mixed media

Shoe Moments – Would you? Could you?

If you didn’t know already, I absolutely adore shoes.  But this post isn’t about me, it’s about a jaw dropping stop you dead in your tracks pair of shoes by premier designer, Guiseppe Zanotti.  Zanotti is an Italian designer who started his fashion career in the 1980’s…after being a DJ for awhile.  Really now?  He free-lanced with several fashion houses such as Valentino, Dior, and Missoni before branching out with his own designs and manufacturing.  He has some amazing shoes in his collection and this baby has to top them all.

I was standing there staring at this curved wedge platform ankle peep toe boot (which I might add showcases the mixed media trend)  gingerly touching the spikes when a salesman came up and told me that they had only had the shoe in stock for a couple of weeks at the time and it had already sold out to the point that all they had left at the moment were two pairs including the display ones.  Really? Wow!  And these are real metal spikes on this shoe which, as I picked it up and weighed it in my hands, had a wee bit of heft to it.  To me, the shoe is more of a work of art than something wearable but that is just me.  The “no heel” bit would make it dodgey enough to walk in for me let alone all of the embellishment.  I’d do myself damage.  But there are some style mavens out there somewhere rocking this bad boy which lists for $2950.00.  You go, girl, not everyone can!

So tell me:  would you, could you, wear this and how would you complete your look?

Photo taken at Saks, New York.  (The crystals on the shoe are all clear; colors shown in image are result of reflections from surroundings).  Shoe available at Guiseppe Zanotti online and other fine department stores.  GZ shoes also available at Zappos, Shopbop, and Bluefly to name a few.

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