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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Yves St. Laurent Platform Sandal … Jellies?

Sure, you probably have a pair of jelly thong sandals for beach days. You might even have a pair of comfortable jelly flats. But jelly platforms? And they’re fancy-pants designer shoes?!!?!?! I wouldn’t have believed it either but this is a reality. These jelly platforms come from Yves Saint Laurent with an adjustable, wraparound ankle strap and an island platform. And they’re made in Italy. And they’re $495. Geez ……

Yves St Laurent Jelly Platform Sandals

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Do-It-Yourself Moon Shoes

Do you remember those fun arts & crafts activities when you’d punch out a bunch of thin wood pieces from a sheet of wood? There were instructions telling you which piece slid into which slots and at the end you’d have like a race car or a butterfly or a ship or something? So imagine that concept … but using it to build shoes.

That’s the concept behind United Nude’s platform sandals below. You can see all the pieces spread out in the first photo and then how they combine into a platform sandal in the second photo.

Photo: Design Milk

Photo: Design Milk


Photo: Design Milk

Photo: Design Milk

Designed for the “Moon Life” project, the idea is to create shoes that could be worn in outer space, if life in space is indeed in our future. I’m not sure how they’d know but apparently these shoes are suited for the temperature and pressure of space. They can obviously be packed easily when broken down. Most of the shoe parts are made from carbon fiber but the upper pieces are leather. Each shoe can be assembled in about 10 minutes.

These sandals aren’t available yet but they will eventually be released in very limited quantities through the Moon Life project site and through United Nude’s site. Via Design Milk.