What Do You Think of the Guess Christi “Knee High Boot Shaft Within a Bootie” Boot?

August 26, 2011 • By Erika

So I was looking through some new for fall boot styles when I came across these Guess by Marciano Christi knee high boots:

Guess by Marciano Christi knee high boots

The knee high leather boot shaft within a suede platform bootie is an interesting concept, but doesn’t it sort of remind you of this other “style on top of another style” boot? :

Prada mary jane leather boots

If you stayed away from the internet in May of this year, let me introduce you to the infamous, notorious (and hideous?) Prada mary jane leather boots. These flesh and red $1,500 boots got the internet buzzing with their resemblance to prosthetic legs but to be fair, let me point out that these also came in blue/green/red suede with a matching python print.

Now back to the Guess boots.

It’s a gorgeous boot but I cannot unsee how it’s drawn inspiration from the Prada prosthetic leg boots:

But maybe it’s just because the brown leather boot shaft doesn’t quite match the brown suede bootie? The overlaid styles don’t look as starkly different on this all black leather version:

Guess by Marciano Christi knee high boots

So what do you think  — would you wear these knee high boot shaft within a bootie boot?