Impostor Alert! MARSèLL’s ankle boots-pretending-to-be-shoes

They’ve hidden it very slightly better than some of their partners in crime, but The Fashion Police aren’t fooled. We accuse these Marsèll ankle boots of being Footwear Impostors, because you see that flesh coloured insert over the bridge of the foot? That’s pretending to be your foot. Not only that, but it’s pretending to be your DEAD foot, that has been clumsily stitched together with a shoelace, perhaps by some insane horror-movie type super-villain. We really wish we hadn’t had that extra doughnut at lunch now.

The fleshy upper, however, isn’t our only concern with these. Witness the strangely saggy heel:

We don’t know about you, but we think it’s bad enough we have to deal with wrinkles on our face and sometimes in our stockings: we really don’t need to be dealing with wrinkles on our heels.

We hereby find these shoes guilty on two counts: being impostors and, er, being wrinkly. Bail is set at £280, and is payable to Yoox.com.

5 Comments

  • May 17, 2010

    Mousy

    I dunno, I find these oddly appealing – but perhaps that’s because I’m a big fan of zombies… 😛

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  • May 17, 2010

    Ash

    I’ve noticed that the term ‘flesh-colored’ keeps coming about on this site and I don’t know why something like ‘tan’ or ‘pale’ are not used instead. That color is peachy or tan and while that is the color of some flesh it is not the color of all flesh however when the term is used here it is always represented by what would be a white person’s skin. It’s as though when the articles are written it is assumed that the only people visiting this site and reading the articles are white and that is not so.

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    • May 18, 2010

      Moni

      That aside, I don’t think these shoes would look any better on the feet of people with darker skin. The zombie-look would be enhanced, though, as the wearer would seem to have another person’s feet attached…

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  • May 18, 2010

    EricB

    These are too goth to be not creepy.

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  • October 16, 2010

    peetermans

    are you for reall?? I absolutly adore every shoe of marsèll

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