Five reasons to just go barefoot…
Shoppers, what’s the best way to save money on shoes? By not even being tempted to buy any.
Here are five examples of footwear from major fashion shows in the past month. I think most folks would rather wear flip-flops.
I mean, top left, I’m pretty sure this one is inspired by the “Mad Max” movie wardrobe, and it’s only going to appeal to chicks who get invited to parties in unheated caves.
Next to that is what might be a nice shoe if it weren’t enveloped by clear plastic that was intended to carry goldfish home from the pet shop.
Lower left, guys, if you’re like me, you’re always saying, “I wish my freaking shoes fastened just like the manila envelopes at the office!” Well, be careful what you wish for.
That brings us to the black ones, inspired by the Minnie Mouse school of shoe design.
I’ll be honest. I’ve never seen shoes before where you could look at a woman’s feet and not even know which way she’s facing, and I’m not ready for the social situations that could result from such confusion.
Finally, we have these boots. I’m not making this up, they are named “Military China” – two words that are synonymous with haute couture.
They take three and a half hours to lace up, and are quite comfortable as long as you don’t plan to bend your knees for any reason.
Notice they even have a special compartment for your lipstick, because Lord knows, a woman wearing “Military China” boots up to her waist had better have some other dramatic way of tarting herself up.
Combo top left: Model presents a creation from the Alexandre Herchcovitch Fall 2010 collection during New York Fashion Week, February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Combo top right: A model presents a creation during the Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2010 fashion show at New York Fashion Week, February 18, 2010. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Combo bottom left: Model displays “Confidential”, designed by Cheng Hoi-hay, from the Men’s Shoes category of the Hong Kong Footwear Design Competition as part of the Hong Kong Fashion Week January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Combo bottom right: Model presents creation from the Aminaka Wilmont 2010 Autumn/Winter collection during London Fashion Week, February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Right: Minnie Mouse
Boots: Model displays “Military China”, designed by Koleman Chan, from the Ladies Boots category of the Hong Kong Footwear Design Competition as part of the Hong Kong Fashion Week January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip