eBay Under Arrest: See-through stiletto knee boots

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No, that’s not two plastic bags hanging on a tree, those are actually boots. See-through boots. Plastic boots. See-through, plastic, stiletto heeled boots. No, there’s just no way to say it that makes it seem even vaguely acceptable, is there?

Why would you want the legs of your boots to be see-through, we wonder? Well, in the current hot weather, we’re guessing they’d create a kind of greenhouse effect around the legs, making you sweat buckets, and perhaps lose inches. So they could be a kind of slimming aid, we suppose, but we’ve just made ourselves feel so ill from thinking about sweating legs encased in see-through plastic that we’re going to just abandon that thought and let you tell us what you make of this crime against fashion, and perhaps to hazard a guess as to why on earth they’ve already managed to attract eight bidders?

6 Comments

  • May 8, 2008

    Kaitlin

    2 words: “working girls.”

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  • May 8, 2008

    Ma'at

    Two words: Colored Tights. I don’t know about in the UK but here in the Southern U.S. there was a trend of clear trainers (for males) and they’d wear colored socks so that the trainers always appeared to match their “fits”. Perhaps these atrocious boots exist based on the same principle?

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    • October 17, 2013

      Claudia

      There were also ugly clear plastic shoes for sale in our local knit shop, so if you had all the work with knitting socks by hand, you could also show them off.

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  • May 8, 2008

    Janet C

    One of the nice things about wearing boots in winter is that I can forgo shaving my legs for a few days (OK, sometimes weeks if it’s cold enough). No one is the wiser, except my DH, who quite understands how extensive shaving and dry cold simply don’t go together. A soft furry look is far more pleasant for both of us than xerosis. But with these boots, that secret privilege vanishes. Actually, it doesn’t vanish at all, which is the problem.

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  • May 8, 2008

    Danielle

    My roommate has a pair of those, but they’re silver! They are delightfully tacky and he wore them for Halloween in West Hollywood (craziest gay central for Halloween)

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  • May 9, 2008

    Weirdo Finn

    They’re designed for some fetishists and might be good at only that. Knee high versions of the same type hold their form and seductiveness better, imo.

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