I’m hanging my head in despair. Those studded boots by Alexander McQueen look like something in the bargain bin at Hot Topic, and it saddens me. I really WANT to like the Viktor & Rolf’s below, but there’s something about them that just isn’t sitting properly. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it may be a personal prejudice against anything that has the word “gladiator” in its description. I also dislike copper. They keep making me imagine wearing them, and then getting that green discoloration on your skin like when you wear fake gold.