Once again, a Chie Mihara is back as our Shoe of the Week. The light-yellow “Camelia” sling-back open toe sandal is from Chie Mihara‘s SS14 collection and it is available at YOOX in size 8 for $209US. Interestingly, the “Camelia” in coral pink is still available to buy from Chie Mihara‘s official online shop in European sizes 36 (US 5-6) and 40 (US 9-9.5) for the price of 234 Euros. I guess if you’ve got a good thing that sells it doesn’t matter what season it is from.
Chie Mihara designs are known for their originality, anatomical build, high quality, and retro charm. Some of the designs are too retro for me, but the cascading leather petals embellishment on the outer side of the “Camelia” are gorgeous.
“Camelia” has a 4.29″heel, with a hidden platform measuring 1.17″. As it is usual in Chie Mihara shoes, the heel is sturdy and slightly curved. The heel strap has a delicate metal buckle closure. As you can see from the close-up, the sandal is made from very soft, impeccably finished medium grained leather.