Style Trial: Giuseppe Zanotti Mixed Media Curved-Wedge Platform Ankle Boots

Giuseppe Zanotti Mixed Media Curved-Wedge Platform Ankle Boots

These exist.

Should they exist, though: that is the question we’re here today to ponder.

They’re by Giuseppe Zanotti, they’re a whopping £2,070, but despite costing more than a beat-up car, they’re not exactly the most versatile pieces of footwear in the world, consisting of the heel-less silhouette we’ve become oh-so-familiar with over the past few years, topped with expensive-looking Swarovski crystals and finished with cheap looking pink plastic spikes. They’re something of a contradiction then, which leaves us wondering who would wear such a thing? At the moment, all we can come up with is a teenage punk bride with a trust fund. Your guesses are welcome. Oh, as are your judgements on whether or not these constitute a crime of fashion…

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6 Comments

  • October 26, 2012

    Carolina W

    Just looking at these things is making my eyes hurt, definitely a crime.

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  • October 26, 2012

    Mary

    I kind of dig them. The tackiness kind of hurts, but they look like they’d make awesome weapons. Heavy, peep-toed, sparkly weapons.

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  • October 26, 2012

    Heidi

    There are only two people I can see having a use for these: Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness.

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  • October 26, 2012

    lizvocal

    Seriously, folks, we keep blaming “fashion” but maybe Etsy and the urge to bedazzle should take some blame as well.

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  • October 26, 2012

    Dina

    So, I was looking at these spiked, bedazzled things (can’t call them shoes, sorry)… and the image that came to mind is that someone has been playing too much Super Mario in their youth.
    Because seriously, this is as if the dragon from Super Mario had a gay brother… and yes, Lady Gaga would be ALL OVER this one…

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  • October 28, 2012

    Nala

    If I even wanted to wear these, I would fall and break my ankle immediately.

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