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Would You Wear This Shoe?

By Shannon McCarthy Aug 22, 2012 10:38PM
Photo: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

An unforgettable style statement from couture’s cutting edge, a fun fad for envelope-pushing pop stars (hello, Lady Gaga), or a podiatrist’s worst nightmare? From the looks of this no-heel skyscraper bootie, we say: all of the above.

Famed footwear designer Giuseppe Zanotti isn’t known for playing it safe, with some of his shoes seemingly straight out of a punk fairy tale. And while his high-end line does include exquisitely designed flats and mid-heel pumps, he’s currently famous for gravity-defying no-heel booties. 

Related: Wild Yet Wearable Platform Booties

This particular pair, the “Super Wedge,” goes one up on his past creations. At just under an astounding 8 inches high, wearing them will catapult the average American woman (at 5’4”) to a towering 6’ tall glamazon. Putting aside the equally dizzying price (just under a grand), would we even want to borrow these for a leggy lark? 

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Tell us: Surreal, sexy or just plain silly?

Photo: Courtesy Neiman Marcus
Mar 16, 2013 9:31PM
sure, every 1 wants to walk in some1 elses shoes for a while----- livin the dream.....
Oct 26, 2012 4:13PM
Sign me up! If they weren't so expensive I'd be looking for a pair. I'm in my 30's and wear heels regularly. So what if you wouldn't wear them to the office every day. They're fun! And the look on my tall little sisters' faces when the runt could look down on them again for the first time in 20 years would be fun too.
Aug 26, 2012 6:29AM

Zanotti doesn't practice what he preaches for women. Do an image search for him and you'll see he wears normal flat shoes himself. Gee, I wonder why.

Aug 26, 2012 6:29AM
there is a video that has lady GaGa falling down wearing those shoes...
Aug 26, 2012 6:17AM

UGLY - why would anyone wear this? Totally ug!

Aug 26, 2012 4:38AM
Aug 26, 2012 4:23AM
Hell no I wouldn't wear that shoe! I am a shoe junkie, but I have to admit, some of these shoe designs have gone a bit too far. Who in the world could walk in that shoe? Come on now...this is the type of shoe that you put on and then just take a seat....don't even try it walking in it...and not to mention...they're ugly...
Aug 26, 2012 3:44AM
Looks like the corrective shoe one of the old-timers at the local bowling alley used to wear. His leg was short and twisted as a result of a congenital deformity and all his shoes had a similar wedge so he could walk.
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