The shoes that broke The Fashion Police’s hearts…

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These shoes have broken our hearts. They’re by Vivienne Westwood, and while we know they’re not going to be to everyone’s tastes (far from it, actually), The Fashion Police sometimes go for things that are super-girlie and a little bit extravagant looking, and Vivienne Westwood caters to that very well. In fact, rarely does she create something we don’t like. Also: these shoes are only £75. Seventy. Five. Pounds. For Vivienne Westwood. It just doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

Oh no, wait: it does. Because these shoes are part of Vivienne Westwood’s collaboration with Melissa. Yes, that’s the same Melissa that made the weird golf-course shoes we arrested last year, and who’re best known for making shoes out of rubber. Like these, for instance.

Yes, folks, they’re made out of rubber. They are rubber slingbacks. Suddenly they’re looking a whole lot less attractive to us, somehow…

If you’re not put off, either by the style or by the materials, you can get them at Browns.

10 Comments

  • January 5, 2009

    Siany

    Wow! I actually gasped out loud when I saw these! THEY. ARE. STUNNING.
    But, am I the only person who has a real problem with slingbacks? The backs always come lose after five steps. Then I fall over, change my shoes and never wear them again.
    🙁

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  • January 5, 2009

    dressed and pressed

    Didn’t Aunt Viv do some rubber shoes last year as well? My friend has a pair. They were mighty shiny and mighty fine.I like these too. At least I won’t have to worry about ruining them in the rain. Now… where did I put that stray £75?

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  • January 5, 2009

    Hannah

    Hmm… not too bothered about the rubber bit – more concerned by the slingback – they are evil. I just can’t wear them. They’re very Dita Von Teese – gorgeous.

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  • January 5, 2009

    peachfish

    They’re cute, like barbie shoes!

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  • January 5, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    Ah, so it’s not just me with the slingbacks problem, then? I love the look of them, but they ALWAYS chafe my ankles – gah!

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  • January 5, 2009

    kelly

    This is of course the same Vivienne Westwood who started in fetishwear, whose offspring started Agent Provocateur. Why the shock of rubber? Surely this is just returning to her earlier work? And they are lovely.
    I too have the slingback slipping problem. I’m wondering if rubber would hold on better, actually…?

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  • January 5, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Perhaps it would if it were slightly elastic and you made the strap tight. Can’t see how the fastening works though – maybe they’re completely moulded and hence not adjustable.

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  • January 6, 2009

    b.

    Haven’t got the problem with slingbacks, in fact, they’re probably the only type of shoes that DON’T chafe my ankles. All the regular shoes leave me bleeding.
    As for these ones – sorry, rubber means no. Just think of the swollen, smelly feet!

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  • January 6, 2009

    Sarah

    I just feel like the rubber wouldn’t be good for me to walk on — I’m clumsy, I could totally see myself hurting something. Other than that, I surprisingly found these shoes very cute.

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  • January 7, 2009

    Cadi

    I don’t hate these. They share lineage with crocs yet I don’t hate them.
    A recommendation for you ladies that have slingback strap issues…Foot Petals makes something called “Strappy Strips”, and they WORK. They’re fab for slingbacks, which I also normally have issues with. I bought a set of their shoe pads for my mom, she adored them, I got a coupon in the mail, and ordered some for myself.

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