Reverse heel shoes on the high street: Moda in Pelle take notes from Marc Jacobs

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Moda in Pelle haven’t exactly been quick off the mark with this one. It is, after all, a whole year since Marc Jacobs’ reverse heel shoes appeared on the runway at New York Fashion Week, but, undaunted, the chain have just released their own version of the so-called "surreal" shoes. Their "Drea" pump is £90, and comes in black or red patent leather. The execution here isn’t nearly as good as on the Mark Jacobs originals, obviously, but they are the affordable version of the designer look, for those of you who said you loved it. Did you love it, though? Would you buy these, or do you think the reverse-heel moment has well and truly passed – and good riddance to it?

(Get them here if you answered "yes" to the first question…)

4 Comments

  • September 10, 2008

    Fi

    I still don’t understand how these shoes work. How do they not snap in half when you stand up in them?

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  • September 10, 2008

    Zoe

    It still irks me that Marc J gets touted as the inventor of these horrible/wonderful shoes (depending on your perspective) when Jan Jansen did this in the 70s. Yawn.
    They were ugly then, they are ugly now. Only difference is that MJ wasn’t remotely creative in producing these anymore.

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  • September 10, 2008

    Steph

    I still think they are awful. And they must do terrible things to your feet – surely without the support of the heel, they force all your weight onto your toes?

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  • September 28, 2008

    Lulu

    how do u walk in these??? You would have to stand on tiptoes all the time.. at least you would have killer calves… but why would you? They’re uuuuugglllyyyy

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