Three Choices, All Bad

Ann Demuelemeester   $1,225.00

Dolce Vita $175.00

Chloe Sevigny – Opening Ceremony $650.00


God, when will these shoes go away? Who’s stupid enough to buy obtain the Ann D. version?

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27 Responses to Three Choices, All Bad

  1. I was just coming round to this style of shoe, you know how it happens familiarity breeds acceptance and now hurrah a bolt to knock me out of my stupor!

    I’ve also gone and declared my blog a no conforming place, I respectfully advised I wouldn’t break your trademark.

  2. arline says:

    I’m glad to know I am not alone in my hatred for these shoes.

  3. OMGGMAB says:

    No words adequately describe my disdain for these shoes. I think I am too ordinary to contemplate them.

  4. annemarie says:

    haha! remember you wanted the gray Surface to Air ones? I’m too lazy to go back through your posts to find it, but it’s there!

  5. anne says:

    I actually like the ann d’s–have you seen them in brown? I think that color looks cooler. however, they are less special to me than last year’s open lace-up sandal boot or the triple lace boot of a few years ago. and of course we are talking $$$.

  6. Ann says:

    You KNOW who’s going to obtain the Ann D pair. You KNOW!!!

    The Dolce Vita pair look like they came from Payless in comparison to the other two.

    I remain eternally grateful that this style has never done anything for me.

  7. I think that the Chloe is the most hideous of the three.

  8. andrea says:

    I think they all knocked up Paris brand Surface to Air. Fyi, the Ann boots in the first picture- sold out before they even hit Barneys selling floor! (in NY). What is going on with the price of shoes??

  9. andrea says:

    Oops, knocked OFF, not knocked up. but on second thought, maybe Ann D mated with Dolce Vita and gave us Chloe!

  10. Aloix says:

    I don’t mind them but I’m a sucker for black + silver hardware + straps.

  11. Eliza says:

    This style speaks to my inner child who’s still a teenage pseudo-goth. (Except for the open toe, which I’ve always found obscene.) Fortunately, I read a magazine in the doctor’s office ages ago with both Lindsay Lohan and Solange Knowles wearing the Jeffrey Campbell version and was quickly turned off.

  12. How about Buddha? says:

    Buying on the cheap keeps me from being a trend follower regardless of how ugly the trend. Last year’s Born at Marshall’s, for around $30, gets me through the summer (or whatever season).
    But . . . it would be nice to have $1000 for a pair of shoes and never have to worry what I should have spent the money on. Really, I’d be more than thrilled to to spend $100 on shoes and not worry it to death.

  13. MJ says:

    Because I’m boring and kind of butch like that, I’m just going to stick with my Docs and New Balances. Nothing says Suburban 40 year old like New Balances and chinos.

  14. Green Of Eye says:

    I hear you-these hurt my retinas. As for who is stupid enough to buy/obtain the Ann D version?I believe you had a rant on her not so long ago!

  15. Cricket9 says:

    I would not consider spending $30 on any of these – they are hideous and the prices are vomit- inducing. I’ve lost all respect that I ever had for Ann D.

  16. Cricket9 says:

    Now, these I would buy and wear – why, why they have to be too big???

  17. Faux Fuchsia says:

    These are Ugly Ugly Ugly Shoes.

    Who would wear this Horribleness on their feet?

    So Not Visionary.

  18. Alicia says:

    I never did get the point of these…ever…

  19. kenju says:

    Torture chambers, designed by people who hate women. They look like dominatrix’ shoes.

  20. Mary says:

    I have the black Surface to Air wedges and I fucking love them. The DV ones are a lame, horrid, fugly copy. Kind of like the AD but the price is a nonsense. Never mind.

  21. Sister Wolf says:

    annemarie – Yes, how could I forget?? I ended up buying them, and after weeks of remorse (and impossible to walk in them, too) I sold them on eBay. A huge relief.

  22. Love Ann D., not so much this shoe/boot/buckle hybrid.

  23. Aja says:

    I’m so glad I never liked these shoes 🙂 Every now and then I would start to bend but the stubborn portion of my brain would shout “what do you think YOU’RE doing?”

  24. Girl World says:

    nobody looks good in gladiator shoes, not even old roman dudes in the movies.

  25. Aimee- WTF! says:

    These shoes only belong on superheroes in the 90’s. And only because it was ridiculous.

  26. I can think of a couple of people who are dumb enough. Ugh, these shoes are not flattering on anyone and in some weird way remind me of RoboCop.

  27. Natty says:

    Well I love these shoes and have the Opening Ceremony ones. I wouldnt go as far as to call myself dumb though Natalie, maybe different but I am certainly not dumb. Hurrah for buckle up wedge shoe boot things, hurrah!

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