New York magazine’s The Cut has a slideshow feature of the 50 Ugliest Shoes in History, and while “ugly” is of course in the eye of the beholder I’d defend Doc Martens and maybe even the Earth Shoe in terms of form following function some of these Dr. Moreauvian creations perhaps ought not to be beheld at all, and as it happens, of the two I like least, one has already been featured here. This is the other:
Said The Cut of the Brian Atwood “Charleston” peep-toe platform ankle boot, unleashed this year:
Dripping with a bordello’s worth of upholstery tassels, the “Charleston” has a Clydesdale look without the unsavory reality of actually killing and wearing a horse’s hoof.
Evidently and perhaps surprisingly to some I have a great deal of resistance to hooves in this context.
(Via Nancy Friedman, who also defends Docs.)