Style On Trial: Alain Quilici ‘Payson’ skate lace-up booties

Skate style boots

These boots can’t decide whether they want to be heels or wedges. Or ice skates.

We can’t decide whether we want to lock them up and throw away the key, or set them free. Well, OK, we CAN decide. We’re going to let you make the decision for us, though, just so we can confirm that our initial hunch about these us correct, so tell us: are they guilty or innocent of the charge of committing crimes of fashion? 

(While we’re here, if you want to see a REAL pair of “ice skate” boot, Dsquared2 did a much more realistic job than Alain Quilici: click here to remind yourself of them)

13 Comments

  • November 1, 2011

    Rachel

    Crime. OMG crime. They are quite hideous!

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  • November 1, 2011

    via Facebook

    One vote for “crime” so far: anyone else?

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  • November 1, 2011

    Lu

    How could someone take such a nice boot and put such an ugly heel and platform under it? Crime. No boot deserves such a heel.

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  • November 2, 2011

    Lulu

    GUILTY.

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  • November 2, 2011

    Arielle

    Sad thing is, I really like the boot portion, and could even tolerate the heel, but the entire effect is destroyed by the… thing… underneath. So, guilty.

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  • November 2, 2011

    Lili @ Relatable Style

    Curious thing… the boot is wearing a flip flop!

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  • November 2, 2011

    naiadknight

    WTF?! CRIME. The actual boot part (if it were in black, given my aversion to brown) is actually qute nice. The rest of it looks like a shoe display dingus that they glued to it.

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  • November 3, 2011

    Julianna via Facebook

    Have you seen the pics of Beyonce in them?

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  • November 3, 2011

    Julianna via Facebook

    Have you seen the pics of Beyonce in them?

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    • November 3, 2011

      joannalyne

      beyonce was seen wearing it. it is too dangerous for a pregnant woman like her. i prefer dsquared’s version.

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  • November 3, 2011

    Tanya

    I think they are interesting and sculptural. Like artwork for your feet!

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  • November 4, 2011

    Aline C

    Beyonce was spotted wearing these recently, they’re pretty fug :/

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  • October 28, 2012

    Nala

    It looks like you stepped in crazy glue and then stepped on wood.

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