Waste, haste; neither is an attractive option. Thank your lucky stilettos then that Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti chose to abstain from those twin sins with his latest offering: an ultraluxe boot-sandal hybrid ($585) constructed almost entirely out of design samples and factory-floor waste. Featured in the November 2010 issue of Vogue, the upcycled flat comprises a suede upper derived from discarded handbags, plus a lining pieced together from leftover leather scraps. The base of the shoe, salvaged from a sample that was gathering dust, is pressed into service with a buff new look. And the laces? Hemp, of course. It’s alive.