Crochet Frog Sock Heels: Ugly or Interesting?
My friend Simone over at skinnydip.ca is always thinking of ShoeTease when ugly shoes cross her path (wait a sec…is that a good thing)? Just the other week, she forwarded me this amazingly bizarre frog high heel from Pinterest. It's a shoe. But if you look closely, it's really a sock. Or maybe a sock over a shoe?
Actually, I'm not quite sure what it is! Either way, it's one of those shoe designs that I can't help but appreciate. I mean, who thinks of designing shoes with knit sock overlays? And with a frog, lily pads & daisies on them…for adults?
Such a crazy conversation starter & surefire way to get your photo snapped at fashion week! I'd be so curious to see these shoes in person. Even if just to find out how they're made & how the heck they were able to slide a sock over the pump. Or perhaps they crocheted it right onto it? Who knows?!
It comes as no surprise that this is a shoe designed by Junko Shimada. You've likely seen the spectacular floral appliqué strappy McQueen-esque wedges Junko designed from her S/S 2008 collection. If you haven't, these are them, below, also grabbed from Pinterest:
Whether you think these designs are quirky or insane, it's hard to deny the creativity factor. Such a great escape from everyday shoe reality. Which can be just. So. Boring.
What's your take on these eclectic shoes, particularly the crochet frog sock heels?