Bootie Pies: peep toe Ugg style boots for pedicures

Bootie_piesWe’re actually weeping here.

We had started to reconcile ourselves to the peep toe boots, in all their many forms.  We just don’t think we can reconcile ourselves to these, and that’s even given the fact that these "Bootie Pies" do actually have a purpose and aren’t actually supposed to be worn as fashion items. (You just know someone out there will wear them that way, though, don’t you?)

The purpose of the "Bootie Pies" is to allow you to have a pedicure in a cold climate without smudging your nail polish. Of course. They come with a parent leather removable toe-cap, which is every bit as fugly as it sounds, which you remove once you get to the salon, to allow access to your toes. With your pedicure complete, you then pop the toe cap in your bag and head off home, wearing the boots as shown in the picture to the left.

Yes, it’s a practical idea, we’ll give it that. Have you spotted the fatal flaw yet, though? The fatal flaw is that you have to walk home looking like you’re wearing a pair of peep toe Uggs. And to do that, gentle readers, is to risk Fashion Police arrest for sure.

Personally, we’d much rather wait for the nail polish to dry, no matter how long it took, or just make do with DIY pedicures at home. If you think a Bootie Pie is the answer to your prayers, however, they’re $128 and you can buy them here.


  • August 5, 2008


    I don’t even think it’s all that practical. I hate to see designs for something so frivolous as a pedicure…like every woman NEEDS to have a specialized shoe designed specifically for that once a month practice…and of course, in this case…only in the winter months. I’m peeved, now.

  • August 5, 2008


    Wow. Just when I thought Uggs couldn’t get any worse, they go and do a thing like this. I would love to see the gal who trudges through the winter rain, sleet and snow with exposed toes just to save her nails. Seems rather counter productive, no?

  • August 5, 2008


    Um, how difficult can it be to actually take your shoes off when you need to get a pedicure?? and then wait like two minutes for the polish to dry?

  • August 5, 2008


    Apparently, some girls have pretty long toe nails.

  • August 7, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    @ Gokarm – exactly! And as Natasha says, is it really so hard to have to wait a couple of minutes for the polish to dry before getting dressed in normal shoes? And surely your feet would totally freeze!
    So many reasons to dislike these for me, but then, I’m a DIY girl when it comes to pedicures so maybe it’s a much more complicated process than I remember it…

  • August 7, 2008


    Eew!!! Looks like a hobo’s boot. Someone just sawed off the toe. I’ll stick to my flip flops for days when I get a pedicure, thank you.