Ha! You thought I was going to make a joke about stepping on a banana peel, didn’t you? But no, instead, I’ll just say that these platform heels are rather appealing. Made by Scarlet Fever Footwear, a bespoke shoe shop in London, these babies definitely look slippery.
Julie and I agree that these weird, confusing, totally real denim sandal boots most likely came into existence as the result of someone making a pair of cutoff jean shorts (or “jorts,” if you’re an asshole) and trying to find a way to use the rest of the fabric. Here, I wrote a haiku to better explain the thought process:
Just made some sweet jorts!
Now I have extra fabric…
I’ll make jandal joots!
Seriously though, why do these exist?! [Buzzfeed]
One of my favorite men’s looks is a sleek pair of high top sneakers, and don’t even get me started on my oxford boot fetish. However, thanks to Givenchy, I now know that these two awesome styles should never, ever, under any circumstances be combined. The result, as you can see, is a perplexing, fur-lined atrocity of a shoe. [Refinery 29]
Yep, you’re looking at a pair of high-heeled bowling shoes. Unfortunately they’re not recommended for actual bowling, but you can definitely wear them to make a grand entrance at the bowling alley before changing into a pair of normal, sweaty bowling shoes to roll a ball down the lane. However your game pans out, you’ll get a perfect score for glamour. [Laughing Squid]
Have you always wanted to be featured in one of those “20/20″ specials about people whose shoelaces got caught in an escalator and narrowly escaped death thanks to the heroic act of a mall janitor? Well, today’s your lucky day! These double lace-up booties will double your chances of scoring an emotional interview with John Quiñones. [$256, Endless]
Isn’t it annoying to have to carry a purse when you go out dancing or break into the Russian embassy to interrogate a high level government official? Don’t worry–a company called Bellona Fashions has come up with a clever–and stylish!–solution for you: double agent shoes. Yep, the wedge heel of these sandals contains a secret compartment where you can store your credit card, keys, tampons, lipstick, and various ninja weapons. They’re certainly not cheap–prices range from $145 to $295–but hey, you’ll never have to buy another evening bag! Click through to see more double agent shoe styles, and tell us: would you wear them? [Laughing Squid]
Jeremy Scott’s latest collaboration with Adidas Originals yielded these craaaazy super-high-top wedge sneakers with butterfly wings, due to hit stores in August. I’m actually kind of obsessed with them, but when I asked Amelia if she would wear them she replied, “Yes. To a rave I went to in 1998.” Damn, too true. So, what do you think of these silly sneakers? Would you ever wear them? [Facebook]
Just when I start to think that disgusting displays of excess have reached capacity, someone comes up with the idea of genetically engineering stingrays in order to produce unique colorful designs on the shagreen (the hide of the stingray) to then be made into shoes. Sneakers, to be exact. This is apparently a real thing, but it seems a little, um, fishy to me. Shoe manufacturer Rayfish Footwear claims its scientists will be able to “record and recombine DNA of existing animals” to alter their skin into one of 29 patterns. Then they will make shoes out of them. The shoes will cost $1,800. I really hope that this is a hoax, and my soft, slimy friends (that time one of them killed Steve Irwin notwithstanding, god bless) who I used to stroke lovingly in a tank at the aquarium of my childhood are safe. I love/am vaguely traumatized by their little faces. [Fashionista]
“Creative” and “eccentric” are adjectives that pretty much go hand-in-hand, so it’s hardly a surprise when clothing designers get a bit quirky with their creations. It’s almost never a bad thing — in a profession devoted to the manufacturing of wearable works of art, an odd bent here and there is not only appreciated but encouraged. Some designers take their whims to dresses, but for others, it’s shoes. Some of the world’s most renowned visionaries are responsible for kicks that you’d hesitate to put on, lest they bite your foot off. Many are incredible and inspired, while others are just weird. One thing is for certain: these designer deviations are not cheap. Looking extra avant garde comes at a price.
These Jeffrey Campbell wedges defy the laws of physics and gravity and all that is right in the world, but apparently that doesn’t matter: even at $200 a pop, they’re sold out. Judging from the enthusiastic reviews, they’re a hit with female customers, but we were curious about what the Man Panel would think of such a strange little shoe. Their candid reactions after the jump… Keep reading »