Veal with a heel

Marc Jacobs bootsShoewawa picked this as their Ugly Shoe of the Week, and it is indeed hideous: “[Marc Jacobs has] taken it upon himself to spit on the very name of poor little calves. Made — literally — from calf hair, this is the designer equivalent of a farmyard petting zoo; and while I’m usually not averse to leather footwear, this pair just about makes me cry.” And if the appearance doesn’t bring tears, the price tag will: $998.95 at Zappos Couture, which describes them as “fierce and a bit funky.” If you say so, Zapp.

Addendum: I showed these (well, the picture anyway) to Trini; she found them to have no redeeming social value.


  1. Fetiche Nouvelle »

    2 November 2007 · 6:37 am

    It’s the furry fringe that ruins them. Otherwise, they’re not all that terrible, though the contrast between the platform and the upper should be made less dramatic.

    Love your blog. I didn’t know people were that humorous in Oklahoma!

  2. CGHill »

    2 November 2007 · 7:07 am

    It’s a natural consequence of our nine-season climate. (Right now we’re just accelerating into “Enough with the damn leaves already.”)

  3. fillyjonk »

    3 November 2007 · 6:08 am

    I’m inclined to agree with Trini. The fur fringes give the shoes sort of a Donald Trump quality, and not in a good way.

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