Style Trial | Irregular Choice ‘Eternal Friend’ unicorn high heels

Last season, Irregular Choice wanted us all to stomp on gnomes. This year, it seems unicorns are in the firing line:

Irregular Choice 'Eternal Friend' unicorn high heels

Irregular Choice 'Eternal Friend' unicorn high heels Irregular Choice 'Eternal Friend' unicorn high heels

Irregular Choice ‘Eternal Friend’ unicorn high heels, £115

Seriously, what is it with this brand and the abuse of mythical creatures?* Surely our “eternal friends” won’t be eternal for much longer if we keep on stomping on them?

From this, you’ll probably gather (correctly, as it happens), that we’re not big fans of the whole “living being as heel of shoe” thing. With that said, though – and we’re bracing ourselves for the backlash here – we’re not huge fans of Irregular Choice in general. Sure, they have their moments of genius: there are some styles we’ve really liked, and at a time when shoe design is all very “samey”, we have to appreciate their creativity, if nothing else. The problem is that some of the time, the designs are just so twee they cross the line from “pleasantly whimsical” to “dress like a toddler”. This, for us, is one of those times – although we somehow doubt ACTUAL toddlers would be wearing high heels.

What do you think of these shoes? Would it make it better or worse if it was a cat holding you up, rather than a unicorn?

Irregular Choice Paw Print

Irregular Choice ‘Paw Print’ heels, £125

What if the “cat” was on your back instead?

Irregular Choice Roar bag

(This one’s sold out, folks: sorry!)

But we’re straying from our original topic, which was unicorn shoes. Let’s add the cat shoes to that, and ask the question: do you think they’re a crime of fashion, or are they so cute they make you want to run right out and buy a pair. Everyone loves unicorns, after all. Right?

(We’re just joking. Unicorns aren’t mythical creatures: they’re totally real, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.)

 

5 Comments

  • February 24, 2014

    Sharon

    I really don’t like them. If you want to be noticed for your shoes, don’t you want them to be fantastically fashionable? These don’t come under that label to me. They are creative, but I can think of many wonderful things to do with the heel of a shoe to make it more artistic. Think Frank Lloyd Wright as inspiration—actually we have seen a few of these lately. And the TIGER? Is that the coat or a backpack? However, as usual, your choices have made me smile on a Monday!

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  • February 24, 2014

    karlie

    No, just No

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  • February 26, 2014

    Moni

    THEY. MUST. BE. MINE!!! 😛
    In fact I love unicorns. And I like shoes with stars on them.
    These however are not only out of my price range, they also look a lot cheaper than they actually are.
    The unicorn looks more cutesy than I like, the stars look sewn on in the very last second, and if even the display pair in the photo seems to be pilling already, then no thanks.
    A pity, the general design is not so bad…

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  • April 23, 2014

    Lívia

    YES PLEASE.<3
    But I agree with Moni, they look way cheaper than they really are, I couldn't make myself buy them. Although, if they didn't have the stars on them, I bet they would look way better. I do like the idea of stars on shoes, but I don't think this exact design worked.

    But what's up with that tiger backpack? Were they on drugs or something? I wouldn't mind if it was a print, but a lion-shaped backpack is just creepy.

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  • May 4, 2014

    Kimmel

    I have unicorn shoes, not this style, but I love them. Each to their own though. They have been controversial with my friends. But I don’t care If you like them or you don’t, your not wearing them!

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