandal part of the “sandal bootie” description of the Jimmy Choos. The best part is they kept the elaphe (snakeskin) trim. Although it’s not on heel counter anymore, it looks great going down and covering up that 4-inch stiletto heel.