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Weird Shoe Wednesday: Skeleton Heels

Do you have really bony feet? If not, do you want bony feet? Alicia Keys certainly does. She was rocking these platform pumps with tall skeletal heels last week at the FIFA World Cup 2010 Kick-Off concert. These heels come from Dsquared2′s Fall/Winter 2010 collection.

You can check out footage of Alicia Keys’ on-stage performance at the World Cup concert below. There are some pretty clean shots of Alicia in these shoes. Continue Reading…

The Man-Heel Is In

The man-purse was only the start. Recently, there’s been a trend of high heels for men. The Times reports:

“The man-heel — or “meel” as some have termed it — is simultaneously a coming trend in several wildly different milieus. The most eye-catching examples are to be found in the semi-Goth, semi-glam society of high-fashion menswear obsessives. The natural territories for these platform-heeled pioneers include Hoxton, TopMan at Oxford Circus and various international fashion weeks. In Paris this spring, both Gareth Pugh’s and Rick Owen’s shows were attended by high-heeled male audience members. It was the same at Rodarte in New York and Pam Hogg in London. Notable man-platforms are being produced by Jean-Michel Cazabat and Owens himself. Both offer man-heels of about four inches and upwards.”


What do you think? Is this a good look for men?

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Shoe Ice Cubes

This Memorial Day Weekend has unofficially rung in the summer season. So while you’re under the canopy, swinging on the hammock, or laying on the beach sands, enjoy a cold, refreshing drink with the help of these high heel-shaped reusable ice cubes. These shoe ice cubes are full of distilled water and are obviously food-safe. They’re available in packs of 6 from Golda’s Kitchen, which specializes in “Kitchenware for Canadians,” whatever that means.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Pots, Pans, and Shoes

A Parisian artist based in Portugal by the name of Joana Vasconcelos produced these artworks. They’re giant sculptures in the shape of open-toed heels made of stainless steel pots and pans. The first piece is called “Cinderella.” The second (after the jump) is “Dorothy” and the last pic displays a close-up of “Dorothy.” There are actually three more pieces in this set–”Priscilla,” “Carmen Miranda,” and “Marilyn”–but I actually can’t tell the difference between them all. You can check out Vasconcelos’ website if you’re interested.
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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Candy Shoes

My dentist told me to eat less sweets but I’m sure that indulging in them through my eyes would be just peachy. It is Weird Shoe Wednesday, after all.

Photo: Dezeen Design Magazine

Photo: Dezeen Design Magazine

Belma Arnautović, a design student from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia, designed this collection as her graduation work. Titled Lolice, the collection of shoes is inspired by candies and cakes, featuring ankle boots, heels, and even some towering platforms. And the shoes are actually wearable. Check out more pictures after the jump. Continue Reading…

Weird Shoe Wednesday: Computer Nerd Shoes

Welcome back to Weird Shoe Wednesday. It should be no secret that I’m a pretty big computer nerd. Between all the time at work at my desk and my extracurricular blogging and media scavenging at home, I’d estimate that I spend close to 14 hours a day on a computer. So imagine my elation when I discovered these pairs of shoes made from computer boards.

Photo: Funky Downtown

Photo: Funky Downtown

First, we have a pair of women’s heels made by artist Steven Rodrig. The shoes are part of a larger collection of sculptures made out of PCB (printed computer board) materials. He also crafted a cactus, a variety of bugs, flowers, and books. Check out the rest of the neat sculptures by clicking on the photo above.

Photo: Funky Downtown

Photo: Funky Downtown

Next, we have a pair of sneakers that our resident sneaker expert believes is modeled after Nike Blazers (see for yourself by clicking here). Neither the heels or the Nikes can actually be worn but if my computer ever crashes, I might just have to look into getting one of these as a replacement. =D

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Teeth Shoes

Today on Weird Shoe Wednesday, we’ll be looking at teeth-inspired shoes. I’ve very recently gotten braces installed and so all I can think about is how much my teeth hurt when I attempt to eat my favorite foods (I can’t believe I can’t eat Peanut M&M’s anymore!) or even when I brush. My obsession has driven my search for any sort of combination of teeth and shoes.


And, wow …… I found these. This is a sculpture by artist Robin McCauley. Thankfully, he used fake teeth and a pair of women’s shoes he found at a thrift store. But still, how scary are these? I know the teeth are on the outside but I still can’t help imagining the heels chewing and feasting on any feet that dare slip into them. *chills* Continue Reading…

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Shoe Car Extravaganza!

Welcome back to Weird Shoe Wednesdays! To make up for my absence last week, I’ve brought out some extra special, extra weird, extra eye-popping shoes for you this week. We all know the primary purpose of shoes is to help protect our feet and let us travel farther than if we were barefoot. Well, many different people have taken this transportation function of shoes to the next level. And so we have a plethora of shoe cars!


Of course, we have the classic high-heeled pump in a sort of motorized reverse tricycle design. In sexy red, no less. Red high heels? And cars? Men basically have no chance of resisting. Continue Reading…

How-to Guide: How to Make Your Shoes Slip-Safe

I’m a fairly practical person so I’ll keep trying to provide very practical, useful information in regards to shoes. I know we’re coming around to the end of winter but high-heeled shoes are hard to walk in all year long. I dug up a really cheap home remedy to give your slippery shoes some much needed traction. All you need are two bathtub appliques, a pencil, and scissors. Check it out and don’t ever slip up again. =)

A smooth leather outsole makes for a slippery stride.

A smooth leather outsole makes for a slippery stride.

Shoeblog Interviews Pasquale Fabrizio

Shoeblog recently had the wonderful privilege of speaking with Pasquale Fabrizio (click here for the interview), who you’ll remember as the ambitious designer of the forthcoming all-glass heels featured some weeks ago. It’s a good interview (with more great photos of the beautiful shoes as well) in which Fabrizio reveals his thought process and the inspiration behind the glass concoctions. He also talks about the difficult process of designing the shoes and having to bring in industrialists because they were more familiar with glass than any fashion designers. Finally, he has some interesting comments about the social value of shoes between men and women.

Photo: Shoeblog

Photo: Shoeblog

Unfortunately, it sounds like I guessed correctly that his line of glass shoes will only be available to Hollywood elite, being priced at $7,500. But he interestingly didn’t patent the process of developing the amazing sandals, leaving room for other designers to be able to build on his ideas in the future, possibly at an affordable price point for all of us to be able to enjoy. Here’s for looking to the future!

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