Prada asymmetric sandals, £930
Well, this is a whole lotta look, isn’t it?
Normally when I post a “Heroes or Villains?” shoe, I try to stay as neutral as possible in my commentary, but I’m just going to be upfront about this one: I absolutely hate them. Mostly because they remind me of LEGO, I think. They don’t LOOK particularly like LEGO, obviously, but all those primary colours, then the giant embellishment on the toes, makes them look a lot like the kind of thing a child might come up with if you gave them a box of the stuff and asked them to create a shoe.
Oh, and they’re £930.
These definitely have “ShoeperVillain” status for me, then, which means that I wouldn’t even TRY to save them in my Shoe Challenge, and would simply pass them on to someone who would love them, and be able to do justice to them. Would that person be you, though? One woman’s ShoeperVillian, after all, is another woman’s ShoeperHero, so I’d love to know what you think of these, and, more importantly, how you would go about styling them if you DO like them. All of those clashing colours would make me want to wear them with plain black/navy, or possibly a plain old “jeans and t-shirt” outfit – anything to play them down as much as possible, basically. These are certainly what you’d call a “statement shoe” (to put it mildly), and they’re destined to be the focal point of your look, regardless of what you decide to wear them, so I think the key to making them work would be to keep the rest of the outfit as simple as possible, so there’s nothing for them to compete with. And also so there’s less chance of people noticing you wearing them. Ahem.
What about you? Do you like these shoes? Would you wear them? And if so: what would you wear them WITH? Do you think they’re ShoeperHeroes or ShoeperVillains?
Aww, they look too fun to be villains!
Big ugly villains.
If you took off the huge “jewels” and the ankle strap, you might have something I could work with. Still a statement shoe, but a much less strident statement. But, no. I won’t be wearing these.
Awful! What was Prada thinking?
Villain! Don’t even need a second thought on it.
As soon as I saw these were by Prada, I knew they’d be crazy expensive, even though they’re ugly as hell. If I saw these selling for five dollars I’d still give them a skip.
They are hideous! 100% Villain.
Yep, that is one big bedazzled villain! What is the purpose of that strap at the vamp? Seriously it seem like this was a good looking shoe and then one bad designer came over and ruined it with those huge stones and over done straps. Totally agree with Carol on this one.