Azzedine Alaia python sandals with bells: noisy but nice(ish)

Python-sandals-with-bells

Every time we look at these shoes we're reminded of that old 'Banbury Cross' nursery rhyme and the line about "rings on her fingers and bells on her toes". These shoes will quite literally give you bells on your toes, but here's the thing: they'll give you bells on your ankles, too. Quite a lot of them, actually. And therein lies the problem. Because these shoes are not ugly. Or we wouldn't kick them out of the shoe closet, put it that way. They will, however, be noisy. In the way that, say, a cat is noisy when it's wearing one of those collars with the little bells on, only multiplied by about 50-odd bells. On each foot.

We're just not sure we could live with that, to be honest. Definitely not for our police uniforms, anyway, because how would we be able to sneak up on fashion criminals when our ankles and toes were tinkling merrily away? And possibly not  for our civilian outfits, either, because we like to be silent when we're raiding the fridge, say. Or, you know, walking.

What say you, readers? Would you like to have music wherever you go? If so, these are by Azzedine Alaia and they're a whopping £1,340 from Browns.

[Thanks to Mousy, once again!]

8 Comments

  • April 28, 2009

    gokarm

    I have a thing against noisy shoes. I can’t stand squeaky rubber soles and clacking buckles and flapping flip flops. So these, while kind of cool looking, are a bit of a nightmare to me.

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  • April 28, 2009

    Riali

    I quite like the shape, if not the python, and noisy shoes don’t bother me at all. In fact, I quite enjoy a good clack-clack. The jingling would amuse me immensely, at least for a while. I’d wear them, just not to the library.

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  • April 28, 2009

    Evelyn

    Ah no. Not my style.

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  • April 28, 2009

    Evelyn

    Ah no. Not my style.

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  • April 28, 2009

    Natasha

    Love the look of them, but imagine the sound would become quite tiresome after a while.

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  • April 28, 2009

    Steph

    You know when Shire horses are on display and they wear all those bells and jingle every time they move? That’s how these shoes must sound.

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  • April 28, 2009

    Arielle

    If I had the personality for it I would wear these shoes and love them.

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  • April 29, 2009

    Anna

    They’re a bit much, I think. The shape is nice though.

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