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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Fruity Pumps and Fruity Flats

In case you’ve been skimping on your daily fix of fruits and vegetables, these pumps and flats just might have you covered in that department. These pumps and flats come from Charlotte Olympia with leather and suede uppers in a delectable mix of bananas, strawberries, watermelon, and pineapple. Though maybe it’d be easier on your purse just have a V8 instead: the Charlotte Olympia pumps go for a shade under $1,700; the flats for $945. Whew!

Photo: Func-SHOE-nality

Photo: Func-SHOE-nality

Photo: Net-A-Porter

Photo: Net-A-Porter

Both via Func-SHOE-nality.

Happy Shoe Metro Customers on Youtube

Check out two vloggers on Youtube who came away with big shoe hauls and big savings, courtesy of Shoe Metro. The first vlogger is Eclecticldy, who came away with four pairs of shoes for just about $110 total (including shipping).

If you’re interested, we actually still have two of the shoes that she purchased in-stock: the Marc Fisher Vendra heels and the International Concepts Relle heels.

Don’t forget to also check out freegurl76′s Shoemetro HAUL video. She was able to snag SIX pairs of shoes for $255. She was just ecstatic.

If you want to brag about your collection from Shoe Metro, we’d love to hear about it. You can post a video like these beautiful ladies or you can post a picture at our Shoe Metro Facebook page.

Weird Shoe Wednesday: Shoe Hats

This Friday is Hat Day at Shoe Metro. In preparation and inspiration for that fateful day, I present to you …… Shoe Hats! An assortment of hats fashioned after or actually made from shoes. Because shoes, especially high heels, are too beautiful to be all the way down at your feet. You have to raise them up high in the sky!

And who says that men can’t wear shoes are their heads too?

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Shoes from Household Appliances

A popular London department store, Selfridges, commissioned Dutch design duo Lernert & Sander to create a series of window displays to promote their new shoe galleries. The designers came up with these amazing displays, turning a number of household appliances such as washers and irons into high heel shoes. The designers say it is “a humorous take on fashion as an ideal escape from the daily grind.” Check them out.

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Manolo Blahnik x Timberland Boots at New York Fashion Week

More news on odd collaborations. Yesterday, we saw Hello Kitty Dr. Marten’s boots and shoes. Today, I’ve spotted these high-heeled Timberland boots, a collaboration between Manolo Blahnik and Timberland. It seems that rugged-chic will be a huge trend in the Fall season.

These Manolo Blahnik Timberland boots are extremely limited. They’re available only at the Manolo Blahnik store in New York and only during New York Fashion Week (or until they’re all gone). And they are going for a whopping $1,050.

If you had $1,050 lying around and you lived in New York, would you sport these?

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Shoe Flower Pots

I have absolutely no information on these shoes besides what you can observe with your very eyes. These are flower pots shaped like high-heel stiletto platforms. As you can see they do hold all sorts of plants. The large platform midsole holds the soil and the roots and the plant, of course, grows from there.If your garden needs a little jolt of style, you can add one of these flower pots to spice things up.

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Afterheels: Another Shoe Vending Machine

Wow, London really loves their vending machines. This is the second vending machine we’ve heard about that sells shoes. And they’re both located in London.

The first vending machine we heard about sold running shoes and sneakers. This one, from a company called Afterheels, sells comfortable ballet flats aimed at the club-going crowd. The idea is that if a woman is out dancing all night in her fancy heels, her feet will start to hurt badly. Afterheels flats will allow that woman a chance to change into something much more comfortable. On top of that, the flats come with a small duffel bag to store her original pair of heels..

A pair of Afterheels flats goes for roughly $10 USD. Both the flats and the duffel bag are made from recyclable materials. The flats are waterproof and offer great protection from typical club hazards such as broken glass. They also come in a variety of colors.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Guns, Brass Knuckles, and Heels

Oh if looks could kill … wait, maybe they can. Okay, not really but they certainly look extremely dangerous. Below are two very violent-looking shoes. The first is the Chanel Gun Heel, a satin platform sandal with a 90mm gun heel. First worn by Madonna in 2008, they were released as part of the Chanel Cruise 2009 collection and went for roughly $2,200 a pair.

To give some sense of how absurd these gun heels are, take a look at these booties with brass knuckle-shaped heels. The weapon theme remains with a brass knuckle heel in place of the gun heel. But these heels are sold at a shop that specializes in adult-themed costumes. Yes, this is a novelty costume item, not made for actual, public use. This is intended to be a costume, not to be real fashion. Seriously, how in the world did anyone think attaching a gun to a shoe would be chic? Oh, designers …

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Red High Heel Speakers

No, I have no idea why you would need your speakers to be in the shape of classic, red, high-heeled pumps. But do you need any other reason besides the fact that it would make you awesome? Though I do wonder how the heel cup part of the shoes would affect the acoustics of the music and sounds coming out of the speakers. Anyway, enjoy!

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Ice Cream Heels

Summer is officially here, which means lots of things: sun, beaches, waves, lemonade stands, picnics, flowers, city fairs, vacations …… and of course, delicious, cold, dripping ice cream!!! Check out these delectable ice cream heels below. While I’m not sure what flavor ice cream the blue scoop is, I know I would still eat it if it came off that shoe and into my mouth. Yum!

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