Style on Trial: Lightning bolt stilettos by DSquared2

Lightening_bolt_heels

Unusual heels have been everywhere this season, so we thought it was time we asked what you actually think of them. The DSquared2 shoes shown above are actually one of the tamer versions of this trend (think of the kind of things Miu Miu and Prada have been doing to shoes recently if you don’t believe me), with a red lightning bolt used to hold you up.

The heel height is an impressive 5.25 inches here, so they won’t be the easiest shoes to walk in, but Zappos say you’ll "Become  a semiconductor of envious energy when you’re exploding with electric style wearing the ‘Flash 2 Open Toe Pump’ by DSquared2." We don’t think we can out-do them on the "electricity" references there, so instead we’re just going to move straight to asking you: what do you think of these shoes? Do they make you tingle with joy, or do you wish they’d just be struck by lightning?

(Sorry, looks like we did want to take part in the Zappos word game after all…)

19 Comments

  • July 31, 2008

    Layla

    yes! I love them! ^.^

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  • July 31, 2008

    randi

    They’re the perfect tax write off if you’re a stripper!

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  • July 31, 2008

    JC

    I think the patent/black-red combination is a little too much for me..maybe an alternative colour? red/black/lightning combo just seems a tad too gothic for my liking

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  • July 31, 2008

    KT

    I think they’re deliciously edgy if you’re adventurous enough to be able to pull off that kind of thing.

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  • July 31, 2008

    gokarm

    Nope, it looks cheap. I love fancy heels, but they’re tricky, and I see more bad than good. I don’t like that red either.

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  • July 31, 2008

    Am

    They do look kinda cheap. Not my cup of tea…

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  • July 31, 2008

    Chica

    They’re a funky idea but a little too ‘goth’ to go with anything in my wardrobe

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  • July 31, 2008

    Danielle

    They’re no more “goth” than Christian Louboutin heels. I kinda like them.

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  • July 31, 2008

    Anna

    I’d break every bone in my feet and legs if I tried to wear something that tall.

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  • July 31, 2008

    Bee

    They make me aspire to be a superhero.

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  • July 31, 2008

    Natasha

    As Bee said, they’re way to superhero-ish for me. My view of shoes is that they should be elegant objects of beauty, and while I do experiment with different shoe colours and other details, this season’s weird heels just aren’t my cup of tea. The lightning heel is childish and does nothing to make you feel prettier or more feminine, which is what I look for in a shoe.

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  • August 1, 2008

    Celeste

    I love the idea of these, but if I had them, I’d have no idea what to wear them with. And when I did manage to wear them, I would be 6’2″ until I fell over.

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  • August 1, 2008

    ila, Bangalore

    Looooove them !!

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  • August 2, 2008

    Charlotte

    They look quite shocking to me. Wouldn’t really want to wear these personally though as the heel is a bit much.

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  • August 2, 2008

    Amanda

    The heel makes my eyes go wonky, like I’m not seeing straight.

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  • August 3, 2008

    Michele

    I saw these in a runway version with silver heels and really liked them, different and edgy. The red heel doesn’t quite work, lightning isn’t red after all, so I’d have to give this version a thumbs-down.

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  • January 3, 2009

    Dtailoriented

    I think they are Hot!!! Both Rhianna and Beyonce have pulled them off without looking like an off duty pole dancer. Dsquared2 gambled and won on these.

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  • January 3, 2009

    Dtailoriented

    I think they are Hot!!! Both Rhianna and Beyonce have pulled them off without looking like an off duty pole dancer. Dsquared2 gambled and won on these.

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  • April 11, 2009

    Sonya

    I love these! They don’t look cheap, slutty, goth or stripperish!

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