I’m often asked what makes a good investment shoe and I always say a timeless platform in exotic skin. Of course that usually entails spending your child’s tuition money which is why we are grateful for Alexandre Birman. Check out these gorgeous python sandals, handmade with braided multi straps– are you dying? Wear them with a bare leg for optimal sexiness or with black tights for utilitarian chic. Best part is, they are only $795 (for PYTHON!) I own several pairs of Birman shoes and they are made well and have a high comfort level due to the low pitch and solid platform. If you’re looking for a good shoe to last you all year– this is it!