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Camouflage seems to be making a comeback in designer circles, with Louis Vuitton bringing out the Monogramouflage design in June and Manolo Blahnik doing camo in calf hair (for real), but this Jean Paul Gaultier design ($725 from eluxury.com) is another story altogether.

What is apparently a "camo print" (yes, I'm doing those air quotes right now) is woven into canvas in a "subtle square pattern" with a peep-toe and chunky 4.75" leather-covered heel. I usually quite like a gladiator/buckle/cutout look, but the smooth grained calf leather straps don't really do much to save these shoes in my opinion. Am I alone in really not liking these shoes?

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