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Finally! Some decent-looking fish flip flops
09.08.2017
09:35 am
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Summer is almost over, but it doesn’t mean there’s still isn’t time to sport some fish flip flops. Why not? There’s not really much to say about these except… here they are in all their fishy glory.

From the semi-English product description:

  • polypropylene
  • Dare to be little eccentric, new trend.
  • MD sole. MD is a lightweight, elastic and shockproof material for making soles.
  • Funny indoor slipper. Fish-shaped slippers, a great gift and collection.
  • With high density, high elastic anti-skidding sole, no glue, light not only, more wear-resisting.
  • Suitable for beach, swimming, and other leisure casual occasions. Easy to wear and wash.

 
These fishy flip flops sell for $25.99 here.


 

 
via Boing Boing

Posted by Tara McGinley
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09.08.2017
09:35 am
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Neiman Marcus is selling destroyed high-top sneakers for ONLY $1,425!
05.04.2017
09:04 am
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First it was the $2,145 Balenciaga handbag that looked a little too much like the iconic blue IKEA bag, then it was Nordstrom pimping $425 jeans with fake mud on ‘em (or was that supposed to be shit?)  AND NOW THERE IS THIS, ladies and gentlemen: $1,425 DESTROYED high-top sneakers in yellow and white. You heard me. Destroyed gym shoes for the low, low price of $1,425.

Who the hell would buy these? Really who would buy these?

The shoes are designed and manufactured by French luxury fashion house Maison Margiela. Neiman Marcus is selling them. There’s currently a “friends and family” 25% off code going on Neiman’s site right now if you need an extra incentive to purchase them.

Or I’ll destroy your shoes for a mere 500 bucks. Cheap!


 

 
With thanks to Edward Ludvigsen!

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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05.04.2017
09:04 am
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‘Fuck Off’ shoes are perfect for the summertime
03.20.2017
04:06 pm
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Since summer is approaching, I thought I’d post about these “Fuck Off” shoes by Raised by Wolves. I’m a person who normally hates sandals or slides, but there’s no getting around not wearing them if you’re at the beach or a pool.

They come in red, white and black. The black is perfect if you don’t want to be so bold with your “fuck off.” What’s even more likable about these shoes is they’re inexpensive. They sell for $39.00 here.


 

 
via Kraftfuttermischwerk

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Cunning stunt: Saucy footwear aims to reclaim the word ‘C*NT’

Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.20.2017
04:06 pm
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‘Do you have this octopus in my size?’ The surreal shoes sculptures of Costa Magarakis
10.25.2016
09:49 am
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These boots aren’t made for walking—they’re sculptures designed by Costa Magarakis—a Greek-born artist who is now based in “a Shoe Galaxy some ‘step years’ away…”

Costa makes shoe sculptures because he believes every “shoe has its own personality and a story to tell.” His influences come from “everywhere” but the Victorian era is his favorite.

His sculptures are produced thru a long and laborious process in which each shoe is made “suitable for molding.” Once the old boot is softened up, Costa adds fiberglass resin and a variety of diverse materials including bronze, glass, wood, paint, fantasy and love.

The finished sculptures cost between $500 and $1,200+ each and can be purchased via Costa’s Etsy page—where he trades under the name SpiderJelly.

Check out more of Costa’s work on his website.
 
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More surreal shoe sculptures, after the jump…
 

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Posted by Paul Gallagher
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10.25.2016
09:49 am
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Cthulhu Approved: High-heeled tentacle shoes
10.06.2016
09:30 am
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Totally insane-looking—and probably not practicable footwear—tentacle high-heeled shoes made by fashion designer, costume designer and shoe designer Kermit Tesoro. I can’t imagine walking in these. Hell, I can’t even walk in heels to begin with!

I just checked out Kermit Tesoro’s Facebook page to see if he had any other equally freaky high-heeled designs and it looks like he’s also got a Venus flytrap shoe. Why not? Again, probably totally impractical unless you’re Lady Gaga or a Japanese porn star. Why can’t someone just make sensible shoes that look like alien creatures eating your feet?


 

“EQUILIBRIA” by Kermit Tesoro (2016)
 
All images via Kermit Tesoro on Facebook

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Amazingly detailed octopus coffee table
Cthulhu Priestess: ‘Our Lady of Squid’ figurine
Dainty teacups filled with Cthulhu and other eldritch creatures
Feed your fictional cosmic entity fetish with these leather ‘Cthulhu’ masks
H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu gets the anime treatment
Raise a glass to Cthulhu at the Lovecraft Bar

Posted by Tara McGinley
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10.06.2016
09:30 am
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That time Werner Herzog lost a bet and had to eat his shoe
09.29.2016
09:58 am
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You’re only as good as your word. That’s what I was always told when I was young. Never say something unless you mean it. That was another. Both taught me that words had meaning, purpose, importance—their own intrinsic value—a kind of verbal contract.

(I believe you lovely Americans phrase it “Don’t let your mouth write a check your ass can’t cash.”)

German film director Werner Herzog is a man of his word. You can trust him. You know if he says he is going to do something—well, hell, he’s going to do it. Or at least try his damnedest. And here’s the proof…

Sometime in the late 1970s, Werner Herzog made a bet with a young filmmaker named Errol Morris. Herzog said he would he eat his shoes if Morris ever got round to making a film. Herzog had listened to this young wannabe filmmaker go on and on and on about the kind of films he was going to make—one day. Of course he did, but no one knew that then. Anyway, somehow all Morris’s talk about his great big movie plans never seemed to come to fruition. It was this seeming lack of purpose that irked Herzog and led to his now legendary bet.

Herzog met Morris at Pacific Film Archive (PFA) on the University of California, Berkeley campus. Morris was studying philosophy but ditched it in order to spend time hanging out with all the other filmmakers congregating round the PFA. It was here Morris first met and became friends with Herzog.

Morris was movie buff—he particularly liked film noir. He also had a great interest in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and the true exploits of killer Ed Gein upon which the film was based. Herzog shared this macabre interest.

In 1975, Morris and Herzog hatched a plan inspired by their joint fascination with Gein. The pair agreed to travel to Gein’s home in Plainfield, Wisconsin, where they would disinter the killer’s mother to find out if it was at all possible for Gein to have dug her up. Of course, being a man of his word, Herzog traveled to the location and waited patiently for Morris to arrive. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Morris was a no-show. This led Herzog to abandon their joint venture.
 
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Herzog on his way to eat his shoes.
 
In 1976, Herzog returned to Plainfield during filming of his movie Stroszek. Here he found Morris living in a small apartment next to Gein’s house. Morris had spent almost a year interviewing residents about the cannibal killer.

Herzog offered Morris work on his latest feature. He also gave Morris an envelope crammed with $2,000 in cash to go and finally start making a film. Morris rejected the money, tossing the envelope out of a window into a parking lot. Herzog went out to the lot, retrieved the money, and told Morris never to do that again. This time Morris took the money.

He used it to research a new film idea about a particularly “gruesome form of insurance fraud” where individuals have a limb amputated in an accident to claim megabucks insurance money. Morris visited “Nub City”—the place where all these fraudsters lived. But he gave up on the idea after receiving death threats. Instead, he decided to make another documentary, this time about a pet cemetery in Napa Valley. This was Gates of Heaven.

When Herzog heard Morris had given up on his amputation film and was now talking about some new idea about dead animals, he wagered Morris that he would eat his shoes if Gates of Heaven was ever made. Whether this was meant as a joke, or a bit of encouragement, or was in fact a genuine bet is a moot point: Herzog (as we know) is a man of his word. He made the bet. Morris had made his first film.

Now Herzog would eat his shoes.

Watch Werner Herzog eat his shoe, after the jump….

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Posted by Paul Gallagher
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09.29.2016
09:58 am
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Sky-high boots and platform shoes worn by David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, AC/DC, Keith Moon & more
03.10.2016
09:09 am
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Marvin Gaye’s signature silver platform boots made by Gaye’s wife, Janis, 1970s
 
As I’m sure many of the more academic readers of DM are aware, the history of guys strutting around in big heels goes all the way back to the Baroque period when it was considered to the calling card of a truly “masculine” kind of man. Oh yes. Wearing heels made you taller and being taller made one appear more menacing. And for men in positions of power or prestige, being intimidating was helpful with ensuring that you maintained your position in society. Aristocrats and elites like Charles II of England were often depicted in paintings wearing high-heeled footwear. 
 
An early version of AC/DC with vocalist Dave Evans looking very glam (far left) with Angus and Malcom Young
An early version of AC/DC with vocalist Dave Evans looking very glam (far left) with Angus (the only one not wearing heels) and Malcolm Young.
 
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David Bowie, 1970s
 
Johnny Thunders and David Johansen of the New York Dolls, 1973
Johnny Thunders and David Johansen of the New York Dolls, 1973
 
Plenty more platforms and manly man masculine high-heels after the jump…

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Posted by Cherrybomb
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03.10.2016
09:09 am
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Trump your feet: Shoes that look like the Donald’s hairdo
02.23.2016
12:06 pm
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Shoes by Gucci that look like Donald Trump’s hair (the shoes are on the right)

In a move that sure seems intentional, purveyors of high-end fashion, Gucci, have put out a slipper made from goat hair that looks just like the mythical mop on top of the current GOP Presidential front runner’s head.
 
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Princetown Goat-Hair Mule, in “New Natural” $1,800
 
Gucci’s “Princetown Goat-Hair Mule’s” retail for a whopping $1,800 and like most of their high-end footwear, are difficult to track down despite their uncanny resemblance to what people refer to as Trump’s “hair.” It’s important to note that Gucci dyed the goat hair (imported from China just like many of The Donald’s signature clothing line items), in order to achieve its, er… Trumpy hue that Gucci describes as “New Natural.”

Yikes.
 

 

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Trump your cat: The Internet takes on Donald Trump’s hair and WINS!

Posted by Cherrybomb
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02.23.2016
12:06 pm
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Awesome, totally awesome: They put Jeff Spicoli’s shoes on Jeff Spicoli’s shoes
05.20.2015
08:47 am
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Man, when I was a kid EVERYONE wanted a pair of checkerboard Vans just like Jeff Spicoli wore in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. At that moment in time, that was the epitome of cool.

But you know what’s a million times cooler than Jeff Spicoli’s pair of checkerboard Vans?

Jeff Spicoli’s checkerboard Vans on a pair of Vans!
 

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The super-talented Alexis Winslow designed this pair for a charity art show. Her piece, “The Creation of Spicoli,” is a not-so-subtle homage to Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,”  featuring Spicoli as Adam and, of course, Mr. Hand as God.
 

 
This pair is hand-painted and hand-embroidered.
 

 
The backs of the shoes feature the infamous Fast Times at Ridgemont High quotes, “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Dice,” and “Learn it, Know it, Live it.”
 

“What are you people? On DOPE?”

The artist’s website is here.

Posted by Christopher Bickel
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05.20.2015
08:47 am
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Cunning stunt: Saucy footwear aims to reclaim the word ‘C*NT’
02.20.2015
06:04 pm
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Ladies, are you sick of “c*nt” being used as a derogatory term? Let’s re-appropriate that word to mean “fantastic” or simply “badass.” We can start this revolution by donning a pair of these plush black velvet C*NT flats by Los Angeles-based footwear brand YRU. In gold-threaded embroidery, the right foot has the letters “CU” and the left, of course, finishes it off with the “NT.”
 
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Say it loud and proud…

via White Girl Problems

Posted by Rusty Blazenhoff
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02.20.2015
06:04 pm
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Booze shoes: FINALLY liquor-concealing lace-ups! (Unfortunately they’re terrible)
12.30.2014
10:52 am
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As a lover of both drugs and fashion, the idea of booze-filled shoes fulfills a sort of James Bond fantasy of mine, wherein one—that would be me—gets to pretend they’re being classy, but ultimately they’re just getting secretly, stylishly sloshed. Unfortunately, these “Johnnie Tan Leather Brogues” fail in both form and function. First of all, the shoes do not conceal the liquor! Not only is there a peekaboo window on the bottom off the heel, the neck of the mini-bottles poke out from the back! For $489, I want to be able to go to church in those things!

There are aesthetic issues too. The shoes are a promotion for Johnnie Walker (Scottish shoes for Scottish whisky), and while the classic shape of the shoe is pretty unobjectionable, the branding is really heavy-handed. In addition to two mini-bottles of liquor sticking out from your feet, you got the “JW” in large, high-contrast stitching on the back heel, plus the Johnnie Walker “Striding Man” logo on the outer heel. Even if I liked Scotch (which I strongly suspect is actually just a plot to pour bog water into good whisky), I think this would be a little too much of a “walking” advertisement for most people (get it?).

I’ll bet I could produce something more covert (and cuter) by hollowing out a pair of wedges for mini-flasks (and at less than half the price!), but if you’re willing to forgo subtlety altogether, may I suggest a jaunty chapeau de la brewski instead?
 

 

 

 

Posted by Amber Frost
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12.30.2014
10:52 am
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You stepped in something: Smiling poop emoji shoes
10.16.2014
09:28 am
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How much would you pay for a pair of shoes covered in feces? $50,000? $100,000? Money is no object for a thing of such value, but you don’t need to break the bank to snag a pair of these… er…. shitty kickers! Betabrand has almost met their crowdfunding goal for a run of cute sneakers adorned in a “discreet” poo emoji print (only $70.40 for a pledge, a discounted rate for fine footwear covered in cute crap, right?). Sure, sure, but you’re walking around in permanent poo-shoes already. Isn’t pattern kind of… pretty? A tessellation of turds!

Fecal fractals, if you will.
 

 
Also, apparently these shoes are made from some kind of space-age material… if you’re into that sort of thing. I would remind you that NASA is responsible for the success of Tang, and to quote Buzz Aldrin, “Tang sucks.” Toilet humor and cute footwear however, is timelessly great, according to anyone who matters. If you still gotta, here are the specs, the video below lays out the case for a decidedly unshitty pair of crap-covered shoes.
 

 
Via Betabrand

Posted by Amber Frost
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10.16.2014
09:28 am
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Exorcist ‘81: Odd shoe ad from the ‘80s
09.08.2010
05:39 pm
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What does this mean? Seriously. Is Wonder Exorcist Woman selling us shoes? There’s so much inexplicable going on here my brain hurts.

Posted by Tara McGinley
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09.08.2010
05:39 pm
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