Artist Kimberly Andert, who did that amazing pair of Steampunk Chucks last year, has done an amazing job on this year's #ChucksForFiver
entry-- a violet Victorian Boot with Swarovski accents! Check them out
in her Etsy shop, and remember, all proceeds go to the ALS Association
inspiration for these shoes is a pair of Victorian winter ankle boots.
This pair is a size 6 1/2. They will comfortably fit a size 6 as well.
The shoe has been painted a lovely violet as a background for the lush
trims. Vintage black fur trim on the tongue, ending in black Venice lace
and Swarovski crystals on the toe. The ankle edge is trimmed in a
pleated satin ribbon and more fur. The back of the shoe has a corset
lacing effect, with Venice lace trim. The side of the shoe, where the
Converse logo normally is, has been covered with a vintage jet bead,
braid trim and sequins. The normal front lacing closure has been
replaced with brass and enamel buttons and shimmery violet ribbons. The
ribbons tie into bows for closure. The overall effect is feminine and
lush; a mash-up of modern comfort with the ornateness of Victorian