A way-tall wedge

Patent buckle wedge sandals by Chloe

I remember looking at these and thinking, Migod, that’s high, but Style Spy spotted a pair of these in Austin — at The Domain, if you’re keeping score — and issued this recommendation:

Oh, those just tick all the boxes for me. Big, chunky, statement-y shoe (I’m still in the throes of this phase), patent leather — love, nice wide forefoot strap to keep ’em from biting into my tender white flesh, interesting monochrome buckle that gives good detail without distracting from the shape of the shoe, good sturdy ankle strap to keep ’em from falling off my hoof, Cinderella-like, as I trip down the palace stairs, fantastic neutral color that is going to go with everything.

Except for this minor detail:

Oh, and they’re $700.

Don’t think of it as seven hundred dollars: think of it as $140 per inch of height.


  1. fillyjonk »

    1 April 2009 · 7:16 am

    To me, they look a bit like a torture device. But then again, de gustibus and all that….

    I suppose if you have $700 to spend on a pair of shoes that most decidedly won’t go with most of the things in your wardrobe, you can also hire a couple of strong young men to carry you around so you don’t have to walk…

  2. Kirk »

    1 April 2009 · 8:23 am

    Until you got to the $700 price tag, I thought these might be an April Fools joke.

  3. Tatyana »

    1 April 2009 · 10:19 am

    or, you can think of it as 1/2 of your ideal handbag price tag…

  4. dervieno »

    1 April 2009 · 3:13 pm

    what…??? $700…???? :o

  5. Fetiche Nouvelle »

    1 April 2009 · 4:22 pm

    Oh, come on. I have several pairs of shoes higher than those.

    What turns me off are the absurd front buckles. Well, all the designers have their little fetishes.

  6. CGHill »

    4 April 2009 · 12:04 pm

    Have a look at what she bought instead.

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