Sheer Shoes: the see-through trend spreads

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It had to happen sooner or later, didn’t it? We’ve had sheer dresses ("shresses") and sheer pants ("shants") so it was only a matter of time before sheer shoes (er, "shshoes") appeared in our stores, and now here they are.

Of course, sheer shoes aren’t a particularly new thing, but for some reason we just can’t seem to get used to them (or, indeed, to learn to love them), and we’re not quite sure why. After all, sandals and flip-flops leave feet much more exposed than these shoes from ASOS do, and yet while sandals and flip flops look right, something about these just strikes us as wrong.

What do you think of them?

8 Comments

  • November 13, 2008

    francy

    Viktor&Rolf original shoes were surely better:
    http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashionshows/S2008RTW/VIKROLF/DETAILS/00120m.jpg
    ù_ù

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  • November 13, 2008

    francy

    Viktor&Rolf original shoes were surely better:
    http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashionshows/S2008RTW/VIKROLF/DETAILS/00120m.jpg
    ù_ù

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  • November 13, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    I like them.

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  • November 14, 2008

    Anna

    “sandals and flip-flops leave feet much more exposed than these shoes from ASOS do, and yet while sandals
    and flip flops look right, something about these just strikes us as wrong.”
    I’ll put it this way, a pair of shorts shows more leg than a pair of shants, but shorts can look acceptable whereas shants just don’t.
    That’s my theory anyway.

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  • November 14, 2008

    Kevie

    I can’t explain this…I HATE the peep-toe bootie, but these are, well, acceptable. I wouldn’t wear them, but women who still hold Stevie Nicks, c. Rumors, as a style icon (an illness afflicting some women of a Certain Age), these could work.
    Guess that’s ‘damning with faint praise.’ Long story short, I don’t hate them.

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  • November 15, 2008

    Sarah

    These seem pointless to me. A) Peep toe boots seem stupid, considering if you’re wearing boots odds are it’s chilling outside (unless your feet don’t sweat like mine and you wear them in the summer) and B) Flip flops are fine because they are MEANT to expose skin. They’re designed for that. Boots should not mean to expose skin, hence why they are boots.
    Ok, that might not make complete sense but that’s why these seem like a definite NO to me.

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  • November 16, 2008

    becky

    How about calling the sheer shoes sheeroos? sheeroes?

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  • November 29, 2008

    Lai-Lai

    Toes disgust me.

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