Found! High Tide Heels by Lisa Carney

Ever since we wrote about High Tide Heels last month we’ve been inundated with emails from people wanting to know where they can buy the things. But for a long time it was a complete mystery. No one seemed to know where High Tide Heels came from, or, indeed, whether they even existed. At last, though, I’m pleased to say that the mystery is solved. Writing on Manolo’s Shoe Blog, designer Lisa Carney says:

"I am the designer of these high heeled flippers! I made them for my
catwalk show for Mercedes Australian Fashion week 2002 at Bondi
Iceberbs. This model opened the show and played the part of Ursula
Andres walking (with not alot of grace) from sea. What a laugh!"

So, there you go. And if you want to know more, Lisa’s own website would probably be the best place to look.

[via Shoewawa]


  • August 1, 2007


    People…want to buy these?

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  • August 1, 2007

    The Fashion Police

    Apaprently people do, Jas – we’ve had loads of emails about them! I know, I don’t understand it either…

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  • October 7, 2007


    I actually think it is kind of funny…like it was supposed to be a joke at first. I would get them just to play with my friends minds, get them to think that the shoes were my new faves!!

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  • February 3, 2008


    I really would buy these, and wear them too! Now i wouldn’t dream of wearing them with my everyday wardrobe, but if it’s possible to swim in these, then why not?

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  • May 19, 2010


    Yes, I know I’m YEARS late to this party, but just in case anyone is still listening, and because the original ones seem to have made a resurgence; these are NOT the ones you originally posted.

    Those were for an exhibition:

    Give credit where credit is due. ! Sooo fantastic. Hilarious.

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