Fashion Police Glossary: Impostor Footwear

Impostor_footwearImpostor Footwear: the Fashion Police cells are absolutely full of it, but what is it, we hear you ask?

Impostor Footwear is exactly what the name suggests: shoes, boots and socks that are all pretending to be something they’re not. In other words: impostors. Into this category go the Boots-Pretending-to-Be-Shoes, the Socks-Pretending-to-Be-Boots, and everything in between.

Although some forms of Impostor Footwear can look perfectly fine, the truth is that most Footwear Impostors are also Fashion Criminals, so we’ve included a Rogue’s Gallery of them under the jump, to help you identify the miscreants, should the need arise…


Boots Pretending to be Shoes:

Lanvin

Lanvin

Shoes

Bebe

Boots Pretending to Be Socks:

Sock_boot

Stella McCartney

Sock_boots

Betsey Johnson

Shoes Pretending to be Socks

Sock_shoes

Marc Jacobs

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Anthropologie

Beware the Footwear Imposters! Don’t be taken in by them! And if you do spot something you suspect may be a Footwear Imposter: call The Fashion Police!

6 Comments

  • October 30, 2008

    Hannah

    Oh noooooo, those first ones are so creepy, they look like mannequin legs!

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  • October 30, 2008

    Manu

    What were they thinking??? I have to agree with Hannah, the first ones look too plastic, just like orthopedic legs.

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  • October 31, 2008

    Zoe

    I rather like the Stella McCartney ones. Course, that may be comparative merit. I don’t think I’d shell out for them.

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  • November 29, 2008

    sandy

    wow! the lanvin ones are amazing….i would totally buy those

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  • November 29, 2008

    Lai-Lai

    No!
    No!
    No!

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  • November 20, 2012

    carla

    looks like a protesis for people who lost the leg in some accident…

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