Serious Spikes: Barbara Gongini’s spiked pumps

Spiked shoes have been big lately. Not quite as big as these ones, mind you. In fact, we think these may be some of the biggest spikes we’ve ever seen on an item of clothing, and if they weren’t made of rubber, they’d probably qualify as lethal weapons.

More images under the jump…

If we were fashionistas, we’d probably describe these as fierce. We’re not, though, so we’ll just settle for describing them as “wow” and “ouch”!

Of course, there’s a good chance that other people may not realise the spikes are made of rubber, in which case these could make an excellent choice for the misanthropes amongst us. Not a “people person”? No problem: no one’s going to dare to bother you in these bad boys…

“Don’t mess with me!”

Naturally you’d wear them with a blazer, leggings and pants, and a scowl. Naturally.

(Click here to see more or buy them.)


  • October 26, 2010


    I kind of love them.

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  • October 26, 2010


    Want to bet on how long it’ll take for Lady Gaga to get a pair, if she hasn’t already?

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  • October 26, 2010


    I think I would enjoy wearing those…

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  • October 27, 2010


    The spikes look quite soft don’t they? Just imagine someone steps on your foot and they get all squashed and hang miserably.. and inagine it happens to only one shoe.

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  • October 28, 2010

    Supersized Drama.

    I like it, plus if I ever got annoyed with someone the spikes would come in handy indeed.

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  • November 1, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    They remind me of Tetsuo the Iron Man (in a nice way).

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  • November 1, 2012


    I see no need for those spikes. There just too over the top.

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