Some years, Gucci go for ‘timeless classic’ with their shoe collections, and other years they go completely wild, and make the kind of shoes that make you rub your eyes in amazement when they appear on the screen before you.
Anyone want to hazard a guess as to which kind of year THIS one is? Here’s a clue: it’s definitely not ‘timeless classic’ – these shoes look like they’re right out of the 1970s, with their giant platform and metallic leather. What I want to know is whether you think that’s a good thing or a bad one? Do you admire their verve in creating a shoe that’s totally different from pretty much everything else you can buy right now? Or are you just wondering how on earth you’d walk in them – and what you’d wear with them, even if walking turned out to be no obstacle to you?
I’ll make no secret of the fact that I’m in the latter camp. I’m no stranger to a platform, and high heels don’t generally daunt me in the slightest, but these look high even to me – and totally out of my comfort zone, in more ways than one. That’s just me, though, and the beauty of fashion is that there’ll be someone else out there who’ll think these are the best shoes ever, so while I wouldn’t buy these myself, I’d love to see someone else absolutely rocking them!
As for THESE, on the other hand…
These… have a tail. I generally prefer my shoes NOT to have a tail, but again, that’s just me, so if you love them, you’ll find them at Saks Fifth Avenue, where they’re £1,114. Would you wear them, though? And what with, if so?