Fishbones for the feet, anyone? Giuseppe Zanotti’s Fishbone sandals

Shoes

Quick straw poll, folks. Things that are dead: who likes ’em? Ok, now who wants to actually wear artistic renderings of their poor dead bodies? Just Giuseppe Zanotti, then. Well, that certainly explains why he decided to use a fish skeleton as the centerpiece for this pair of strappy sandals, which will currently cost you $850 at eLuxury.

Now, maybe it’s just us, but when we see skeletons – even fish ones – we tend to find them just a little bit creepy, by which we mean it hardly ever occurs to us to think, "hey, you know what, these fish skeletons would sure make a cute pair of shoes!" This is even the case if the skeletons in question are silver, and encrusted with jewels. They’re still fish bones, and we still don’t want them anywhere near our feet. Do you?

16 Comments

  • February 22, 2008

    marian

    i admit. i want them. i love them. i think they are awesome and quirky and slightly off kilter but totally wearable.

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  • February 22, 2008

    Beth

    I quite like them. A little too bling, and I’m not keen on the shape of the heel. But actually, they’re a lot less dead than your average pair of leather shoes.

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  • February 22, 2008

    Ella

    I think I’d like them if they were just skeleton *inspired* because the shape of the fish ribs is interesting, but with the head and tail there?!?! YUCK.

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  • February 22, 2008

    Melissa

    I think they are really cool but, I like skeletons. Of course, that could be the remnants of my gothy days.

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  • February 22, 2008

    Danielle

    I love sparkly shoes, so this one’s a winner!

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  • February 23, 2008

    Jeannine

    Maybe I’m the only one, but I completely agree with you: they are very creepy.

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  • February 23, 2008

    natasha

    the heel’s ugly, and i’m not disgusted that it’s a fish skeleton, i just don’t find fish skeletons sexy or glamorous, which is what i think shoes should be

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  • February 24, 2008

    sarah

    these appeal to the deviant weirdo in me

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  • February 24, 2008

    selah

    I think these would be interesting without the head and tail (because that’s just nasty… who would want to go out looking like they just walked through a fishie graveyard and threw some glitter on it?) I’d like to actually see them on someone’s foot.

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  • December 14, 2008

    BFR

    @selah: they’re worn by a French singer, Mylène Farmer, here: http://www.mylenement-fan.fr/tv/2008/13dec2008france2.htm

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  • December 29, 2008

    Zanotti

    Simply extraordinary, worn this way :
    => http://img34.picoodle.com/img/img34/3/12/29/f_MF500m_63e208d.jpg
    Best regards

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  • December 29, 2008

    ZANOTTI

    Simply extraordinary, worn this way :
    => http://img19.picoodle.com/img/img19/3/12/29/f_MFokm_98df68a.jpg
    Best regards
    MF Fan 😉

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  • December 29, 2008

    Zanotti

    [ Oups ! Sorry for the double post above … ]
    One more picture :
    => http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/3/12/29/f_MFok2m_2c88558.jpg
    Best regards 🙂
    MF Fan 😉

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  • April 8, 2009

    Melissa

    I’m a pisces! I have to have them!! I’ve been tracking them down since I saw Sex in the City.. The cheapest I’ve found them is for $510.. which is still way pricey for me… but god do I want them!

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  • June 11, 2009

    Bridget

    I give them a high five for being very different and original.
    Although, I don’t love the shoes.
    There pretty, but a little creepy to me.

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  • June 21, 2009

    tanya

    i have them like the flat version so damn cute!!! everyone likes them they look cute on!!

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