And, just like that, yet another shoe designer jumps aboard the “let’s make shoes out of clear plastic” train. The designer in question is Brian Atwood, and as well as fashioning these Balleto sandals out of plastic he’s also added studs all over them (echoes of Christian Louboutin’s ‘Engin’ pumps, perhaps).
I don’t really want to like these, but I must admit, I don’t hate them either: in fact, given all the rain we’ve been having here, and the fact that the studs, combined with the bubbles in the heel, look a little bit like raindrops sprinkled all over the shoes, these are actually looking fairly practical to me (insofar as a 6″ heel can ever be described as “practical”, that is). I also have a feeling they’ll look almost invisible on the foot, save for the studs, which could make for an interesting effect.
What do you think of these? If you want to try them out, they cost a little more than most plastic shoes, at £1,430. Click here to buy them from Net-a-Porter.