Yea or Nay: Tom Ford Spring 2013 Shoes

Posted on March 29, 2013

Tom Ford Spring 2013 Shoes



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  • Missy Covington

    I kinda want the tall gold boots for some C3PO cosplay.

    • lovelyivy

      I was thinking Beyonce dress-up but this is better.

    • They mostly remind me of Maria the robot from Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”.

      • Vlasta Bubinka

        Or leftovers from the wardrobe of RUR.

    • I kid you not, I saw the thumbnail of those on FB and came here to say they were perfect for cosplay. Great minds!

      • kmk05

        That would be one expensive cosplay costume.

    • Kristin McNamara

      I was thinking high fashion soccer. Cuz those are some seriously flashy shin-guards, ya’ll.

  • That last one is some C-3P0 eleganza

  • thecitysleeps

    It is nay for me but it’s just that they’re not my thing. I like more sweet and delicate shoes than these dominatrix sandals.

  • Stacie

    That last one looks like C3PO

  • StellaZafella

    Porcupines, leg casts and tilty stilties…these hooker shoes are for some ROUGH trade!

    • MoHub

      One can always remove the brads and use them to frame pictures!

  • Tom Ford is amazing! These shoes are going to be great for editorials!

    • jetpackdino

      And Kristen Stewart, the next time she hurts her ankle.

  • I look forward to parading around as sexy C-3PO in that last one. Droid-chic.

  • ScorpioBert

    I would like these but without the heel. I would break my neck for sure.

  • lucyloo222

    Looks like fancy bondage kit. My feet hurt just looking at them.

  • teensmom99

    nay. I see what he was doing–he took his last few shows and went to the next place but nay. sometimes editing is a good thing.

  • The first two are cute, the rest look awkward as hell.

  • Nariya

    Nay. Gaga did that last one back in Paparazzi. Sooooo over. *hairflip*

    Also they look really painful, and somehow not in a sexy way.

    • Little_Olive

      Yeah, even though it seems like he was *going* for sexy-painful.

  • barbarienne

    No, I’m sorry, it is obvious that the thigh straps are of smaller circumference than the calves, and that is just FUCKING WRONG. Not because it’s wrong for someone to have thighs thinner than their calves, but because 99% of women do not. Real shoes for real people, please.

    Other than that, I love the ass kicking quality. Even the spike-fringe ones.

    • MilaXX

      but even if the thigh to calf ratio was different, who could wear these except celebs?

  • Monabel

    Scroll down fug. Starting at the top.

  • Jennifer L.

    No. Ow.

  • hughman

    Let it go Tom. Studio 54 has closed.

  • aeb1986

    i cant help but see anne hathaway when i see those absurd heel/boot/robot leg shoes. overall id say yeah

  • ankali

    I see we’re continuing with our orthotics fetish footwear line, then. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. I give these a tentative yea, with the disclaimer that I would not wear any of them. In public.

  • crash1212

    NAY! God…porcupines, ankle wraps and shin guards do not say “Spring” to me…unless you’re in the emergency room. Blech.

  • israel8491

    Hideous, unwearable, and the first few are an affront to porcupines everywhere. The last ones look like a combination of a leg cast and a medieval torture device.

  • julesj

    No. Not into bondage footwear.

  • JanieS

    Why yes Tom Ford, I do think that stiletto heels are implements of torture. I’m glad you’ve decided to stop camouflaging it.

  • jetpackdino

    Perfect for that stripper in a bar in deep space. S/he has 12-legs and s/he can wear all of these at the same time. I vote YEA.

  • Sara__B

    Footwear for red carpet appearances and fashion magazine editorials and bondage fantasies. YEA for those with the clothes, destination, attitude, and/or skill to wear them!

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Nay to the shoes…Yay for C3P0! And the tan version of that boot reminds me of Forrest Gump.

    • Lori

      The gold version is totally C3PO. I wish I had the legs, the money, and the occasion to wear those because it would be hilarious and I would enjoy the hell out of it.

  • I covet those gold boots, even though I have nothing to wear them with, nowhere to wear them, and fat calves.

  • MilaXX

    These are not for me, but YEA to everything except the boots, although I kinda dig the gold ones.

  • KateMaryC

    The tall black ones are the ones that Anne Hathaway wore when she was in her S&M award-circuit get-up. I don’t quite get the point of having shoes that look like wedges without the comfort and easy of wedges.

    • I’m firmly convinced that the comfort and ease of wedges you speak of is a mythical beast akin to unicorn. They tend to throw my balance off and I’d rather walk in 6″ platform stilettos. You are correct on the black boots as being part of the whole S&M flashing hooha in the limo getup AH had on.

  • carolynmo

    “Metropolis” chic.

  • Yay. Loving all the fashiony, bionic, Sasha Fierce vibe I’m getting from this.

  • Ozski

    Ugh. Absolutely masochistic and obviously designed by a dude! Sorry. “NAY”.

  • VeryClaire

    Do these designers know that women are actually made of human parts and do not just have feet for their amusement? These look like painful practical jokes.

    • Airkisses

      My VERY FIRST thought was that those heels are kind of ridiculously high, no? (accidentally wrote “those hells.” lol, subconsious)

  • lrhg

    Fancy Ace bandages everywhere!

  • Little_Olive

    Really? REALLY?

    What bothers me (on top of all the silliness) is that, as with most designer shoes nowadays, they are so intense in a particular trend or characteristic that they too conspicuous and utterly unable to travel for the next season. I know the fashion industry is supposed to make us hate what we once craved so we keep shopping but this is pushing it too much.

    • Airkisses

      Planned obsolescence: the mark of modern commerce 🙁

  • DominoEstella

    torture devices

  • alyce1213

    Fetishy and painful looking. Nope.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Detest them all except the first two, but even those are only for looking at.

  • I could see Beyonce, Lady Gaga or Rihanna wearing these, but only the first two pair feed my own shoe addiction.

  • Chickadeep

    Nay. Really expensive fetishwear. I don’t live in that fashion universe.

  • Louise Bryan

    Let me guess: His inspiration was a medieval torture chamber, or perhaps a Spanish inquisition interrogation room.

  • l_c_ann

    Just because they can, doesn’t mean they should ________have made these shoes.

  • Beyond hideous. Pick one please, heels or platforms. Both together are idiotic and fugly. Plus I don’t get the appeal of shoes that look like orthopedic devices. WTF is Tom Ford thinking?

  • RedRaven617

    I will first admit to an irrational hate of Tom Ford. That said, I love the concept of the shoes, but the heel height makes me dizzy. I know that even in my youngest days there was no way I could have stood straight up in them. They look like torture to me.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I took some flack from someone for asking this earlier (about Tom Ford designs), but just who in the hell is this woman he is designing for anyway? Whoever it is, she doesn’t appear to have body parts in the same place/proportion as the rest of us.

    • DeborahJozayt

      This isn’t to sound offensive, but it really seems to be for people who are into clothing labeled as fetish wear.

      • Airkisses

        I can see Rihanna wearing some of these.

  • notterriblybitter

    God no.

  • I think the gold pair would be horribly damaged after just one wearing

  • texashistorian

    What is that last one? C3PO’s boot? (I see others beat me to that comment. Oh well).
    The shoes are works of art, but I still prefer my flats.

  • karywin

    Nay. a thousand times NAY. I always suspected Tom Ford hated women. Now I know it for sure. Jebus.

  • sisterfalconer

    VERY drug dealer girlfriend ! I approve.

  • kmk05

    I’m just reminded of Anne Hathaway wearing these for the Les Miz poledancing, and even she couldn’t pull them off. Definitely NAY. They’re beyond ridiculous for public consumption. Elsewhere, it’s to each his own 😛

  • ChelseaNH

    I’m afraid to vote against them…

  • SouthernGirlRena

    Does he hate women? Definitely nay.

  • melissaisasnob

    Every last one of those shoes will make a shorter or thicker woman’s legs look fatter/thicker from behind. Anything that goes up the back of the heel is yuck unless it covers the whole calf. I know these things.

  • Sadie-Ann

    It’s like watching someone lose their mind in shoe form. It starts out fine, but nothing can save the last ones.

  • susan6

    Beyonce needs that last one to go with her robot hand.

  • Contralto


  • Nay f**king way. Shoes that look as if they would force you to topple slowly over forwards are uglay.

  • formerlyAnon

    For that tiny proportion of the population who stand briefly and walk even more briefly, have diva leanings, more money than sense, and sneer at pain: Yea. They’re as strappy/bindy/sexy as can be. For the rest of the world, including me and every woman I know well enough to have a conversation with: Nay.

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    The thing I love most about wedges is that I don’t have to balance on a tiny heel. Thank you, Tom Ford, for taking even that away from me.

    • understateddiva


  • Aside from the obvious wearability issues, these are just hideous. A thousand times nay.

  • Imasewsure

    Looks more like the JLo Collection from Sears… OUT

  • marilyn

    Nay. These shoes do not synch with the retro 60’s clothes that are being worn now. These are more in synch with the wild side of the 70’s. The shoes won’t work with any clothes being made this season. Once I fractured a bone in my foot, and wore a boot-like thing that was similar to all of this, only not so shiny.

  • Hah hah hah. Those are funny.

  • demidaemon

    Hideous, orthopedic, and unwieldy. I’m sure every woman will want all of these in her shoe closet!

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    As you scroll down it’s like a little story of the orthotics you will eventually need the more you wear the preceding shoe. Ouch.

  • Usually I really like TF, but my goodness, NAY.

  • The boots look like torture devices, but I say YAY to the shoes!

  • another_laura

    GAWD no.

  • kabq

    That is some Kim Kardashian level of tackiness. Not saying she herself is tacky, but she favors this type of shoe. She will be wearing some of these for sure!

  • Hooker boots.

  • Trisha26

    NAY. Porcupine feet or leg shackles, take your pick.

  • No more platforms, thank god.

  • love it!

    the first two models, with the dangly shit on, are pretty and unusual and actually manage to surprise me. havent seen anything like this in the past.

    the other models looke very dominatrix and/or middle earth, two aesthetics i generally respond well to.

    i would have so much fun with this stuff if i were rich and/or a stylist.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    just how long would it take to put on and take off those thigh high montrosities with the 27 buckles??.. NAY

  • understateddiva

    I guess Nina’s thought that “angry shoes” were on their way out was wrong.

  • Anniebet

    These are truly ludicrous. The first two look like weapons. Imagine the scars on the opposite ankle from just walking down the street.

  • conniemd

    nay, echoing everyone else’s horrified God no comments.

  • unbornfawn

    Nay. But I suspect we will see these on ladystars.

  • kimiakay

    Nay, nein, no, positively absolutely no way. But I will be waiting for someone to wear these babies on the RC. I just don’t see how it could be done in some of them.

  • PrunellaV

    Oh, how I wish I could wear these.

  • LaSylphide

    For some reason, I love the first two. The rest? Throw them to the lions.

    • poggi

      Me too, especially the gold. But I am a sucker for shiny.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    The ones with the nails on the back would be way dangerous in a fight.

  • So we’ve gone from hooves to this? Please. Not only are they hideous, but they’re a podiatrist’s business-building dream. I think Tom Ford should be forced to wear any pair of these for just one day, giving him a living rather than theoretical grasp of his “designs”.

  • eight_of_nine

    Yes, yes, yes. Completely impractical for real life wear, but incredible for photoshoots and sexytimes. To me, the more straps and buckles, the better.

  • Ugh, REALLY?

  • OK. I love them. Except the boots, which kind of make me laugh, as they resemble an artificial leg, but on steroids with bling.

    I ESPECIALLY love the 1st shoe, which I’ve been drooling over since I 1st saw it in a mag ad. I would definitely try to wear that pair, if only someone would buy me a pair.

  • DesertDweller79

    These look like some sort of death trap. And the first two remind me of Game of Thrones. The boots are hilariously ugly.

    So, um,….. Nay.

  • Kimmu

    I like fetishwear, so I like most of these. I’d never wear them, of course, since I wear nothing but heels, but I appreciate looking at them.

  • sashaychante

    Serious UGLY

  • VicD


  • No, nay, never.

    Bear traps. Horrible, ugly bear traps that’ll hurt your feet and make them look fat.

  • PastryGoddess

    Thank you Tom Ford for saying NAY to the platforms and making women WEAR 5 inch heels.

  • When I think of the fashion sense of most of America, and the comments on this, I’m reminded of the line from The Devil Wears Prada about Casual Corner and a clearance bin. 🙂 I think they’re stunning. Obviously made for a very particular woman.

  • Tom Ford (and/or his minions) has (have) been reading Fifty Shades of Grey, I gather :p

    So straps are nothing new, but the nude ones remind me of psychiatric hospital bed restraints. Not pretty.

  • elephantasmagoric

    Heel or wedge, Mr Ford. Don’t try having both in the same shoe.

  • rhl25

    I hate them all. I usually love shiny things and shoes in general. But wow do I hate them all. The whole point of wedges is height with more foot support. Why would I want ‘wedge-look’ stilettoes?

  • rhl25

    I hate them all. I usually love shiny things and shoes in general. But wow do I hate them all. The whole point of wedges is height with more foot support. Why would I want ‘wedge-look’ stilettoes?

  • Leg braces

  • sweet_potato

    I like the first two pair, the rest, not so much.

  • the equivalent of the thumbscrew only with feet. So nay.

  • yaby

    Is he a woman hater? painful looking shoes. except for no 9 – which seems worth the suffering.

  • semirose

    It’s like he took that leg thing Batesssssss wore in s1 and Mrs. Hughes threw in the lake and added a heal to make it even more painful.

  • Tamara Hogan

    OK, I think these shoes tip distinctly into misogyny territory. I would pay cash money to watch Tom Ford walk – nay, STAND – in any of these shoes for, oh, fifteen minutes. Your time starts now.

  • tiger18lily

    50 shades of C3PO?

  • MoHub

    Per W. S. Gilbert —in Princess Ida—referring to leg armor:

    “These things I treat the same. (I quite forget their name.)
    They turn one’s legs to cribbage pegs;
    Their aid I thus disclaim.”

  • These give me a weird “robot S&M” vibe, which is not one I see most human females espousing, especially at those prices. NAY.

  • librarygrrl64

    NAY. Just too much…stuff going on. Simplify, simplify, simplify.

  • H2olovngrl

    Too much!

  • LambeeBaby

    Yea!! not for me but they are awesomely sexy.

  • SayWTH

    NO. Although I watched a documentary on Prince yesterday and all I see is his pants (ca. 1984) as the inspiration for #6.

  • PeaceBang

    Good Lord. These are almost as bad as the news out of North Korea.

  • Hetha Innis

    Just tortured.

  • hmmmm kinda gotta see them on a lady.. they toe the line between fuhearsuh and dragfab

  • merrigator


  • Are the last ones covered by Medicare as medical devices?



  • lilazander

    Those are some no-nonsense lux-looking shoes. YEA.

  • Synnae

    The shoe addict in me is loving most of these – particularly the golden porcupines and the silver. My feet however are crying at the sight. Those shoes are for photo shoots only…

    More generally, having just had a designer shoe try on feast, I’ve concluded that most of them have NO idea how make a good walkable 4″+ high heel. Great designs but poor fits, soles thin as hell and obviously no understanding of what a foot does/needs to do when it is in a 4/5″ heel.

  • finnishmaria

    the only ones I like are the first two — the “wedges” with the tiny spikes on them. Can I say… half yay/half nay? the other ones I hate.

  • ccm800

    the problem, is that a foot goes in those and then stands and is expected to walk. This is oppression gals…seriously. Might as well cosign the practice of Chinese foot binding. You gals today volunteer for a lot of bullshit.

  • OMG! Are those really exist? Those shoes and boots are extraordinary.

  • I wonder which starlet will be the first one to wear those leg brace boots on the red carpet? I hope it’s someone who used to be on The Hills.

  • nannypoo

    Bates wore that last one to correct his limp but it didn’t work.

  • jessica walsh

    Forrest Gump would be retro high fashion if these hit the streets among the pedestrians like us.

  • Lizzy

    So this is the “Fifty Shades” collection??

  • elirt

    Looks like shoes designed by a man who will never wear them.

  • Wow, did he design Richard’s hat on PR? That said, I sort of love the boot sandle things. Suitable armor for the likes of Tilda.

  • makeityourself

    Helmut Newton is smiling in heaven . . . if that’s where he is these days. Wonderful shoes. Love them!

  • Kristy Evans

    Oof. Not really a proponet of “less is more” is he?

  • Um…………no.

  • hellkell

    NO. But I expect to see the tall gold ones on Gaga any day now.

  • lalahartma