The Rise Of The Heel-Less Wonder

The illusion of floating is the new black.
Publish date:
July 27, 2011
shoppables, shoes, fun, nasty gal vintage, heel-less shoes

Black Magic Platform $118, Nasty Gal Vintage

I guess it's pretty obvious by now that I spend a large chunk of my time looking for bizarre shoes on the internet. Actually, I spend lot of time looking at shoes in general, hence the constant finding of weirdness, but I guess that's really just semantics.

This time though, I come bearing great news for all those in the world who have been looking to channel their inner Gaga or Daphne Guinness in a pair of sorta-heel-less shoes.

Now you too can be a heel-less wonder! A regular Sue-Ellen Mischke of the shoe world, walking around the world with the added bonus of being constantly in your tippy-toes. Because the stress of the world is nothing if you don't torture yourself a little in the midst of it (or like Johnny Rzeznik once sang, "yeah you bleed just to know you're alive"). Liberate yourself from the constant drag of comfort and practicality for the sake of wowing all those around you. Show off the fact that you rarely walk places and aren't ever far away from a manly hand that will lift you when you fall and when cobblestones are involved.

Yes, this shoe is the shoe for the new generation!

A part of me really hopes I get to see random people on the street and in the subway wearing these shoes though. I always love it when people commit themselves 100% to their look and there is a slight hint of subversion in the "common folk" as it were, rocking the shoes that their privileged contemporaries have deemed the ultimate status symbol. I guess in the end, I like not falling on my face all the time, but I'll support your right to fall on yours 'til the end.


Daphne Guinness pic via A White Carousel and Gaga pic via Stylelist.