Yes, these are indeed Isabel Marant "inspired" booties, but the price is right and the quality is exceptional. Without a zipper, they can be tricky to step into, especially with a high instep (Hint: Use the plastic bag trick). I found they fit 1/2 size too small. I ordered knowing that would be the case, because I read on other sites to be sure to order 1/2 size larger than normal. The Cognac color is simply gorgeous and remarkably versatile. I immediately ordered the black, as well, once I fell in love with these on my feet. They fit like a glove and are as adorable as heck. The quality is as good as I would expect for shoes costing several times as much. I'm not usually an SM fan, but Steven hit the mark with these cuties.