Style on Trial: Boots pretending to be (sequined) socks, by Viktor & Rolf

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We're all familiar with the crime of fashion that is Boots-Pretending-to-be-Socks, but what if the socks in question are encrusted with sequins, like these Viktor & Rolf numbers? What then, readers? Is it still a crime of fashion, or does the presence of so many shiny sequins serve to distract you from the fact that your socks are still stuck to your shoes.

We THINK we know what the answer to this question will be, but then again, you've surprised us before, so we put it to you know: what do you think of these sequin sock/shoe combos by Viktor & Rolf? Would you convict or acquit them of crimes of fashion?

(If you want to acquit them, you can buy them at Colette, where they're $655.)

12 Comments

  • July 31, 2009

    AnnaDenise

    I am afraid I kind of like them. Very practical too. If you want to wear sequined socks, I’m guessing you can buy them somewhere, it would be uncomfortable to actually walk in the socks. This way, it can still be comfy.
    Otherwise: I am of course entirely against socks-attached-to-shoes in general.

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  • July 31, 2009

    Dana

    Well, i am thinking a 100% sequin sock will be somehow uncomfortable even for the bravest fashionistas:) So if you badly want that look for one reason or the other (and i am sure there are enough reasons, but i can’t think of one right now), that’s the only way to do it 🙂

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  • July 31, 2009

    Kat

    Well… I’m not a big fan of all-over sequins in general. They make a nice accent, but sequins all over ANYTHING is a bit much. So as much as I like the shape of the shoes sans-sock, I’m going to have to say I’m really not liking these things. But then, I don’t like shoes-attached-to-socks, or sequins, so I’m biased.

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  • July 31, 2009

    Molly

    Nope. Still ugly.
    You can get the same (kind of) effect if you wear sequined leg-warmers, so do that.

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  • July 31, 2009

    Molly

    But why do they have to match the sequins and the color of the shoes???? Nobody does that with their socks! Especially fashionistas. And socks with high heels? Come on.

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  • July 31, 2009

    Hoshi

    Death at sunrise.

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  • August 1, 2009

    Andara

    The shoes are a very nice cut, but I just can’t get on board with the sequins.
    ^-.-^

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  • August 1, 2009

    SJ

    Billie Jean is not my lover.

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  • August 3, 2009

    chocoholic

    the flat ones are worryingly cankle looking…

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  • August 27, 2009

    Lazagna

    Wow. Very…Michael Jackson. Not a good thing.

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  • September 12, 2009

    paisley

    I like the flats. Not a fan of heels
    i love flats and I love sequins so its a win win for me and if they were cheaper I’d buy them

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  • September 17, 2011

    paputsza

    They’re the first socked shoes I’ve seen that aren’t pointless. I would not wear a sequined sock because it’s too uncomfortable, and also there’s not many shoes that sequined socks would look better in.

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