they ellicit emotion

Do I love them?
Do I hate them?

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I JUST DON'T KNOW.

Comments

Anonymous said…
NO!!!
Paola
I'm not feeling love...
Priscilla said…
You know what it reminds me of? The shoe that people wear when one leg is shorter than the other.

But a cute one!
RW said…
not so much

*keen to hear your thoughts on fall fashion trends.
I don't know. Too plain? Look too much like some rubber rain shoes I had when I was a kid?
kayare said…
yes and no!
robiewankenobie said…
with tights? absolutely.
Paula said…
They're cute. Yes, with tights.
kmkat said…
They would indeed be very cute with tights, right up to the moment when you stepped on an irregularity in the sidewalk, twisted your ankle, and went flying onto the pavement. Ankle sprained or broken, wrist(s) perhaps broken from trying to break your fall, back wrenched from trying to save yourself.

I vote no, no matter how cute.
loretta said…
OMG! You had surgery on your foot? And your finger??

Seriously.... reminds me of Tiny Tim (the Dickens not the ukulele one...)
Jen said…
Exactly what Priscilla said. It looks like a shoe that's only available by perscription.
Anonymous said…
I think you should bring them home, try them on, snap some pics, and then decide. I might have more faith than your other commenters that you could carry them off.

jbhat
ingrid said…
i love them
(hangs head... seem to be in the minority here though)
Suzanne said…
They're so chunky & clunky that they would only work on someone with long, thin legs who is wearing a short skirt. Otherwise, they'd emphasize any heft or bulk in the thighs & calves.

But on a model with tights and a saucy little mini or perhaps skinny jeans, they could be cute. Which limits them to looking cute on less than 1 percent of the population... I'd like them better if they didn't have the wedge heel or if they maybe were T-strap; if it wasn't such an uninterrupted block of heaviness, it wouldn't look quite so orthopedic or corrective, IMHO.
Scot said…
I rarely comment on your dashion posts because, well, just because. However, my first impression, when I saw those shoes was "Wow those are really ugly!"
I wondered what they'd look like if you chopped about an inch to an inch and a half off the bottom. In an extremely geeky computer guy moment (or ten) I photoshopped the picture.
They dont look half bad. Pun intended.
Yeah, I'm bored.
Wow, you have a man reader - impressive.

Now, I can so see those with opaque tights on some leggy anorexic model on a runway.

On the rest of us? One word: Orthotic.

If they were knee-highs they'd be sexy, but as ankle boots? they look like those correctional shoes when one of your legs is shorter than the other.

On the plus side people would probably stand for you on public transport.
You know what ruins them - that zipper.

And - on second viewing, they're not even a boot, they're a shoe. The top needs to come up higher and that zipper needs to go.

Listen to me all shoe designer talk.


But really? They look like the sort of shoe you'd buy at the chemist.
Duyvken said…
I think you'd need to be tall.
Really tall.
Otherwise you'd look like a member of the Lollipop Guild.
And we don't want that now do we?
bunny said…
I agree with the stumpy-leg-orthopedic-gimpy comments. Just say no.
Loathe. Despise. Detest.
Stephanie said…
I hate, hate, hate.
Bill said…
I love them. They look like a shoe for you. Not for everyone, but you.

Robin
alice c said…
You wouldn't get through security at the airport on your way to Italy.
Saoirse said…
OMG! I am having visions of Sr. Marita Charles and Sr. Mary Joseph Osmond from back in the mid 1960's!!! Those were their shoes!!! Needless to say, they DO elicit emotion, but not of a positive sort--at least from moi!!
Sharon said…
Oh, man... I'm tempted to leave this anonymously... but I like them. With jeans.
kt said…
ewwwww.

elicit
to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke:

illicit?
1. not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful.
2. disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons.


Yes to both.

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