On Trial: Marc Jacobs’ surreal shoes, fresh from New York Fashion Week

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The heel’s attached to the toe and the back of the shoe’s suspended in mid-air, but while I know I should hate these, there’s just something about them that makes me want to keep staring at them. Marc Jacobs sent his models down the catwalk in shoes like these at New York Fashion week, almost eclipsing the actual clothes. Probably the kind of thing you’d want to put on your mantlepiece as opposed to on your feet: I won’t be rushing out to buy these when they’re available, but I still can’t. stop. looking. at. them. And you?

12 Comments

  • September 19, 2007

    sarah

    You can’t look away the way you can’t look away from a horrible car accident.
    Yes, in a surreal, da-da sort of way they are amusing, but there’s no call to be considering them something to wear on ones feet.

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  • September 20, 2007

    Hels

    Typical fashion/art. Very creative and interesting but as a shoe? Not sure…

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  • September 20, 2007

    Suzi

    Intriguing to look at, but I wouldn’t want to try to walk in them. That’s a faceplant and a sprained ankle waiting to happen. I agree there’s something captivating about it, though.

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  • September 20, 2007

    Virginia

    I guess I can’t stop looking at them because I try to imagine what it’d look like if I turned the picture so that the heel would be in its right place. They’re beautiful though..

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  • September 20, 2007

    Virginia

    Do they collapse under 9 stones?

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  • September 23, 2007

    suz

    Here another pic with someone wearing them http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=483213&in_page_id=1879&ICO=FEMAIL&ICL=TOPART

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  • September 23, 2007

    suz

    Sorry I broke the page layout with the long URL

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  • September 26, 2007

    Lovablenatty

    Oh God, i think i just threw up in my mouth a little… tacky, ugly, looks like a manufacturer efect, and they’re are trying to pass it off as “the new thing”
    Natalie

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  • September 26, 2007

    Lovablenatty

    Oh God, i think i just threw up in my mouth a little… tacky, ugly, looks like a manufacturer defect, and they’re are trying to pass it off as “the new thing”
    Natalie

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  • October 7, 2007

    Nicole

    I think they look cute but it is not something I would try and wear.

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  • May 18, 2008

    Dakica

    i don’t know what’s up with all these haters, but these shoes are so beyond awesome. i would so buy the fuchsia satin ones with the sphere bauble if i had hundreds of dollars to spend. i want these shoes sooo much!!

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  • September 25, 2008

    Anna

    I… don’t know. I can’t really decide whether I hate them or not but I’d be terrified to walk in them. It just looks like the back of the shoe might break at any second and send you tumbling backwards.

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