For people with very expensive shoe collections or those who treasure their favorite shoes dearly, I’m sure that travelling with footwear is a consistent and irritating problem. Shoes don’t lend themselves to packing, particularly in the day and age when no one wants to check her bags for fear that they’ll be lost, stolen or some combination thereof. Not to mention the moronic baggage fees, but if you’ve got the five-figure shoe collection to tote around the world, I’ll go ahead and assume that you’re not hurting for the $25 each way.
In a sense, then, I suppose that the Jimmy Choo Tone Leather Shoe Case would solve some people’s problems, but for me, it just creates a lot of confusion and questions. First and foremost, why does it cost over two grand? Some luxury brands don’t even charge that much for an actual suitcase that will hold both clothes and shoes.
As shoe cases go, it does seem to be a nice one. The interior is spacious enough to hold several pairs and lined in a lovely leopard that won’t show wear from holding dirty footwear, and although I don’t like the embossing on the outside at all (in fact, I think it looks pretty cheap), leather is leather and it’s nice to have it. But how is this case supposed to be carried? Should it be one of your carry-ons, meaning that you can’t bring your bag full of electronics and snacks on board with you? Should it fit inside your suitcase? If it’s supposed to be packed inside other luggage, why go to the expensive of making it all leather, and why give it those bulky handles? And more than anything, how much money do you have to have to pay four figures for something to hold a couple of pairs of shoes when you travel? I told you I had a lot of questions… Buy through Net-a-Porter for $2295.