These shoes were on the runway for Chloe in 2008. They spoke to me. Why? Because, apart from their lack of comfort, and insistent placement of women in a sexual role, there is something darker, denser, and more troubled looking about the final look of these. The black leather leaf appliques, and the floral forms near the toe look less like organic forms that are pleasant, and more like some kind of unsavory growth, taking over. I know that in the world of accessories no single thing gets more attention, or creates more variety than shoes for women. These, honestly, disturb me, and not just because of the crazy high spikes.
I hope you all had a splendid New Years celebration. And I look forward to filling your year with more of this crazy wonderful stuff.