Somehow I can’t see this

The very same technology that gave us the Headless Woman at the State Fair now brings us, um, “invisible shoes”:

Invisible Shoe by Andreia Chaves

Refinery 29’s Connie Wang explains, to the extent that this can be explained:

Native to Sao Paulo, Brazil, shoe-lady Andreia Chaves derives inspiration from the chaos and structure of her hometown, and visual puns from the likes of Maison Martin Margiela, Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, and Issey Miyake. What this means in plainsmen terms is this: These are shoes that will freak people out. Yes, we know that her “invisible shoe” is basically a wedge made of mirrors, and looks about as comfortable as the inside of Steve Buscemi’s mouth, but there’s really nothing that says “I’m a fashionista” like showing up at a party with your feet gone AWOL.

I have a feeling the Style Rookie would wear these in a minute, probably with Miu Miu.

(Via the Fug Girls.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    15 December 2009 · 1:22 pm

    So this is the sort of thing for which the phrase, “It’s done with mirrors!” was coined?

    (Be glad I didn’t go with my other option: some kind of LOLcat joke about “Invisible [x]”)

  2. Jennifer »

    15 December 2009 · 2:19 pm

    Strangely compelling. But hasn’t this been done by scores of middle school boys to look up skirts?

  3. CGHill »

    15 December 2009 · 2:25 pm

    “Not particularly successfully,” he said, staring off into the distance.

  4. McGehee »

    15 December 2009 · 3:34 pm

    I’ll be staying well out of kicking range, thank you.

  5. fillyjonk »

    15 December 2009 · 3:57 pm

    Yeah, and I suspect if you dropped a coffee cup or something on your foot while wearing these, that could be a real hazard. Not to mention the 7 years bad luck.

  6. unimpressed »

    16 December 2009 · 5:40 pm

    This thing looks like the shoe equivalent of the B1 Bomber…..but shiny.

  7. » Invisible shoes? »

    16 December 2009 · 10:49 pm

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  8. Population Statistic »

    17 December 2009 · 10:40 pm


    It doesn’t take a shoe fetishist to get wowed over this light-refracting fashion statement for the female foot:
    These are shoes that will freak people out. Yes, we know that her “invisible shoe” is basically a wedge made of mirrors, …

  9. Pippa »

    18 December 2009 · 12:26 am

    You’d think, since no-one can see them, that invisible shoes would be designed for comfort rather than style. Yet that doesn’t look very comfortable to me.

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