23.10.06

pieds de poisson

Logical?
Maybe not. At least I had not previously envisioned koi fish (those glorious, enormous goldfish often seen gliding around in tanks at Japanese restaurants) as a template model for shoes. But it seems there are designers out there besides Marc Jacobs who use fauna as inspiration for their footwear designs- a good thing of course (logical can be ever so boring), however a tail protruding from each heel is on par to me with having mouse ears poking out of your toes.

Exhibit A: Trainers from sneaker freaker

Exhibit B: Stilletoes I came across at a museum

Hmm. I won't be crying "here fishy, fishy" anytime soon, but I must admit that it would cheer up the workplace if everyone's shoes had little eyes and mouths (feelers, wings... when to stop?). Now if Rick Owens designed a pair of bat boots or something, I might reconsider...

8 comments:

Bombay Beauty said...

Nice picture from the Bata Shoe Museum! I used to live 2 minutes from there, and also work 2 minutes down the street. So on average I lived in the museum. My closet provides evidence of this fact.

Cheers,

BB

Moi said...

I want that black fish in my foot!.

Anonymous said...

Asics also had all of those magazine ads w/sushi themes. Odd...

ambika said...

Ha! I love koi so that's the most random transformation in my mind--fish to sneaker. Tho I do like the colors :)

Carissa said...

I must admit, the shoes are a bit creepy, but I would love to see someone wear them. Especially the heels, the stilletto shape is near to perfection!

unechicfille said...

I love funny fashion. I love thoose fishes.

More Dynamics said...

i love those tennis shoes, especially the eyes of the fish

marY said...

is the title of this post "feet of fish" or something like that? haha i'm terribly proud of my year of highschool french