Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
We like to shop online as much as we like to shop on foot. But sometimes, the overwhelming selection of web merchandise leaves us torn between two similar items. Here, we'll ask you to pick for us. Call it Sophie's Other Choice. Feel the need to explain your pick? Hit up the comments.
On the left, we have a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti Tall Leather Boots. Cost: $1,045 at Saks.com. Crucial details: 4" shaped wood heel, leather lining, rubber soul; imported.
On the right, we have a pair of Studio Pollini Tall Leather Boots. Cost: $845 at Saks.com. Crucial details: 3" stacked heel, leather lining and sole, made in Italy.