If you laughed / scratched your head in bewilderment at the sartorial faux pas by the Topshop designers, I raise your disbelief and give you Gucci.
Yes, Gucci. Renowned fashion house, stalwarts of style, designs desired all over the world.
Are these the ugliest shoes ever? (this is a semi rhetorical question, if you can find an uglier pair then please let me know).
Gucci have gone to the trouble of giving these horrors a pretty name (Ilse, in case you were wondering) but the fact that this is succeeded by the description of “sock sandal” makes Ilse the girl no-one wants to be associated with.
And whilst Topshop’s jeans could be described as throwaway fashion at £45 (not by me, I hasten to add), these sandals cost an eye watering $1200 (that’s approx. £1000 at current exchange rates).
Now, in order to cater to the masses shouldn’t the inner foot come in lots of different colours, in the same way as foundation shades? Say, for example, you were wearing them under jeans and you were dark skinned, would people think you’d had your own feet amputated and were wearing prosthetics? I have a feeling I’m over thinking this, but enquiring minds need to know.
On the plus side (and there has to be one, right?) the sock part can be removed, leaving just the shiny red sandals. Phew.
Is this a designer look that will filter down to the high street? Expect to see sock sandals in a Primark near you soon!
Thanks, as always, for reading. x