Lex Shoether: Marc Jacobs Raffia Flower Heel with Fringe

A few weeks ago, my dad suggested that if there was a shoeper-villian of the shoe world, it would, of course, be called “Lex Shoether”, after Lex Luther. He’s right: and I think these Marc Jacobs sandals are true Lex Shoethers, because while the front is unoffensive, if uninspiring, the heel… oh, that heel! It looks likes something a little kid would put together on the craft table in a fit of boredom one day, doesn’t it? Visit the Marc Jacobs website and zoom in on the heel to see what I mean.

The fact is, however, that these are $840. Which is an awful lot more than I’d be prepared to pay for something that looks like the product of craft hour. If you DO like them, however, you have two choices:

a) Make your own version, out of a pair of old sandals, some sticky tape and the leftover tinsel from last Christmas.

b) Click here and hand over $840. The choice is yours.


  • Reply May 24, 2011


    $840! That MUST be the work of LEX SHOETHER. And can I tell you how much that name has made me smile? Good work Shoeperdad!

  • Reply May 24, 2011

    Emily Jayne

    My oh my, I think that the front of that shoe actually is fairly offensive, it just pales in comparison to the almightly ugly-wrongness of the heel!

  • Reply May 24, 2011


    Wow. I normally like Marc Jacobs, but what IS that?

  • Reply May 24, 2011


    Marc Jacobs is one of my favorite designers, I have at least 5 pairs of Marc Jabobs’s shoes and other items (even an umbrella!), but these ones are ridiculous!

  • Reply May 24, 2011

    Call me M

    I couldn’t describe them better than you did! These are awful…

  • Reply May 24, 2011


    Huh…you can wear heels and dust the floor at the same time! And I LOL’ed at the ‘Lex Shoether’ creation.

  • Reply May 24, 2011


    eewww lmfaooo what is that?!?! <– my NYC came out of me. Those are Lex Shoether shoes… I wonder what the outfit would be like… a tinsel fringe skirt and a brown bandu bathing suit top… o.O

  • Reply May 24, 2011


    Your Dad is brilliant ….Dad

  • Reply May 24, 2011


    LOL at your dad – he’s dead right. And these shoes are awful!

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