When I first spotted Acne’s ‘Alice’ platforms at Shopbop last week, I instantly hated them.
I actually really like the individual elements of these shoes, and I LOVE the colours on the left, which are two of my favourite shades ever, but the very high vamp just ruins it all for me, leaving the shoe looking… well, just WRONG somehow, as if they weren’t supposed to look like that. The shape of the upper is oddly “bloated”, too, which isn’t something I generally want to be able to say about my footwear.
Since that first look, though, I’ve seen these featured on quite a few fashion sites, whose authors all seem to be singing their praises. This hasn’t changed my own opinion, of course, but it did make me think they could be candidates for a Heroes or Villains post, so here it is!
Which are they? Heroes or Villains?
ew! I do agree that the colors are nice, but the shoe is ugly. Villain!
Eeww!! Definitely villains! The fabric looks scratchy and cheap too…
Erm, scratchy and cheap??! It’s raw silk!!
Acne have created a classic. Just needs to be styled right and carried well.
These shoes are just wrong. I mean okay, creation and imagination and yadayadayada but isn’t fashion and shoes and whatever supposed to be pretty and flattering, making the feet look nice? This is just plain ugly.
I like the colours but the platform is just wrong. I don’t mind the high vamp.
Villains for me. they sort of *8almost* work, but they look a little clumsy and childlike for me!
Hideous. Most definitely villains.
Love the colours, hate the style.
Villains!! they’re really awful :S
I want to love the blue ones so much. I love the colors, I love what they could have been. The offset platform, the overly high vamp and sides, and the upper looking like a cheap-dye-it-yourself bridemaid shoes just kill it for me. So close, yet so far.
Oh look, someone finally took all the “stripper” out of our high platform shoes!