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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Baroque Art Platforms & Tassel-Beard Clogs

It’s the middle of the day in the middle of the week. I know you and I both need to see some weird shoes to jolt our systems back into full swing. This week, we have a close contest between two pairs of shoes for winner of Weird Shoe Wednesdays.

Photo: Shoeblog.com

Photo: Shoeblog.com

First up are the above platform pumps from Dolce & Gabbana featuring a very unique printed leather and textile upper. Graphic art is becoming increasingly popular on shoes and Dolce & Gabbana has run with that idea, injecting these platforms with 17th century baroque art that may or may not be from the Sistene Chapel (help? I am so not up on my art history). I’ve seen plenty of sneakers with graffiti art and lots of pumps with Warhol-esque pop art. But baroque is a first and I applaud the audacity. Also, think of the educational factor of wearing these shoes. You’d be like a walking museum, exposing all those around you to the beauties of baroque art. You could walk into McDonald’s and people will start discussing the historical significance of angels and demons in art while munching away at their Big Macs. Who wouldn’t want that?

Next up, we have a pair of clogs from Camilla Skovgaard with supertastic tassels hanging low. Actually, I’m worried they hang too low and could cause you to trip. Either way, it looks like a walrus with a big bushy beard that you might run into in Wonderland who imparts sagely wisdom on you. Check them out after the jump and let me know which one you think is weirder in the comments.

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Dolce & Gabbana ‘Face’ Wedges

Seeing hundreds of shoes pass within my grasp everyday, I can appreciate when a shoe can set itself apart from the pack and give me a little boost in my day. I’ve decided that we must celebrate these sorts of unique shoes that will make me scratch my head. And so I present to you Weird Shoe Wednesdays. Because in an increasingly homogenized world, “weird” is awesome and “Wednesdays” alliterate well with the word “weird.” Why not?

Shoes that could chill your soul.

Shoes that could chill your soul.

This week, we have Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘face’ wedges, courtesy of Shoeper Woman. They have a suede upper with a side silhouette of a face and a jewel for the eye. The shoe towers above anything else with a 2-inch platform and a 6-inch wedge heel. And yeah … it’s a face on your foot. And a pretty creepy face at that, one that seems to stare with thinly-veiled evil intent. It’s like when you meet your in-laws and you know they hate you and would love nothing better than to tie your foot to the end of an Acme rocket about to blast off but they smile in front of you all the same to keep things civil. Yeah, not such a great feeling to carry around all day on your feet, I wouldn’t think.

After the jump, the runner-up for this week’s Weird Shoe Wednesdays, shoes in the shape of a mallard from Chie Mihara (via Fantastic Toe). Much more pleasant.

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