Hot or hideous? Tell me!
Today I have a question for you, dear readers. I’m not clever enough with this computer machine thingy to set up a survey, but I want your opinion. Are these shoes hot or hideous? Looking at the pictures, I’d say the answer is obviously ‘hideous’, but when I bought them (at Savers for $7.99) it was mainly because they are adjustable which means they’re not too big even for my skinny feet, and they have platformy-type heels which reminded me a bit about clogs, and I am still lusting after clogs although they’re probably already out of fashion for all those kiddies who are too cool for school. Anyway I got them home and tried them with these socks which also look like an amazingly cool idea – until they get on my feet. I got them free from a press event when I was in Tokyo, I think they are by Eley Kishimoto or some brand like that, but I’ve only ever used them in a fashion show as they don’t do wonders for my legs, as I’m sure you can see. I thought the combination of these socks and shoes, perhaps worn under beige pants, would result in a sort of wacky “contemporary African” look but I think maybe they just look .. plain ugly? Why did it not enter my mind at the point of purchase that these look like glorified orthopaedic sandals for 90 year olds? And then to add insult to injury part of the sole fell off when I got back inside after taking the shots. Hmm. Maybe I was not destined to rock these ones after all. But I think they could be handy for wearing under bell-bottom jeans that require heels that can’t really be seen (trying to justify shelling out $7.99… and probably more than that to repair the heel, aggh), because they are real leather and they are from a reputable shoe shop whose name I will not mention seeing as this post probably would not do wonders for them in the PR department.
I took a shot of these shoes when they’re not on my feet (why do they look better that way? Must be my feet that are ugly?) along with the other op shop finds I’ve made in the past few weeks (not including fairly boring standard black and grey jumpers).
Both pairs of shoes are from Savers, (waiting for summer to roll out the white ones which were $2.99) the leather belt was from the Salvos and the cable-knit short-sleeved cardigan was from Vinnies (both bought when I went on an expedition to the wilds of Boronia). The bag looks a bit African-y and was $4 from the Salvos in Mordialloc I think… the strap is going to need fixing but I couldn’t resist it (yes I know, that’s my excuse for everything).
Good op-shop haul!I don't know how I feel about those shoes! They are cute in a clog way (I share your lust*), and they might look sweet in summer with dresses? If you decide against them, sell them on ebay and you might make a fair bit!I love the bag!*Apparently Rubi Shoes have clogs that look EXACTLY like Swedish Hasbeens, but sadly smell of plastic 😦 For $39.95 though….I haven't seen them in person yet, but the price is tempting!x
Thanks for the info Claire, Sportsgirl has clogs too but I think I'll save up for Swedish Hasbeens, if they ever stock them in my size!!
I saw the ones at sportsgirl, very buckely? Gorman has Funkis for around $150, and I think there's a shop in Melbourne!
I'm not a huge fan of the shoe/sock combo… but I think both on their own are cute. I'd probably wear the shoes with a dress or skinny jeans. I do love the short sleeved cardi though, very cute! And the bag is totally perfect… you have alot of ethnic inspired outfits that I imagine this would go perfectly with 🙂
Thanks.. I wouldn't be wearing these so you could see much sock, just a bit under the trousers. At least that was the plan until I tried it out and looked in the mirror. DEFINITELY not a look I will be wearing in public.
Yes yes, that is where I spotted the rubi clogs! They're identical to hasbeens, even the weave bit on the sandal!
OK, I have to say they're not your best pick of late. The bag is great. Lets start there. Great bag. The shoes. No. Nup. Not working. No. No. No.
Haha, I think if you wear it right, you could actually pull of the shoes and rock the look! But it's not my type, so it's a no for me 😀classique chérie
Looks like the readers have spoken… I will only be wearing these ones hidden under long, LONG pants. When I get around to having them reheeled, that is. Anyone else, please leave a comment too, but I'm getting the feeling that yes, I was insane when I bought these!
You are a Gazelle and these shoes (especially with the Gladiator socks) look more Elephant…perhaps with some sort of "cool" new laces it could work…??
I can't say I like the shoes, which is unusual for me 🙂 But the bag and cardigan! Looks like a very fruitful opshop trip..
I think hideous. (Sorry to rain on your parade!) They're too clunky and borderline comfort-shoe for me. They don't say 'girl' to me. But then, that's just my taste.I am the same way though, I need second opinions to filter out the "so ugly it's cool" things. My sister's my voice of reason 🙂
Um. I love the fact that you seem to have enough insouciant style to pull these off, but I'm with Tasia. Then again, I too live in a town that style forgot, where Crocs are considered the height of fashion, so what would I know??