These boots generated a bit of controversy when Peter Jensen sent them down the runway earlier this year. They’re based on traditional Greenlandic boots, and apparently some people took huge offense at the sight of them on the runway: there was a protest held in Greenland itself, and Jensen even received death threats over them, despite insisting that no offense had been intended. (His aunt lived in Greenland during the 60s, and Jensen said the boots were a tribute to some of the styles he’d seen there.)
All a bit bizarre, and I have to say, I still don’t see why people would be offended by a pair of boots to the point where they’d actually want to threaten someone’s life over them. Fashion designers have always drawn inspiration from different cultures and I’m pretty sure that’s all that happened here.
With all of that said, I probably would’t wear these boots. Sorry, Greenland. Please don’t kill me.
Peter Jensen high leg boots, £195, Topshop