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.
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.