Christopher Kane loves an ugly shoe. Remember the crocs? Hideous! But he’s really outdone himself this time. Surely the goal of these shoes was to spawn adverse Internet reaction. There can be no other explanation for these:
What is happening here? It’s like a croc, an evening shoe, a rubber ducky and those hideous water shoes my mum used to make me wear when I went swimming in the lake at my cottage all went into that machine from The Fly. These are impressively hideous.
Much has been said of the “ugly-pretty” shoe over the past few seasons (bejeweled crocs! Fancy Birkenstocks! etc etc etc) – it’s a trend that Vogue endorses and I myself detest, but c’est la vie, I can’t “get” every trend. But these, these have gone too far. They’re so in-your-face revolting that they detract from an otherwise lovely collection. What does Kane gain by pairing these monstrosities with a gorgeous deconstructed dress, other than a couple quippy blog posts? And the worst part is that the other shoes he sent down the runway were delightful. Those little patent booties with the dangly chains? Sign me up! But these.. I am offended.
My only hope is that by taking the so-called ugly-pretty shoe (which can also just be called the “ugly” shoe) to it’s natural extreme, the trend can finally die. Please, for the love of god, let this be it.