Frankenshoes: Vivienne Westwood’s “toe shoes”

vivienne-westwood-toe-shoesOh, Vivienne Westwood, way to ruin some perfectly good pairs of shoes! Well, OK, maybe not the black ones on the right . We’re pretty sure we’d have disliked those even if they DIDN’T look like they still had someone’s toes in them – and toes that are really feeling the pinch, at that!

These are just two examples of Vivienne Westwood’s “toe” shoes. They’re certainly not as bad as some shoes we could mention, but they still look a lot like too-tight footwear that’ve been worn until the leather molded to the toes underneath (and by someone with only four toes on each foot, too!), and we just can’t get on board with that. Can you? If so, these – and 0ther similar styles – can all be purchased from the Vivienne Westwood website.

9 Comments

  • December 1, 2009

    SnapandPrint

    I like these…especially the ones on the right. It’s just me and my love of unique shoes talking.

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  • December 1, 2009

    Fi

    These are stupid. Aside from being ugly, and therefore justly deserving of their place in Fashion Police jail – not everyone’s feet are this shape. My second toe is longer than my big toe so even if they weren’t hideous, I couldn’t wear them.
    .-= Fi´s last blog ..Outfit: Sub-Zero Tuesday =-.

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  • December 1, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Oh no, not again…

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  • December 1, 2009

    EricB

    I guess the fashion police are lucky they haven’t got claws otherwise they could scratch them, not just jump at them. It’s the animal spirit, I guess.

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  • December 1, 2009

    Lydia

    This style is actually hers from the 1970s. The originals are beige high-heeled mules (like the black ones) and they’re a million times uglier because they’re beige. I think they at least had five toes, though.

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  • December 1, 2009

    Selina

    Yeuch! I actually shuddered when I saw these. And I agree with Fi, chances of them not fitting correctly are pretty high!
    .-= Selina´s last blog ..Your daily dose of pretty: Lulu Corselette =-.

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  • December 2, 2009

    Spengler

    Vibram Fivefingers are better

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    • December 2, 2009

      The Fashion Police

      Better at what? The Vibram shoes are for running – these are dress shoes. Not really comparable, surely?

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  • December 2, 2009

    Diandra

    While it’s an interesting idea, I think if anyone were to ever wear these it would look like their feet are SO BIG that the shoes have formed around them!
    They look kind of like paws as well. I think i’ll stick to those oxfords with drawn-on toes on them, ha ha

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