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Style File: The Scariest Shoes I’ve Ever Seen

October 10, 2012

I have seen some horrible shoes in my life time, but none compared to these featured on Yahoo! Shine.  The “Scary Beautiful” shoes have taken the term ugly shoes to a whole new level and even out shine the high heel ballerina shoes which I thought [then] were by far the ugliest shoes that shoe fetishes could ever consider having in their collection of horrific items.

But what’s even more odd is the designer of these shoes received a nomination for a design prize at Gerrit Rietveld Academie.  Who is behind the most unusual creation?  The shoes were a collaborative effort by Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg.

In spite their ugly appearance, I’d have to honestly say it’s a very genius idea.  With the standards on beauty being what they are in today’s society, someone had to take it and turn it around putting a whole different spin on what our standards of beauty are and how we see it.  I wouldn’t say these would be the kinds of shoes I’d wear out on the town, but to have more of like a show piece, something to gather around and hold discussions.  The uniqueness in the design is what sets them a part from other shoe designers.  Image from The 25th Century.

But can you actually strut down the street in them?  Can you drive in them?  Can you actually walk the red carpet in them?  The backwards heel style most likely has a lot of other shoe designers talking and wondering “what in the world” were they thinking?  As we all know there’s no limit set to creativity as long as it is kept within reasonable means and is not offensive to others.  These shoes have certainly caught my attention.

Click on over to Yahoo! Shine to read the entire article about the designers of these shoes and see what the mega craziness that’s got everyone’s attention.  And while you’re there, go to to check out “Crazy Beautiful.”


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