Unsolved Mysteries: Prada’s flatform lace-ups sell out

These £510 Prada “flatforms” are so popular there is currently a waiting list for them.

If someone has a reasonable explanation why this has come to pass, we’d love to hear it.

21 Comments

  • March 17, 2011

    Aline C

    oh. my. god.
    EWWWW!

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  • March 17, 2011

    lizvocal

    That is all kinds of ugly.

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  • March 17, 2011

    drea

    maybe because people want height without hurting their feet? I don’t know, I wouldn’t wear them or spend over £500 on them.

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  • March 17, 2011

    andrew

    platforms are never impressive. they make short girls look even shorter

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  • March 17, 2011

    Dani

    You know what those look like? A pair of fancy brogues, on top of a hippie wedge platform, which is further on top of a flip-flop platform, which has been further stacked on top of some glacier-climber’s crampons. Lovely, Prada, lovely…

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    • March 17, 2011

      April

      Just what I was thinking.

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  • March 17, 2011

    Okie

    Isn’t it a shame when people will purchase something just because it was made by a recognized designer? I’m with lizvocal…”That is all kinds of ugly.”

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  • March 17, 2011

    Ashley

    The concept is there, but it wasn’t done in a refined way. In short, they could have been prettier, and have had more of a defined concept behind them. It isn’t a shoe made to last more than one season, and it really could be if done with more precision.

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  • March 18, 2011

    Alys

    The answer is “Sheeple.”

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  • March 18, 2011

    Alison

    Really ugly shoes. People are likely buying them because of the label. If they looked exactly the same but said “Wal-Mart” on the label I’m pretty sure there’d be no waiting list.

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  • March 18, 2011

    Amee

    because people like ugly things.

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  • March 18, 2011

    Mary

    Awww, come on guys! I really like them. I think they’re crazy and fun! I’d probably buy them, if I had the money, that is…

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  • March 18, 2011

    maddy

    looking at the platform, maybe you can float on water in those shoes.

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  • March 18, 2011

    Cookie

    I saw these a little while ago over at the Chap website, and I can only agree with their comment:Most Revolting Shoe Ever Made

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  • March 19, 2011

    Jane

    Somehow I have a feeling I’ll be seeing an army marching around wearing these horrendous shoes. If they can walk in them, that is. (:

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  • March 21, 2011

    buffalo

    The answer is, “Tom Cruise”.

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  • March 22, 2011

    Tali

    because, well.. Caroline has them

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  • March 23, 2011

    Yamina

    The “Teenage Frankenstein” musical needs shoes for their big choreographed prom finale.

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  • March 26, 2011

    arctic

    I really agree with Mary. They might be ugly and might last only for a season but they look so fun to wear.

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  • April 1, 2011

    Olga

    I can see their appeal from a fun point of view – I liked the brown/orange better than the black/blue – but they’re definitely not elegant.

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  • April 15, 2011

    Jessy

    I’ve got nothing else to say but: Oh my holy God

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