This Frightened Me!

I just clicked on “women” at Need Supply and this gave me a nasty shock. I was expecting some innocent pictures of the favored Need Supply model, with the tragic doodle-pad tattoos, wearing some crappy shorts or something, then WHAM!

Jeffrey Campbell is not safe for older people with heart problems. Or people with eyes.

Represent Fringe Platform, $175

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22 Responses to This Frightened Me!

  1. Do you think he got confused with the design brief? A bit of a misinterpretation of ‘make a fun house for a hamster’ with ‘practical shoes with height for the vertically challenged’.

  2. sam says:

    I’m one of those with eyes.
    Yikes!

  3. Cricket9 says:

    Crap, I was hoping that the fashion trend “let’s design the ugliest shoe in the whole world” would end by now – but no, it’s still going strong.
    If you fall in these, you may not be able to get on your feet -you’ll stay on your back, hopelessly waving your limbs around… maybe they should be sold with ski poles for this kind of situation.

  4. Ann says:

    …the hell? Those are awful!

  5. Grace says:

    Even more proof that Jeffrey Campbell hates us all.

  6. MG says:

    I swear to god….if they don’t stop making these hideous shoes I’m going to flip my shit. I want to know what dumbass bought these and what dumbass designed them on the pronto.

  7. Suspended says:

    I’ve never known such a bad decade for shoes. What ever happened to finesse? Even shoes from the 1970’s had more elegance and understanding of proportion.

    Excusing the tragic ugliness for just a second; Never trust the engineering of a shoe when it can’t sit flat on a surface. That heel wants to buck you backwards like an angry bronco just so everyone can laugh at your native American-brother creeper-70’s coffee table-fusion shoes.

  8. candy says:

    You are so funny! I can’t stop laughing, the way you say things. thank you

  9. Hayley says:

    These look just hideously hoof-like enough to be perfect for those “pony-inclined” folks you’ve blogged about in the past!

  10. Liz says:

    I like to imagine he sits in a room, surrounded by different fabrics, closes his eyes, and just starts darting around the room, high as a kite, creating ugly shoe after ugly shoe.

  11. honeypants says:

    The only good thing I can say about these is that $175 was A LOT less than I was expecting to be charged.

  12. patni says:

    hideous. His shoes are made for shit too. People always resell them too, and charge 40 and 50 bucks for used jeffrey campell. He must have paid off the devil.

  13. Taylor says:

    Bahhh I think this is supposed to look like Proenza Schouler. But it’s not working. I refuse to buy his shoes any more, unless he remakes the boots with the square toe. But I can’t handle any more tapestry/American flag/glitter/LITAstic shoes. I feel inundated by Jeffrey Campbell. There are other shoes in that price range that are way better quality and don’t look like something that belongs in a circus.

  14. Sister Wolf says:

    Suspended – “native American-brother creeper-70’s coffee table-fusion shoes” is the best description of a Jeffrey Campbell atrocity I’ve ever seen and I bow down to you. You should be writing this blog instead of me!

  15. Sister Wolf says:

    Taylor – Why do people buy this crap?!? Is it just tragic blogger girls or what?

  16. Sister Wolf says:

    Ann – They are an offense against humanity.

  17. Suspended says:

    Haha, you know, Sister, if I took over your blog you’d have to create another one just to slate my terrible grammar. I’m certain it would drive you mad.

    Anyway, this blog is perfect just the way it is. I always get a tiny pang of disappointment when I come here to find no new post. Your writing is always a joy, and we could all use a little more joy in our lives.

    Thank you
    xx

  18. gretchen says:

    you know, one good thing…it’s certainly killing any shoe lust and saving me money.

  19. kate says:

    I see girls walking around the mission wearing Jeffery Campbell shoes (an acquaintance spent her tax refund on some particularly ugly ones) looking smug and overdone. I may be a fashion victim, but my muse is the cherry blossom girl, so fortunately I invested in the old Chloe shoes that have the same impact but are, of course, much better quality and truly beautiful. It saddens me when a trend makes young, poor girls blind to that which is objectivity hideous.

  20. J.E. says:

    Ugly!

  21. Suspended says:

    Gretchen, I can’t recall a time when I’ve bought less shoes for my wife (or she has for herself.)

    It is definitely good timing. I’ve not been this skint in years.

  22. TheShoeGirl says:

    If I’ve learned anything from my blog it’s that you can’t talk shit on Jeffrey Campbell shoes. Or maybe You can but I cant.

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