Style on Trial: Dior’s bubble heeled metallic slingbacks

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When we look back on the 2007/2008 season in years to come, we’ll probably think of it as The Year When Heels Got a Bit Strange.  Flowers, rhinestones, dog turds… all have been added to the heels of unsuspecting shoes, some to better effect than others. What we’re looking at today, though, is one specific pair of embellished heel shoes, namely Dior’s metallic calfskin platform slingbacks, which are a little bit trippy with their bubble embellishments to both the heel and the sole. We think it gives them a bit of what we call Alien Appeal – in other words, we wouldn’t be surprised if those bubbles floated right off the shoes and disgorged hundreds of tiny aliens. (Well, we would be surprised, to be honest, but you know what we mean…)

What do you think of these shoes? Creative and inspired, or just "What the hell were they thinking?"

8 Comments

  • April 17, 2008

    Louise

    Love them. The only problem is they’re too high for me (well maybe not the only problem… they’re about $900 too expensive as well).

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  • April 17, 2008

    Nina

    These shoes are just wonderful! I’m sure they make you feel like a princess with all the pearls. And who cares how high they are – they were not made for walking.

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  • April 17, 2008

    Carol

    I like the fantasy effect of the heels, but really don’t like the extra bubbles behind the ball of the foot. That just looks like they’re trying too hard.
    Wouldn’t pay that much money for them, though…

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  • April 17, 2008

    Diana

    What the hell were they thinking?

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  • April 17, 2008

    gokarm

    I like the direction but yes, these could use some editing.

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  • April 17, 2008

    Tanya

    I really think they look wierd.I wouldn’t wear them

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  • April 17, 2008

    amelia

    I wouldn’t wear them either (not just because I walk like a man in drag when I wear heels…)

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  • May 11, 2008

    sai

    It would look great, but it’s just that the “little princess pearly-pearls” kill it. Sort of tacky, 2nd-grade glued on project-ish… and to think it’s over 1000 bucks?

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