It’s been a while since I’ve written a Freaky Shoes post. But I think I’m making up for it by showing off 6 particularly ugly boots that I found in the clearance section of a couple online retailers. These are designer boots, btw, so even the more shameful. Not their best designs, surely. Apparently they’re having trouble selling these monstrosities. Coincidence? I think not!
Ugly Shoes – Freaky Shoes
When I come across ugly shoes, it makes me sad. When my eyes cross paths with ugly designer shoes (such as these black plastic “Glove” pumps by Karl Lagerfeld for Melissa) it just makes me weep. Quite literally. And even more so in this case, because this particular black footwear atrocity bears a striking resemblance to Crocs (if you’re unfamiliar with the mind-numbing gardening sandal sensation, please see the image below).
Not one to ever use the term cray-cray, I think this silver over-the-knee scrunched boot from Gareth Pugh merits the term. More of a work of art than wearable boots, these are seriously out of this world, space-age freaky! Lady Gaga of the past would certainly approve. I know the 60s are back & all for Fall 2014 (as are OTK boots btw), but I think a form of the Chelsea Boot would have been a tad more appropriate for the coming season. Not to mention more commercial.
Yes, call me crazy, but I find this mule/boot with its incredibly tall shaft highly appealing. Leave it to Alexander Wang to make any shoe or fashion product “cool”, no matter how preposterous the design.
Hold on a second.
When it comes to Alexander McQueen, I say please. I say thank you. I say, give it to me NOW. But with respect to these multi-buckled “Maya” platform sandals from the Spring 2014 collection, I will politely refuse. Although I do feel bad about dismissing a design from a late, great fashion designer’s namesake line, I expect Lee may actually agree with me on this one (not to mention the price would surely have him rolling in his grave).