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Marc Jacobs Reverse Heel

During fashion week in New York, designer Marc Jacobs revealed his "backwards heel." It clearly fit into the surreal/dada theme of his runway show, but does it have a place on the street? And if it were truly a backwards shoe, wouldn't your heel touch the floor while your toes were pointed upwards? Hmmm...
Marc Jacobs reverse heel

Do you think the shoes are clever...or just plain whack?
Comments
what's next - foot binding?
ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:-(
#1 maggie z on 2007-10-06 07:45 (Reply)
I havent had a pair like this, but i loved them. they are so chic, I club alot and they call me Miss shoes, cause everything thats in the market as weird as it can be i have it.

love these!!!!!!!!where can i buy?
#1.1 Dominican babe on 2007-10-25 15:29 (Reply)
hey Miss Shoes! girl, you are going to have to do a LOT of work to get your hands on these...IF they make it into stores. start checking net-a-porter.com, eluxury, bergdorf's etc. mid-winter (when spring 08 merchadise starts rolling in)...and be willing to drop a couple hundo on these, too!! good luck (and let us know if you score some!) :-)
#1.1.1 The Budget Babe on 2007-10-25 18:52 (Reply)
I actually had a pair of shoes with a heel like that by John Fluevog like five years ago, they felt just like regular heels, its all about the angles! I liked them, and I got a lot of compliments, I think they're fun!
#2 Peaches (Homepage) on 2007-10-06 16:17 (Reply)
i must say....i don't quite get it. maybe this is just one of those things that are not meant for real life hahahahha.
#3 Debby on 2007-10-06 22:09 (Reply)
Unattractive things. Not meant for real life, certainly.
#4 Lynne on 2007-10-07 09:18 (Reply)
I'm with you! I don't have a problem with the shape per se--it's the hideous vestigial heel that really bugs me. haha ;-)
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2007-10-09 10:41 (Reply)
Wow I love those! Your post inspired me to take a closer look at the spring trends, especially these inverted heels. I love the bold color as well. So I say they are beyond clever.
#5 Fashionista86 (Homepage) on 2008-04-11 22:17 (Reply)
United nude have been making a shoe for many years called the 'Eamz Pump' which have a similar style to them. I have worn them in sandal, boot and shoe versions and they are really comfortable. They are slightly more engineered looking than the Marc Jacobs ones, but same principle. I can't wait to get my hands on a few pairs of his ones, i love them.
#6 Sally Ciioer (Homepage) on 2008-04-23 10:41 (Reply)
omigosh i freaking love these, esp. this particular design in that picture. i really really want a pair =) in the realm of pie-in-the-sky wish lists, this would be pretty darn near the top. i just don't have the $$$.
where can i buy another version??
#7 dakica on 2008-05-17 22:13 (Reply)
they are absolutely amizingly amazing and gorgeously gorgeous
soooooo stylish (just like me ;-)
#8 jenny on 2008-06-19 13:22 (Reply)
I have no idea why, but I love those heels!!!!! I wish I could get my hands on them.
#9 C on 2011-04-30 23:45 (Reply)
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