You really need to look closely at these Giuseppe Zanotti stitched leather ankle boots to truly appreciate the workmanship and beauty of them. Since we can't hold them in our hands and caress them lovingly (uh, I don't do that to shoes, I promise!) then you'll have to make do with the zoom function over at Net-a-Porter, but that does the job pretty well anyway.

On one hand it seems a bit crazy to be thinking about boots when we have summer arriving on our doorstep, but on the other hand... well, look outside. We're bound to have a few more rainy days throughout the next few months, so a gorgeous pair of ankle boots aren't the most ridiculous June spend after all. They are £540 from Net-a-Porter.

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