Have you ever thought, “Wow, my scarf is so beautiful! If only I could put it on my feet. What should I do?” Well, here’s your answer.
Judari is an Italian company with Russian roots behind the Russy Valenki shoe brand. For the Russy Valenki Spring/Summer 2010 line, they’ve combined two Russian costume traditions into one: valenki boots and Pavloposad woolen and silk shawls, which are traditionally given as wedding gifts. Valenki boots are traditionally made of felt but for warmer weather, Russy Valenki goes with the much cooler wool and silk materials. Besides accommodating for warmer weather, the design makes the boots extremely versatile. As you can see, you can sport these boots in any number of heights and you can tie them around your leg however you please. Very cool, very stylish, and really, what a great concept!
Runner-up is yet another pair of animal-inspired heels. This time it’s the mythical “unicorn” by way of Roger Vivier. It’s a beautiful shoe. The feathers give the shoe this soft, ethereal air about them, which lends it perfectly to capturing the spirit of the unicorn. But its beauty makes it more tragic that the designer had to add the unicorn horn. Otherwise, it’d be highly wearable. Check it out after the jump.