That mule won’t work

Celine, the Shoe Girl, discovers that one of her idols may have, you should pardon the expression, feet of clay:

EVERY DAY I’ve been checking to see if the latest Miu Miu runway collection had been posted yet. Miu Miu is my current favorite as far as shoes go and I haven’t been disappointed… until… today.

Mule by Miu MiuThere follow pictures of new shoes in the (presumably spring/summer ’12) collection, each one just a little more ghastly than the one before, until finally she just can’t take it anymore:

I’m sorry and I HATE saying negative things about a designer I respect SO much and look up to immensely but I just don’t have any positives here. I don’t like the shape, the colors, the details… I’m so confused!

These ones are the worst! Putty/tan/beige??? A MULE??? Oh say it isn’t so!

Her commenters weren’t particularly impressed either, which suggested that mine would be utterly revolted — or maybe not. We’re an eclectic bunch around here.


  1. GradualDazzle »

    10 October 2011 · 9:21 pm

    Gag. Put a check mark beside “Utterly Revolting” for me. Yeesh. It’s like Vivienne Westwood slept with a cowboy boot.

  2. CGHill »

    10 October 2011 · 9:23 pm

    Now there’s an image I could have gone all week without imagining. :)

  3. Luther »

    10 October 2011 · 9:25 pm

    Your example reminds me of ballet slips, except more painful, even with the added heel support. A precarious stand. Or, Chinese foot binding. Nothing appealing at least, to my mind.

  4. Nicole »

    10 October 2011 · 10:59 pm

    Not attractive, nor even attractive on a foot. Blech.

  5. canadienne »

    10 October 2011 · 11:41 pm

    Besides being ugly, those shoes look downright painful. Are shoes not being designed for human feet anymore?

  6. Dick Stanley »

    11 October 2011 · 12:30 am

    Ouch. That F-me shoe has gotta hurt.

  7. fillyjonk »

    11 October 2011 · 7:14 am

    Yeah, I agree with the “Wow, that looks spectacularly uncomfortable.” It’s like Barbie Foot in real life.

    Also, what’s the whitish thing on the side of the shoe?…it almost looks like an eye or something, like they were going for a literal “mule” look.

  8. Tatyana »

    11 October 2011 · 10:24 am

    They look like cartoon version of national Mongol boot

  9. nightfly »

    11 October 2011 · 12:57 pm

    I must be slow… aren’t shoes supposed to be worn on feet? What possible foot fits into shoes like these? If we scroll up on the picture, will we be greeted by some Lucasian CGI idiocy?

  10. Lynn »

    11 October 2011 · 1:15 pm

    I’m actually sort of attracted to the weirdness of them, especially the boots and the last pair of shoes but everyone is right that they are not made for a normal human foot.

  11. Duyen Ky »

    11 October 2011 · 3:30 pm

    I never much liked Miu Miu’s shoes. This will not change my mind.

  12. CGHill »

    12 October 2011 · 6:16 pm

    Not quite unanimous, but close enough. Miu Miu gets an Eww Eww.

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