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.)