Wear or Die: Footwear Edition

Wear_or_die_boots 

It's been a while since we had a footwear edition of Wear or Die, so of course we had to rectify that, didn't we?

Up above, you see two shoes. Both are black, both are ankle height and, in our opinions at least, both have taken a bit of a beating from the ugly stick. But just say you HAD to wear one of them. Or die. That's the choice before you today, folks, but will you choose Option A, which is Ann Demeulemeester's lace-up flat boots, or will you go for Option B, which is "Twister" by Irregular Choice?

It's a hard choice, but someone has to make it, and today that someone is you. Yes, you. Make your choice in the comments box below!

31 Comments

  • January 21, 2009

    Veronika

    option A. hideous but they creep me out less. and I’d wear really wide legged trousers to cover them haha.

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  • January 21, 2009

    Evelyn

    A) I guess, since they look more comfortable and I can’t stand anything between my toes. But they’d be just plain torture if you got a rock in them…all those laces would take a month to undo!!!

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  • January 21, 2009

    gokarm

    I’d wear option B because it’s creepier, in a Rick Owens sorta way. Also it’s got better arch support. That matters to me.

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  • January 21, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Oh dear, I’d wear either of them – hopefully that won’t get me arrested! But I choose B here because it’s easier to imagine what they look like when they’re on (and gokarm’s point about comfort has swayed me slightly).

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  • January 21, 2009

    Am

    Option B – if I wore trousers to cover the top part it would just look like flip-flops, and I’m fine with that. Also Gokarm’s point about the comfort, I’d rather wear something that was comfy and ugly than something that was just ugly.

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  • January 21, 2009

    Mafa

    Option B! It’s not that ugly. 😛

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  • January 21, 2009

    lis

    definitely b. it’s more my style and they kinda got a little heel.

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  • January 21, 2009

    Kate

    B, but I wouldn’t be happy about it!
    A is just too flat and extreme. B is a similar style, but more moderate.

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  • January 21, 2009

    Theresa

    B…By no means do I find them attractive, but they are only mildly heinous, as opposed to the awkward wannabe Chuck Taylors that option A seem be.

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  • January 21, 2009

    leah

    option b, paired with camo capris and a gauzy ecru peasant blouse would not be completely hideous.

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  • January 21, 2009

    Rachel

    Hmm, wear or die…in this case I would have to choose option B. B is not horribly ugly, in fact, I have defiantly seen people wearing shoes like it. But option A, horrific.

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  • January 21, 2009

    Amy

    Are you guys kidding? Both of those shoes look totally awesome, but I like option B better.

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  • January 21, 2009

    chocoholic

    Option B for me.
    There are heaps of those shoes around here at the moment.
    Besides, they would just look like jandals if you wore them with jeans.

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  • January 21, 2009

    Liz

    I would choose death, but it’d upset the family. So I’ll go for B. They’re repulsive – but A are *totally* repulsive, so B wins.

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  • January 21, 2009

    Anna

    I’d say B, definitely. A are just… no.
    But I don’t understand why B are creepy? Ugly, yes, but why creepy?

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  • January 21, 2009

    K

    Hmm well with A I think you could wear socks (and sandles xD) and it would look like sneakers? (Maybe). However I would probably wear B a whole lot sooner than A. Tough choice though…

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  • January 21, 2009

    jojo

  • January 22, 2009

    Telcontar Rulz

    A-I cannot stand jandals, and A looks a bit like the costume sandals in ‘Troy’.

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  • January 22, 2009

    Mandy

    I’d wear B with a pair of skinny jeans to cover the top bit. Then it would just look like I was wearing a sort-of awkward pair of flip flops and that would be okay.
    I think A is a bit too extreme.

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  • January 22, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Thanks Amy for making me not the odd one out 🙂

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  • January 22, 2009

    bookmole

    B – because A costs $560 and B costs £25.

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  • January 22, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    Bookmole – you’re not the one who’s paying, though!

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  • January 22, 2009

    Panthera

    I’d wear B, just because I don’t have any choice. I hate things between my toes, but I can’t wear flat shoes, they make my feet hurt.
    :oS

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  • January 22, 2009

    xony

    B, cover them up with jeans and they’re almost normal

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  • January 22, 2009

    bookmole

    Ah. OK.
    I would still pick B, because – the laces, the laces! I don’t want to wear anything that looks like it takes longer to put on than the rest of my outfit – including the Deciding What to Wear part!

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  • January 23, 2009

    Joey Sauer

    A) Cause at least you could brag about the price.

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  • January 23, 2009

    paputsza

    I’d choose b. The laced up sandal boot is too much. I’d tuck in the pully before I go inside in it. In long enough jeans people will just think it’s a black polka dotted flip flop. And yeah, A is overpriced at over 20x the price.

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  • February 13, 2009

    annox

    Oh I am well into Irregular Choice so for once it’s easy-peasy for me.Choise B.It’s not something that I normaly would buy but I wouldn’t have a big problem wearing them

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  • May 9, 2009

    Alma

    Oh no.
    I would choose B.
    *puke*

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  • July 28, 2010

    Marissa

    I dunno if it is because im slightly punk/emo.. but i wouldn’t mind either. A is like a high top converse/sandal and b is generaly a normal sandal that heaps of people wear here. maybe australia is different?

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  • November 11, 2012

    Nala

    Option B isnt as bad as option A. I’m going with B.

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