Isn't that just because they're small, hard to see, and part of a nice ensemble?
The only thing that ever specifically interested me about previous MMM highs (except for the chain detail on last season's, which I thought was well "executed" but poorly "utilized," if that makes sense) was the fact they had that separate wraparound piece on the upper back with the top two pairs of D-ring lace holes.
The new one looks like they just stretched a mid-top into a high-top and I do not like it at all.
If anybody has a line on previous highs in any color/style (with or without chain) in size 45, give me a shout! I've been looking for ages.
the black highs possibly have a bit brownish undertone, but not the poop-brown kind (actually looks purplish too me) and in any case probably a lot darker (closer to the TBS picture) IRL than the pics suggest. may be due to lighting but quite a few ssense photos have weird colors e.g. this coat
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