Some sort of hybrid

Smitty, once again reading HuffPo so I don’t have to, pointed me in the general direction of yet another fashion dust-up, which I present here on the honorable basis that I need material.

Shooties worn by Crown Princess VictoriaIn this particular instance, Swedish Crown Princess Victoria is presumably committing some fashion faux pas, not so much for wearing white after Labor Day — take a look at the link to see what I mean — but for finishing off the ensemble with the shortish bootlet you see at right. “Shoulda worn pumps,” complains the majority of the respondents to HuffPo’s inevitable poll.

I’m not so sure this shoe is all that terrible, though the name they gave it — “shooties,” a portmanteau of “shoe” and “booties” — is horrid in the extreme. At least it’s not open at the toe, which to me contradicts the very nature of a boot.


  1. fillyjonk »

    3 November 2010 · 7:36 am

    “Shooties” should be taken out and shot.

  2. Laura »

    3 November 2010 · 10:56 am

    I think they look too clunky to be worn with skirts. That’s just my opinion though.

  3. fillyjonk »

    3 November 2010 · 12:25 pm

    Maybe with a really long skirt. One long enough to cover them up ;)

    (I will admit to lusting after the Victorian-style lace-up high heel boots in Victorian Trading Company catalog, but being too cheap to buy them and too mistrustful of sizing in mail-order shoes. But those boots would also require a long or long-ish skirt, I think)

  4. Charles Pergiel »

    3 November 2010 · 5:49 pm

    Swedish style has always been a little, how should I say this, different?

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