I spotted these Maison Martin Margiela carpet boots over on That’s Not My Age today and was instantly smitten. They remind me very much of the bohemian fashions of the late 60s and early 70s, and are something I could see Talitha Getty or Jane Birkin wearing. Proenza Schouler also seem to have come out with some carpet shoes, and Jeffrey Campbell has done versions in traditional tapestry materials. Of course for those of us on a realistic budget, the best bet is to look out for a vintage pair. Keep in mind though that even vintage tapestry boots are an investment, since they are much harder to come across than a pair constructed in regular leather or suede.