Dsquared2’s “Skate Moss” Shoes

Posted on December 27, 2011

Because, darlings, you’re all looking way too stable walking around on your 6-inch heels and fashion simply must come up with a way to make you all walk very slowly and carefully.

DSquared2 fall 2011 collection




And the sad part is, these are all fabulous designs – except for the fact that you have to walk on a blade. We already know the answer to this one but we do so like to watch all the veins in your necks explode with rage:

DSquared2’s “Skate Moss” boots: YEA or NAY?

 

 

[Photo Credit: elle.com, dsquared2.com]

    • Joyce VG

      NAY!  These shoes want us to die!  (but they are kinda fierce)

      • Anonymous

        Concept for new tv show:  “Designers Who Hate Women – And the Women Who Wear Their Designs.”  There will be no shortage of content

        • Anonymous

          Thank you. I am so sick of seeing these sort of shoes.

    • Anonymous

      I cannot stand Dsquared.  Ever since their TV show, I have found them ridiculous and cannot take them seriously as designers.

      • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

        Oh god, totally agree, they were horrible!

      • Anonymous

        ditto.

      • Anonymous

        Have you really ever taken them seriously as designers? I sure haven’t.

      • Anonymous

        What the Dr. said. Blech.

    • Anonymous

      Oh god, I shouldn’t but I want these.

      • Anonymous

        I sort of feel the same way, but I’d have to wait until I was disgustingly rich enough to pay people to lay those rubber mats they have at skating rinks in my path wherever I went.

        • Anonymous

          Yup, I can see Gaga having her minions place those mats so that she can skate around on these!

        • Anonymous

          Yup, I can see Gaga having her minions place those mats so that she can skate around on these!

    • Anonymous

      LOL – that is hilarious! Overdesiiiiiiiigned!

      • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

        I love you for this: “Overdesiiiiiiiigned!”

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Coming to a steampunk convention near you…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1260924501 Frank Butterfield

        Exactly!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MNMVM2GPVUEIOJXBOSLCXKAW4U judy brown

          And the poor steampunk girls to chiropodists, eventually.

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      Nay for dumb puns.

    • Anonymous

      YEA because I for one love witty fashion show statements!

      Because these MUST BE A JOKE, RIGHT???!!!! No one would seriously sell, let alone *wear* such deadly things! They make backless/hoof/claw/gun shoes look like Grasshoppers!

      • Anonymous

        Well, if Bayonetta can work them… And they are probably essential for half of Chloë Sevigny’s spy incarnations.

        • Anonymous

          Bayonetta’s shoes are literally guns. I love that bitch.

    • Call me Bee

      NAY–beautiful designs–just horrifyingly…stupid…aargh I can’t even think of words to describe how bad this is.  If anyone came over wearing those, they’d have to leave them at the door rather than cutting up my floors.  Or falling off of them and suing me. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/laurenjeanstm Lauren St Martin

      Well, I do live in Minnesota, the land that is half covered by water, and three quarters of the year its frozen, so who knows? Could be a very stylish skate that I could wear everywhere!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13953311 Missy Covington

        I know! I’m all, “I live in MN…these are fashionable and a feasible, functioning winter boot!” (Well, not for the cold, but you know.)

        • Anonymous

          I love it! Hockey chic!

        • http://customerlove.me LaVonne Ellis

          Exactly! I grew up in MN and walked home in my skates from the skating rink every night during winter. They’re not hard to walk on at all, actually.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know, I can’t imagine trying to keep my balance wearing these on ice!

    • Anonymous

      Oooh puhlease! I’m with drdirection. Dsquared just annoyed  me from the very first time I saw them on whatever it was (Issac Mizrahi?). Just too cute. And these boots/skates are simply insane–I suppose my other least favorite fashion icon will snatch them up in a second (if she hasn’t already). And we can all go Gaga over them.

      • Anonymous

        Launch My Line, one of Bravo’s failed attempts to recover from the loss of Project Runway. Isaac had The Fashion Show, which was not bad in concept but failed in execution.

    • Anonymous

      That’s not even good old simple attention whoring design anymore – this has crossed the border to desperate. So: nay!

    • Anonymous

      I want them as real ice skates!   Ok…maybe with a little bit lower heel.

    • Judy_J

      No. Just no. 

    • Anonymous

      YIKES! Have you ever seen the way figure skaters walk when they have their skates on? (Apparently Dsquared2 hasn’t.)

      I’m thinking that the only person who will like these is the East German judge.

      –GothamTomato

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1260924501 Frank Butterfield

        “I’m thinking that the only person who will like these is the East German judge.”  FTW!

      • Anonymous

        As a skater myself, I know exactly how annoying walking with skates is. Wouldn’t touch these if you paid me to. (Well, okay, it would depend on how /much/ you paid me to do it…)

        Though, as TLo says, the shoes sans blade are kind of fabulous.

        • Anonymous

          As a fellow skater, the idea of putting heels on skates honestly pisses me off. Skates are shoes for ATHLETES, and they are 100% about function, not look. You’d think that the ice would be at least one location where women wouldn’t be pressured to wear painful high heels. I mean, I love high heels… but the more someone tells me I HAVE to do something, the less I want to. Let me at least do my freaking sport without having to worry about it!

          • Anonymous

            amen!

          • Anonymous

            Serious question: Would it even be possible to skate in these if they were real blades? High heels change posture, weight distribution and foot position when walking, and therefore must also in skating — so what would happen? I personally am able merely to go forward, stop and do one turn on skates, so I can’t even begin to assess the question. I am guessing that no, not even Johnny Weir could do anything athletic in these, but what about basic skating mechanics?

            • Anonymous

              I kind of doubt it. The tripod effect of the two shorter, front “blades” added to the basic center “blade” is probably designed for stability (ha ha) rather than function.

    • Anonymous

      NAY, in that the stupidity annuls the potential fierceness.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

      NAY

    • Anonymous

      Stupid. Hope they don’t sell any. Hope anyone stupid enough to wear them does not intend to breed and pass on their ‘intelligence.’
      Without the blade gimmick they are perfectly cute but nothing new & exciting.

      Yeah, that would be a NAY.

    • Mariah J

      NO

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Bless those models for making it work, fuck Dsquared for tedious misogyny, and my kingdom for a pair of these without the blades.

      The NAY is silent.

    • Anonymous

      Yea as a cool design idea. Nay in practice. Reminds me of this scene from Blades of Glory
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FjtqjzPiDs

      • Anonymous

        lmao, that’s perfect!

      • Anonymous

        Klunen! :)
        Those shoes are a perfect example of ‘sitting down shoes only’. Nay.

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      My floors! My floors! My beautiful refinished imported salvaged English Oak floors!

      • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

        Haha. I’m not allowed in my sister’s newly refinished kitchen with her gorgeous cherry floors with my shoes on. I can only imagine the horror she and her hubby would display if I ever showed up in these insane “shates,” “skoes,” or whatever the heck they are.

        • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

          SHATES. Love that.

        • http://twitter.com/Kaptain_Killjoy Nimith

          Oh now I can’t get the image of a model holding a pair of shake-weights while wearing a pair of shates out of my head.

      • http://profiles.google.com/withano Loren S

        As a figure skater, I had the opposite reaction: Doesn’t anyone realize what walking on hard surfaces DOES to skate blades?????

        • Anonymous

          Same here. I’ve been skating too long not to have a visceral reaction to the idea of walking on hard surfaces in skates.

    • J Dreesen

      i just had some scary thoughts about a sequel to Single White Female.  these things are a helluva weapon.

    • http://twitter.com/thedogsmother thedogsmother

      WHY do my sister women put up with this stuff?!?!?! Footbinding next???

      • Anonymous

        I was just thinking design houses could bring the Spanish boot back and lo it would fr*cken sell.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WRB4WLBH3SHWTIN3GOND3ES76Q Kim (azshadowwalker)

        Some of us are smart enough to tell “fashion” to go fuck itself.  So, we don’t.

    • Anonymous

      On a second look, maybe it’s made for runway styling purposes (stupid anyway) and will be sold with the “skate” optional? 

    • Anonymous

      anyone who knows me knows if i could both balance on & afford them i would buy them immediately. so there.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Is there video of the models walking in these? Because I **HAVE** to see that.

      • Sara__B

         Yes. Google DSquared2 Fall 2011 and then click videos. The models have no trouble at all with them.

    • Cathy S

      What the hell?

    • Anonymous

      Third post about this… Does anyone know what the relationship with Kate Moss is that calls for the use of her name on these things?

    • Anonymous

      What would Naomi Boitano do?

    • Anonymous

      I’m willing to sacrifice comfort for beauty on occasion, but I would like to avoid ankle/knee/hip surgery for as long as possible.

      Hell NAY.

    • http://www.facebook.com/WendyLKaufman Wendy Kaufman

      HA! I just returned a cheaper Jeffrey Campbell version of these. They were cute, but I was sure that I either looked like an idiot, or barring that, that I’d fall off them and get a compound fracture–and they were wooden, and were wider at the bottom. I am so over 6″ heels. Can we return to 4″ please?

      Here are the Campbell versions….they predate the D2.
      http://www.solestruck.com/solestrucksearch.do?txtSearch=Skate&gclid=CO738vCbo60CFQVvhwod_0WqlA

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        Those are actually quite beautiful.

        • Anonymous

          Agreed!

      • MilaXX

        Those are really nice! Oh that I was still able to rock a super high heel.

      • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

        oooh, I got the brown ones (by far the most I have ever spent on a pair of shoes, though I am sure they cost far less than the Dsquared2 ones), and I loooooove them. Most of the height is platform, so they really are not hard to walk in at all, although dancing is another story, as I discovered when taking a turn about the room with my 5-yr-old! I think they might be my favorite pair of shoes I have ever owned…

        http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=23431075&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump&color=020&selectedProductSize=false

        • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

          I christened them my “Hans Brinker boots.” :)

    • Anonymous

      Perfect for the fashion conscious ninja. Any kick maneuver would immediately cause severe injury and likely death from arterial bleeding.

    • Anonymous

      aesthetically i give them a big ol’ YAY, but i know practicality earns them an equally large NAY. i saw beyonce wearing them somewhere, and even whilst preggers, she handled them as easily as flats ~ but she’s as much of a pro as any seasoned drag queen, and so not a great example i suppose.

    • Anonymous

      Silly.

    • Anonymous

      NAY! But, I adore them…except for the obvious. Skating blades? WTH? Ridiculous. They could come in handy if you were being mugged, though.

    • Anonymous

      As art pieces for display in a gallery as Pop Art: Yea. As real footwear: Nay. And I will continue to pray for decent flats to become the norm.

    • Anonymous

      Jesus fuck.

      Nay.

    • Sara__B

      I was surprised to watch the runway models stomp along with stability in these wicked shoes. I like the looks of them without the blades, and a lot of young women are going to love them WITH the blades. NAY for me, but YEA for anyone who wants to attempt them.

    • Jennifer Hamner

      They would have been perfect for the PR:S2 episode where they made ice skating outfits. ;-)  (It still makes me mad the Emmett was eliminated.)

    • Sara__B

      Not suitable for air travel.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRM766RS56X25A5742XLACK2LM Sam

      What the hell is this nonsense?

    • Anonymous

      Nay, because don’t put your logo on the blade.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Misogynists.

    • mrspeel2

      Love the name. That is all.

    • Anonymous

      i just cant…nay

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo VicksieDo

      Why do designers hate women so much?  These are dangerous!  Whatever!!!!!!!!!

    • Sarah Lynnae

      I love them. I do. Could I wear them? Nope. But that’s true for almost any heel over 2 inches. I’m clumsy and poorly coordinated and I regularly fall down, go boom.

    • Anonymous

      Yea, they are freaking fabulous, I can’t wait to see Gaga rock them.
      As a mere mortal I can’t afford them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

      Those bitches be crazy.

    • Anonymous

      Check it out!  They are ON SALE!!! 

      Minus the blades, even as impractical as they are, I would totally be lusting after them.

    • Anonymous

      No vein exploding here. They are kind of cool looking but certainly gimmicky. I’ll vote yea on concept, nay on practicality.

    • Anonymous

      Johnny Weir would totally rock these.

    • Anonymous

      They remind me of pattens worn way back to protect your feet from street gunk and grime. 

    • MilaXX

      I can’t even work up enough steam to be mad at this. It’s too silly for that. Nay of course.

    • http://twitter.com/SparklyCasanova UglyCasanova

      Sometimes Fashion runs into the world of ridiculousness.  This is one of those times.

    • Anonymous

      I fail to see how they would be any more uncomfortable/impractical than 6-inch heels are anyways …

    • Anonymous

      Who pays to replace the carpets those things cut to shreds?

    • Lauren Maier

      YEA.  Because they look awesome.  NAY.  Because I trip in kitten heels, I would wind up breaking my neck in these.  But they do look pretty and gothic.  :3

    • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

      Nay – Since they’re 3-pronged in front I don’t think these’d be too hard to walk in, but they’re sadly overdesigned.  Needed to do something less involved with the boot on these.  Meh.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I think you’re right.  If you look at how they’re made (bottom picture)

        http://www.dsquared2.com/us/pump_cod44359931tv.html

        you’ve got three rubberized (like built-in blade covers) blades strategically angled, with the stiletto part attached to the sole.  Certainly more floor-gripping assistance than you get with most stilettos, as dangerous as they look.

        But still overdesigned.

        • Dani Colman

          Damn – here I was hoping for some stylish but ice-worthy skates.  If I could do a fabulous triple-axel in these, they’d be a YAY, but for sheer let-down it has to be a NAY.  Of course, if I could do a triple-axel in anything…

    • Patsye Peebles

      Do they hate women?  Great way to break ankles and maybe necks!  The boots are great but putting them on blades is so ridiculous I wish they would be laughed out of fashion.  Shades of ancient feet binding!

      • Anonymous

        this reminds me of an episode of ANTM – were Tyra actually forced the models to risk breaking/spraining their ankles and I believe one did.  It was painful and kind of disgusting to watch.

    • Anonymous

      Yea.  Suffering is part of fashion.

    • Jolene Barnett

      Betcha $5 Miss Beckham will be sporting them.

    • Anonymous

      Just because something CAN exist, doesn’t mean it should. These guys have all the design talent of a Kardashian. NAY.

    • Anonymous

      Looking at them a second time they’re not as bad, but still NAY on principle. You don’t wear skates off the ice, just like you don’t wear shoes on the ice. They don’t actually look that hard to walk in, but still.

      Though I’d love that first pair without the blades…

    • Anonymous

      Misogyny, here’s your shoe…

    • Mez Charney

      Just went to the website. They sell non-skate versions of these. Also, the skate ones aren’t actually blades, they’re basically metal platforms in several pieces. I would totally wear these, with skates and without. If only I have several thousand dollars to spend on shoes. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathy-Wainwright/100000148938896 Kathy Wainwright

      Hilarious and freakish. My husband plays hockey so had to show him. “Those aren’t real are they?”

    • Anonymous

      It’s obvious that Dsquared is over Lady Gaga and has decided it’s time for her to die to spare us. They know she won’t be able to resist their deadly charms.

    • Anonymous

      I think all fashion designers should be made to wear their own clothes/shoes/accessories for a week before foisting them off on the unsuspecting public. These boots have crossed the line from high fashion to some kind of absurd self-conscious parody of high fashion.

    • Anonymous

      What the *%^&()$#!!!!!  My ankles hurt just looking at the pictures!

    • Anonymous

      Nay.   Gimmicky. 

      I’d lmao seeing someone try to get past TSA in these. 

    • http://wipgirl.wordpress.com/ kristel

      These are pretty insane. Interesting, but insane. 

      I think they should hook up with Johnny Weir and design him some insane but usable skates.

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous and practical…. if you are in an insane “Kill Bill 3″ fight scene and need to cut a bitch good.

    • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

      Of the latest skate boots, I think these are my favorite. Totally impractical for anyplace where there is actual snow, but so cute. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelsey-Albrecht/100001647200441 Kelsey Albrecht

      YEA!

    • Anonymous

      I think the next Bond villainess will be wearing these babies…. 

    • Anonymous

      Is today April Fool’s Day? I’m just saying…..

    • Anonymous

      I’m not saying a human could walk in a shoe that high (or afford them at $1800 retail, $1100 on Zappos.com), but the bottoms are not actually a single blade, they’re three struts: http://necolebitchie.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Dsquared-skate-boot.jpg.  So it’s sort of a sleigh-shaped platform heel.  I mean, it’s a nay, but not quite so emphatically as at first glance.

    • Anonymous

      Oh for fuck’s sake! NAY

    • http://twitter.com/TheRealSandraOh Sandra Oh

      Countdown to when GaGa wears this in the airport and falls face down as Hot Ginger Guard helps her up.

    • Anonymous

      Holy smokes, what were they smoking!? Neigh …. Oh I mean Nay!

    • Anonymous

      They give a whole new meaning to Bladerunner!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, so this post was an exercise in scrolldown fug. As in, I was looking at the first bootie, thinking, “I don’t know what Tom and Lo are talking about, this doesn’t seem that out there–OH MY GOD WTF BLADES? BLADES ON A SHOE?! FOR WALKING???!!!”

      This is why I should never doubt Tom and Lorenzo. When they say that shoes are unsafe to walk in, they are REALLY not joking.

    • http://twitter.com/kamasu_tara Tara G

      These are fabulous. I’m from Minnesota. 

    • Anonymous

      They must be fucking joking. Clearly not designed by women. I know this and I’m a man.

      And I totally agree, they’re fierce without the blades. Kudos to the models that can actually walk in those death traps.

      • Anonymous

        My reaction was …  this: “Clearly not designed by women. ”     
        for years this was my reaction about most clothes    most tops were not made for women with breasts (although that has SLIGHTLY changed with so many implants – but usually still not in larger size clothes) .   pretty bras used to be(and often still are mostly) in sizes for women who could go without.   

        Same though about the stalls in women’s restrooms — really we do not want to have to straddle the toilet to open the door! (which too often opens inward) 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

      If Lady Gaga does a “Show on Ice” maybe. 
      Otherwise, will they really sell enough to cover the cost of making them? Maybe I’m too practical. 
      I’d wear them all without the blades.

    • Anonymous

      A to-be-laughed-at and soon-to-be-forgotten gimmick. What a waste of effort, time, money, and resources. 

    • Anonymous

      They might be kind of practical.  If you live in Seattle, like I do, you cannot wear your leather stiletto boots outside without getting them wet from walking in water.  This way they would stay dry.  Might work in snow too.

      Of course, I’m on my second glass of wine.

    • Kwei-lin Lum

      They’re hilarious!  How daring to actually make them!  I bet there are 5 pairs of these in the whole world.

    • Anonymous

      NAY! Like you said, the boots are fabulous without the stupid blades.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583505025 Kelley Comfort

      Beautiful for the runway (where crazy shoes belong), but not for real life. I’m kind of sad that all the good shoes these days are either ballet flats or towering spikes. When will fashion bring back mid-range heels that are easy to walk on? At least Prada does a really chunky heel. I can walk in those.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WRB4WLBH3SHWTIN3GOND3ES76Q Kim (azshadowwalker)

        Lots of shoe designers make chunky heels.  I find them very comfortable, and as easy to walk in as flats.

    • R. L.

      Nay.  I’d need a whole lot of alcohol to consider wearing skates for the street.  And then I’d be dangerous without the skates.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      My head is saying Nay, but my heart is saying Yea! 

    • Anonymous

      I’d sort of love to see someone actually skate in these.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WRB4WLBH3SHWTIN3GOND3ES76Q Kim (azshadowwalker)

      Which is why fashion is the last bastion of idiots.

    • Anonymous

      BWAAAH hahahahaha *snort* *snort*

    • Anonymous

      OK,that is just stupid.

    • Anonymous

      Cirque de S & M on Ice?  The only excuse for this is someone smoked some really bad weed while watching Kate Beckinsale in Underworld….

    • Addicted2Glamour

      It’s a little too “Fetish Gear” for my taste. I’ll pass…

    • http://twitter.com/Emcee_Escher R. Beers

      Expect to see them donning the feet of your local dominatrix.

    • Anonymous

      No!  Just no.  There is no reason for that.

    • Hilary Sain

      Actually.. I played hockey all my life and grew up on skates.  I kinda love these.  Its about time there were some fabulous ones out there. (not that they would work.. but still. amazing.)

    • Anonymous

      No one–private homeowner, government building caretakers, retail emporium, universities, groundskeepers of all stripe–should allow these to be worn on their property.  OMG, can you imagine trying to wear these on an airplane?  Can you imagine trying to get through the security checkpoint? 

      The veins are not standing out in my neck but I am shaking my head in befuddled astonishment at the monumental stupidity of these shoes.  And that’s a “NAY”, lads.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Were it not for the blade, I would kill for that first pair.  However, based on the heel height and the aforementioned blade of foot death, it is a big fat old NAY.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

      You know what would make these fabulous? If Johnny Weir wore them on the ice for a routine. Otherwise, very silly as shoes.

    • Miranda Loeber

      I do have a darling pair of vintage boots that everyone says look like figure skates… but there’s metaphor and then there’s taking inspirations literally! It would have been much more interesting if they’d made shoes that merely suggested ice skates. Nay, of course, both for impracticality and for putting shock value over true creativity.

    • Anonymous

      Are these the shoes for Nordic Prostitutes so that they can skate to the john’s cars across the frozen tundra? 

    • Anonymous

      Oh for the love of god. NAY! What’s next….they gonna bind our feet again just to make sure we can’t get from point A to point B? Insanity. Let the little freaks at DSquared wear these for a few hours…I’d pay money to see that.

    • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

      I guess I’m the only one to think that they look kind of fierce. If you go to their website and actually look at the shoes from a different angle, you can see that there are three “blades”

      But.. this is clearly for a more kick-balls kind of girl, which I don’t think most of the minions are (at least sartorially speaking).

    • Anonymous

      Those are the most ridiculous shoes I’ve ever seen.  Nay, a thousand times nay.  

    • http://twitter.com/anacedillo Ana Cedillo

      yay, why not, screw practicality

    • Anonymous

      ARE YOU ALL BLIND?? “And the sad part is, these are all fabulous designs – except for the fact that you have to walk on a blade.” NO! You’re not walking on a blade, take a closer look! In the front there are 3 “rails” and in the back 1, and they are much wider than an ice skating blade. I don’t think they would be much different to walk in compared to normal platform heels. And if I could afford them, I WOULD BUY THEM IN A HEARTBEAT.

    • bloodshothalfblind

      i love them.  the shoe bases are fabulous & the concept is no more shocking than those old fug ass ballerina toe-boots.  the blade is just for show & drag queens, & those versions will have an extremely limited release.  the shoe bases though, those are classic, cute as hell & will sell like hotcakes.

    • Anonymous

      We don’t think they come off?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000191450408 Cachie Llanes

      YAY ! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/luli.km Lucia Kmaid

      Look at it this way: You’re walking down the street in your brand new boots and suddenly you have to cross a giant ice-covered lake, and you say: ‘Thank god I’m wearing my Dsquared2′s “Skate Moss” Shoes’ and you slide onto the ice and continue your way with your beautiful shoes unharmed and your ass un-bruised.

      We’re just not looking at these shoes the right way, they are obviously practical and an essential item in every woman’s wardrobe.

      Just kidding, the design is beautiful but they are definitely torture devises.

    • Anonymous

      Are you Kidding!!!!???? 
      NAY! for sure.

    • Zi Jie Tan

      HELL NO

    • Anonymous

      I’d like to see the two D’s strolling the city streets in these monstrosities.  It’s crap like this that contributes to the notion that fashion is misogynistic.

      Hell to the No to the HELL NO!

    • Anonymous

      LOL…if I were (mumble, mumble) years younger, I would have rushed out to buy these.  Sigh.  Now I’m older and supposedly wiser, so no, but there’s a little spark that says yeah (even tho’ I had a knee replacement last year.  But isn’t that what surgeons are for–to fix the follies of our youth?)

    • Anonymous

      LOL…if I were (mumble, mumble) years younger, I would have rushed out to buy these.  Sigh.  Now I’m older and supposedly wiser, so no, but there’s a little spark that says yeah (even tho’ I had a knee replacement last year.  But isn’t that what surgeons are for–to fix the follies of our youth?)

    • Anonymous

      Very Very Wrong.  Hell No.  Those nasty little wankers who “designed” those torture devices can walk in them.  Do they own a podiatry practice?

    • Anonymous

      Seriously?  No. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

      The shoes/boots?  yes.  The “skate” bottoms?  No. I can’t think of any establishment that would allow you to walk on the floors wearing them, honestly.

      Bust out the screwdrivers/hacksaws/blowtorches/whatever to get that utter nonsense off the bottom of the shoes, and they’d be lovely.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      Yay Squared! Those shoes are smoking hot.

    • Anonymous

      They look scary but probably no different to walking in a very high platform wedge. The basic boot designs are pretty standard goth/fetish designs. I’ve got a patent pair very similar to the second ones (minus the blade of course).

    • Anonymous

      I think they’re fabulous.  They’re beautiful, feminine, witty.  And if you look carefully the blade seems to be covered with something like a skate guard.  So they wouldn’t tear up a floor.  I don’t think they’re any more dangerous or anti-woman than the extreme platforms or the hideous McQueen lobster claw shoes or the shoes with no heels.  So YEA!

      That said, there’s no way that I personally could wear them.  But then I can’t wear any of the six-inch heels.  Ballet flats are my standard footwear.  But I can admire these from afar. 

    • Lattis

      Fierce. 

      If only I wouldn’t have to purchase the optional training wheels to wear them.

    • Anonymous

      Whoever created these shoes must truly hate women.

    • Anonymous

      Is there a skating rink in hell?   N to the O!

    • Anonymous

      Nay.  They remind me too much of the Jeffrey Cambell Skate boots.  

    • http://www.revivify.net Alex Smith

      There seem to be multiple blades, not just one horrible line of pressure to balance on, with some sort of coating over the actual “blade” part, so I don’t actually think they’d be more difficult to wear than any other shoes with heels that high. Besides, I covet that first pair. YEA!

    • Anonymous

      Ignoring the impracticality, these may be the ugliest f***ing boots I have ever seen.  

    • Anonymous

      Can this be the final dying gasp of the trend for extremely high heels?  Please?

    • Anonymous

      They made some gorgeous shoes and put skate blades on them. WTF? Nay!

    • Anonymous

      Well, they could just bring back foot binding.

    • Anonymous

      Nay! These are crazy! But I would like them without the neck-breaking blades…I wonder if those models had to sign a special release form before venturing out onto the runway….

    • Anonymous

      Nay – unless you show me some size 0 model do a double Axel on them.  Then I’d say Yea.

    • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

      I want them so badly, even though I know they would be impossible to walk in and I would end up breaking an ankle.

    • Anonymous

      so, could you wear those on an airplane> take them through security> i always thought it would be easy to use a stilleto to kill someone, these shoes take that to a whole new lever

    • http://twitter.com/deusxmac kim bunchalastnames

      well, nay, unless i’m kick-boxing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

      …and I’m not even going to comment on the fact that the “blade/blades” hold the foot rigid, you cannot flex the sole of your foot properly, same is in a real skate.  So again no.  I don’t even want to think about the structural damage  that inflexibility could cause, the stress concentration from super-high heels is bad enough, and add lack of  flexibility into the mix, you’ve got a recipe for wrenched ankles, torn knee cartilage, ligaments, etc.  It’s just plain stupid. 

    • Anonymous

      YAY! They are very limited-use but super fun. The heels are really really high and I have trouble with anything over 4 1/2″ or so, but if you can rock em, do it!

      Aside from the heel height, they don’t look in any way difficult or painful to wear. It looks like the “blade” under the ball of the foot is actually almost as wide as the shoe itself, giving ample support. These really shouldn’t be much different than a standard platform boot.

    • Anonymous

      Nay, of course!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1468295759 Connie B. Verzak

      The saddest thing is that, apart from the blades, they’re kind of ubiquitous. Nothing new.

    • http://www.facebook.com/amy.ennis Amy LeBaron Ennis

      I’m writing hockey romance novels. I LOVE these! My heroine is getting some STAT!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PWP6FWEBTHHV5IY644H7WDBYHQ Stacey

      @Lattis:disqus ………my roomate’s mother makes $70/hour on the computer. She has been fired from work for 5 months but last month her pay was $7232 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more on this site http://nutshellurl.com/22i5

    • sweetlilvoice

      Nay! If the voting is still going on…..

    • Anonymous

      F-NAY