If you ever used to read my old personal blog, Forever Amber, you may well know that I have a huge phobia about Things That Live in the Sea. The phobia mostly revolves around crustaceans (I can’t even look at a photo of a crab or lobster, never mind the real thing), but I’m suspicious of almost all forms of aquatic life (other than the cute stuff, like dolphins), and I don’t much like shells, because I always worry that one of my old foes, a crustacean, might be living inside them.
For this reason, these seashell-encrusted booties aren’t my thing AT ALL, but I wanted to show you them anyway, because while we see lots of shoes and boots that are covered with bows, or brooches, or crystals, or whatever, I think this is the first time I’ve seen ones covered in shells:
They’re by Haus of Price, who say the shells are all very securely attached, so you don’t have to worry about shedding them as you walk (she sheds sea shells by the sea shore?). Would you wear them, though? My strong prejudice against shells, as pretty as they are, means I can’t give an unbiased opinion of these, although I can see that they’re very unique, and probably a great talking point. What do you think?
They’re $239 at Stanton James.
(P.S. In addition to the outtakes and extras from my Shoe Challenge and Ruby Shoesdays posts, I’m now also posting a Daily Shoe Shot over at my Facebook page and also on Twitter so become a fan if or follow me on Twitter if you want to take a look!)