Christopher Kane embroidered silk and satin sandals: almost as ugly Crocs

Christopher Kane silk and satin sandals

When you read the words “silk and satin sandals” in the headline of this post, you probably weren’t expecting THESE, were you? And we don’t know about you, jurors, but if WE were going to be spending £706 on a pair of shoes, we probably wouldn’t want them to look like a cross between a toddler shoe and an old lady shoe. Which these do.

(And yeah, yeah, WE KNOW: they’ll be So! Comfy! Just like Crocs! But honestly, we don’t care about the So! Comfy! because, like Crocs, these are So! Ugly! they almost make our eyes bleed. There are other ways, readers! “Comfortable” doesn’t HAVE to go hand-in-hand with “ugly”: step into the light, and away from the Frankenshoes…)

This does beg an important question, however: why ARE comfortable shoes often ugly? Answers in the comments box…

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  • February 3, 2012


    I can’t believe they would have something designer that looks that utilitarian and ugly. I guess comfortable shoes are often ugly because to most people comfort equals extra wide shoes with large square toe boxes. That doesn’t help me as I have extra-narrow feet. Speaking of ugly shoes, why hasn’t someone banned Dansko clogs yet? Everyone wears them, and Crocs too. I can’t stand the sight of them. They look like wooden shoes, people!

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  • February 3, 2012


    ‘Ugly’ is too obvious a descriptive word.

    However, in fairness, these were probaly targetted at middle-aged tourists to India (for the first time) with clearly more money than sense…

    So the question should be, in what context could you ever imagine wearing these?

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  • February 6, 2012

    Millar Boddington

    There is something beautifully grotesque about these shoes. I actually think, that on the right person, over some argyle socks, these would actually look kitsch and cute.

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  • February 7, 2012


    Hard to believe, but I think they’re actually UGLIER than Crocs…

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  • February 8, 2012

    Rock Hyrax

    My mother would have liked these.

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  • February 13, 2012


    I´m sorry, but crocs are beautiful compared to this…And I hate crocs.

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