Giuseppe Zanotti crystalized fishbone sandals

If you know me in real life, or read my personal blog, you’ll probably know that I’m not very fond of Things That Live in the Sea. Crustaceans are my true mortal enemies, but while I don’t mind fish when they’re in tanks – and, more crucially, when they’re alive – dead fish… well, they kind of freak me out just a little. OK, a lot. This is why I am one of the only people in the world – in fact, perhaps the only person in the world – who didn’t love Giuseppe Zanotti’s fishbone sandals when they first came out a couple of years ago. The originals were much higher and strappier than these slip-on versions, but they had the same crystalised fishbone in the centre of the foot and… yeah. Dead fish + footwear = not the combination for me, and I don’t care who designs them, or how many crystals they add to them.

I realise I’m alone in this position, though, so I’m dutifully informing you that this lower-heeled version is $995 at Neiman Marcus. You can click here to buy them.


  • I don’t eat fish and I definitely wouldn’t wear dead (or alive!) fish/fishbone – so, you are not alone in this position! I didn’t like these sandals!

  • I don’t like fish at the best of times. These definitely aren’t for me. I don’t really understand the appeal of having a dead fish on your feet.

  • You’re not alone! I can’t stand fish swimming around my feet when I’m in the sea. But I like eating it 🙂

    And I really don’t like the shoes – too much ‘bling bling’ for me!

  • I am the same way, I can’t stand fish, I don’t eat it and it grosses me out to see whole dead fish in the grocery store.

    Having said that, those shoes don’t bother me too badly, because the whole thing seems cartoony-you know how you always see cats carrying around fishbones in cartoons? These shoes remind of that rather than of something real. I still would not buy them, though.

  • I love to eat fish, but I think wearing the leftovers on your feet is just awkward. Its kind of like someone dropped their garbage onto your foot as you left the restaurant…

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