Style Trial: Jeffrey Campbell ‘Zoom’ invisible wedge boots

Jeffrey Campbell 'Zoom' invisible wedge boots
We’ve got to hand it to Jeffrey Campbell: these are definitely clever. They’re not QUITE as clever as we initially thought they were, when our monitor resolution was turned too high, and we spent far too long staring at the image and trying to work out if there actually WAS a wedge in there, or if JC had discovered how to defy gravity (There is a perspex wedge: it’s just difficult to see it, which is, of course, the whole point..) but still: clever. And interesting. And that’s why we’re putting them up on Style Trial, rather than simply sending them straight to jail, without passing ‘Go’, as we do with so many of Campbell’s creations.

The decision is yours, then, Fashion Jurors. Are they innocent or guilty of committing crimes of fashion?

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  • November 29, 2012


    They ARE clever, but really ugly nontheless. Why can’t this shoe-cleverness be put to better use? (It’s a question just like “why can’t today’s super smart special effects be used for the benefit of good movies, instead of being the whole point of crappy ones”. Why?) 🙂

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  • May 2, 2013


    I own a pair! They are super comfortable as well as being a pair of head turners. They are definitely not for everyone. You have to be willing to take fashion risks to pull these off, you have to think outside of the box when pairing these with an outfit and other accessories. You need to be as edgy as you are refined. If you are dress conservatively and are afraid of being stared at, these are not for you ( stick to your boring 5 inch Jessica Simpson stilettos that look like every other girls’ “going out” shoes). If you are straight up hardcore ( UNIF spikes galore), these are not for you. If you want to make a statement that says, “I’m like no other girl you’ve ever met,” these are for you! If you want to sport these, or any pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes, have style, but don’t take fashion too seriously!

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