Posts tagged "weird shoes"

There’s Always Money In The Banana Shoe Stand

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.

By: Julie Gerstein / March 16, 2013

Do Not Want: Jean Sandal Boots Of Nightmares

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 9, 2012

Do Not Want: Givenchy’s Furry Oxford Sneaker Boots

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 4, 2012

Things That Actually Exist: Sexy Bowling Shoes

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 26, 2012

Do Not Want: Double Lace-Up Booties

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 Joh…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 22, 2012

Double Agent Shoes Might Be The Best Invention Ever

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 13, 2012

Would You Wear These Adidas Butterfly Sneakers?

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 19, 2012

$1,800 Sneakers Made Of Genetically Engineered Stingray Skins, Anyone?

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,…

By: Rachel Krause / May 30, 2012

9 Bizarre & Beastly Pairs Of Designer Shoes

"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…

By: Rachel Krause / March 7, 2012

Ask The Man Panel: Jeffrey Campbell Cut-Out Wedges

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 19, 2011

Bubble Gum Shoes Are A Sticky Situation

For those of you who have stepped in gum and want to relive the experience, behold Kobi Levi's chewing gum shoes. "The shoe is my canvas," Levi explains, "The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind." How long before Katy Perry shows up i…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 11, 2010