Frankenshoes: DSquared2 ‘Skate Moss’ ice boots

A reader drew our attention to these DSquared2 ‘Skate Moss’ boots, and thus simultaneously drew our attention to the fact that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.

These appeared on the DSquared2 runway earlier this year, prompting us to chuckle indulgently to ourselves and remark that what happens on the runway STAYS on the runway. Not this time, though: these will go on sale at Zappos later this year, priced at $1,485, so you, too, will be able to pretend you’re wearing ice skates as you walk down the street, just like a model .Or like Lady Gaga. (There’s also a knee high version, should you prefer it.)

To be fair, these are probably easier to walk in than appearances would first suggest, because you’re not balanced on a single blade, as you would be on real ice skates, but on a double one, plus a stiletto. So THAT’S OK, then. They still don’t look particularly “safe” to us, though, and The Fashion Police are trained experts in the art of walking in heels, so you can trust us when we tell you that we don’t scare easy when it comes to heels. Just ones that look like they could possibly kill a man.

Of course, the price alone dictates that not too many people will actually be seen wearing these, unless they happen to be going for shock value on the red carpet, so it’s not like they’re going to be the new Uggs, or anything like that. And we guess they could come in handy if it gets very icy this winter.

What do you think of them, though? Want a pair? They’re coming soon to Zappos: don’t say we didn’t warn you…


  • September 2, 2011


    I love these! (But then again I’m all for crazy shoes) When I saw them in a magazine I thought they were actual skates 😀 (the angle of the shot was a bit turned so you couldn’t see that they weren’t)

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  • September 2, 2011


    I really really wish they didn’t have the skate on the bottom!! Also wish they were more $14.85!

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  • September 3, 2011

    Aline C

    You know how sometimes you have “THAT” pair of shoes that are your “skaty” shoes. As in they’re slippery in a good way and you pretend to ice skate in them around the house? Well at least that’s me…
    Yea I guess they turned “THAT” pair into a literal “ice skating” shoe.

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  • September 6, 2011


    I’m obsessing over them since ever)))) if I had enough money, they’s be mine in an instant.. or the taller version, I think..

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  • October 31, 2011

    Rock Hyrax

    I like them too.

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  • October 28, 2012


    My question is: can you skate in them? Otherwise, no I don’t want these.

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