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Do These 'Scary Beautiful' Shoes Live Up to Their Name?

By Glamour Magazine Oct 10, 2012 3:33PM


by Tracey Lomrantz Lester, Glamour Magazine

If you have trouble making it from the car to the front door in four-inch stilettos, like the rest of us, prepare to be amazed -- and suffer from serious sympathy shin splints -- when you check out "Scary Beautiful," a new shoe collaboration that totally blew our mind.

Styleite dug up these photos of a pair of stems with the high heel in the front, meaning the wearer has to balance their shins and keep their feet at a 90-degree ankle while also, um, not dying. They're "the product of a collaboration between artist Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg, and as they tell it, the vertiginous footwear provides commentary on our standards of physical beauty."

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Now, who wants to take bets on how long it'll be before Lady Gaga is rocking these!? And more importantly ... do they live up to the name "Scary Beautiful," or are they just plain scary? Discuss!

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Jun 6, 2013 5:26PM
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she walks like a zombie in the movies lol!
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OMG watching this girl walking is the most painful thing I have done in weeks.  Someone should arrest the people that forced her to do this.   We need to pass a law so that this can never happen again. 

May 29, 2013 10:12PM
May 2, 2013 10:45PM
Oct 21, 2012 2:48AM
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This to me looks like it mocks people with Cerebral Palsy or other degenerative diseases which would affect ones gait. Very tacky.
Oct 12, 2012 3:37AM
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This kiind of shoes is normally used for a festival in Africa, they call it Egungun.
Oct 12, 2012 3:16AM
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I will buy a pair if it comes with a model that looks like that
Oct 12, 2012 1:58AM
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Perfect shoes to use for Halloween if you're gonna dress as a zombie.
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