Gian Marco Lorenzi’s super-high platform shoes give Fashion Police vertigo

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Whoa. It’s like a normal shoe suddenly developed one hell of an inferiority complex and decided to prop itself up by whatever means necessary, in order to become bigger and better than all the rest.

Well, it’s certainly bigger: the heel is 16cm (over 6″)  and the platform 6.5cm (2.5″), but are these shoes better than regular shoes? You know, ones that don’t appear to be on stilts? Even as the seasoned heel wearers we are, we know we’d risk serious injury on these, but if you fancy seeing what the weather’s like up there, they’re £744 at Far Fetch.

11 Comments

  • November 4, 2009

    SnapandPrint

    I am a shoe girl…I would totally wear them.
    .-= SnapandPrint´s last blog ..Kings Of The Wild Frontier: Boots Boots Boots! =-.

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  • November 4, 2009

    Aleutie

    Hey, lady, there is a country stuck to your shoe!
    .-= Aleutie´s last blog ..What’s Hot, What’s Not Wensday =-.

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  • November 4, 2009

    yvonne

    i love them!!! the higher the better!! cant afford them though :O(
    love this site!!

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  • November 4, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Help – the daleks are coming!

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  • November 4, 2009

    Bethany

    At 5’9″, I would feel in danger of knocking myself silly on doorframes if I wore those.

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  • November 5, 2009

    Ash

    These shoes almost look angry.

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  • November 5, 2009

    charles

    add jingles instead of the gold ball things and wear a big bow on your head and voila, instant xmas party!
    .-= charles´s last blog ..I had a dream…. =-.

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  • November 6, 2009

    Megan

    Don’t get me wrong, as a short woman I adore platforms, but I feel like walking in these would be anything but sexy unless you are very used to dangerous stilettos. Seems like a lot to pay for the pleasure of broken ankles and a lifetime of humiliation when you fall off these in public.

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  • November 22, 2009

    Aniiksa

    I agree with Rock Hyrax on this one … the sole of that shoe makes me think immediately of a dalek – shape, studs and all.

    Doctor Who fashion, coming soon to a label near you.
    .-= Aniiksa´s last blog ..Jumping on the artblog bandwagon **edit No 2** =-.

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  • January 23, 2010

    drea

    there ok.. until the platform comes into play…

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  • February 6, 2010

    Mike Martlet

    Wow!

    What formidable lady would wear these? They look like they’ve been designed to kick guys where it will hurt for the rest of their lives! A lady wearing these would be a real challenge and thus all the more sexier for it! No one wants a “please take care of me” shrinking violet these days. These epitomize the self assured and very “get ahead at any cost” women of today; – very zeitgeist!

    Mike Martlet

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