This week’s Unusual Shoes Tuesday kicks off with a pair of very strange sneakers:
I’d normally completely dismiss these with the thought that they may EXIST, but no one will actually WEAR them… will they? I mean, I certainly haven’t SEEN anyone wear something like this, but I DO keep seeing them popping up online, and these particular ones are being sold at ASOS, as opposed to at some site focusing on “alternative” clothing, which makes me wonder if they will start to become a “real life” occurrence? What do you think? I know I couldn’t wear something like this without feeling a) like I was in fancy dress and b) that my feet were roughly the size of the Death Star, but if you think you could make them work, I’d love to hear how you’d do it!
My next selection is (I think) purely “usual”, as opposed to plain ugly: with that said, I guess most of Sophia Webster’s creations would fall into the “unusual shoes” category. They’re certainly not your usual sandals, but while I love many of the designs, I know they can be quite divisive, which is why I’m including these here, rather than dedicating an entire post to them:
There’s definitely a lot going on with this shoe, but is it a whole lot to love, or just a whole lot to hate? I’ll leave that one up to you to decide.
Finally, another shoe which is perfectly simple, but for one very unusual detail…
Nicholas Kirkwood is another designer whose work I absolutely love. I’m not sure about these shoes, however: they combine a standard black pump with a metal heel, which has a bit of an art deco feel to it. I don’t mind the heel itself (although, as a general rule, I prefer stilettos to be as plain as possible…), but I’m a little put off by the “bulge” at the top of it. What do you think?