Prada’s chandelier sandals: the ‘It’ shoes of the season?

These Prada sandals have been hailed as the “must-have” shoes of the summer by more than a few different fashion sites, so it looks like we’re going to have to be the ones to just come out and say it: does anyone else think these look like they’re worth a lot less than the $1,800 they’ll retail for? Like, a LOT less?

It’s that plastic velcro strap. It’s the kind of “cheap shoe” detail that no amount of dangling crystals can make up for, and to us it looks like the straps broke and the wearer had to cobble them together any way she could. It’s just not a look that makes us think, “Yes, I’d be willing to miss a mortgage payment for these!” although thankfully that won’t be an issue for most of us, as it’s rumoured that the US will only get three pairs. Yes, THREE pairs.

Will you be willing to fight over those three pairs of chandelier shoes, readers? Do tell…

Oh, and worry not: if you do love this style, Prada have some similar shoes available to buy now, such as:

These for $980…

These for $790…

Or how about these for ‘just’ $570?

11 Comments

  • April 15, 2010

    Fiona

    Like the Prada Plex Peep-Toe Pump as a perfect summer neutral, but the others are hideously cheap and tacky!

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  • April 15, 2010

    Maeve

    The last pair of shoes reminds me of Cinderella’s glass slippers…only plastic and not nearly as delicate. To be fair, I bet Prada’s version is easier to walk in real glass =)

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  • April 15, 2010

    Pomeroy

    The last pair seem pretty cute. Aside from that, they’re all dreadful. They looked dreadfully cheap even before you drew my attention towards the plastic strap. They’re stripper shoes! Or shoes worn by an aspiring stripper one would see fairly commonly who wears far too much makeup and thinks actual chandeliers are the ultimate in refined home decor.

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    • April 25, 2010

      Ran

      Agreed. Is this Prada or Payless? It screams stripper.

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  • April 15, 2010

    Natasha

    I can’t decide which are more hideous – the ones with crystals or the ones without. People, if you think the last pair is cute, think of them with actual feet inside them – you would be able to see the complete foot. And probably a sweaty one as well – with the plastic uppers.

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    • April 15, 2010

      Ophelia

      That’s exactly what i thought. Transpiration will turn your cinderella-slipper in to a wet and sticky hell in no time.

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  • April 15, 2010

    Ash

    Every thing about all these shoes screem 15 dollar store plastic jelly sandals. Do not want.

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  • April 16, 2010

    naomi

    they are the unholy love children of the orgy of some clogs, a chandalier, some lucite, some velcro, a whole truckload of hallucinogens, a dash of stripper and a pinch of designer bravado…a heady feast to be sure

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  • April 16, 2010

    peachfish

    Can you imagine how NOISY they would be while walking???

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  • April 18, 2010

    MarianD

    And just look how awful they make even the model’s feet look – God help the rest of us!

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  • April 19, 2010

    ...love Maegan

    no. they are absolutely lame. the necklaces {which I’m posting a diy for tomorrow are wearable} but the shoes are ridiculous. It blows my mind when ONE or TWO people hail something as “IT” and everyone just follows alone. d.u.m.b. dumb.
    .-= …love Maegan´s last blog ..Completely Gratuitous Outfit Post =-.

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