Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014 Accessories: The Shoes, Part 2

Posted on October 15, 2013

Isabel Marant Spring 2014 Collection

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Spring 2014 Collection

Lanvin Spring 2014 Collection

Manish Arora Spring 2014 Collection

Miu Miu Spring 2014 Collection

Rochas Spring 2014 Collection

Roland Mouret Spring 2014 Collection

Saint Laurent Spring 2014 Collection

Sonia Rykiel Spring 2014 Collection

Stella McCartney Spring 2014 Collection

Ungaro Spring 2014 Collection

Vanessa Bruno Spring 2014 Collection

Viktor & Rolf Spring 2014 Collection





[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

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  • BayTampaBay

    Sonia Rykiel Spring 2014 Collection – HOSE WITH OPEN TOE SHOES???? Did I see this correctly?

    Somebody please comment while I get my glasses checked.

    • alyce1213

      Looks to me like it’s part of the shoes, which may be even worse.

      • marlie

        I think they’re socks/footies, but either way, it’s a sin.

        • alyce1213

          Another look — you’re right.

          • Sarah

            No you di’int. They are oogly. And strangely raggedy-on-purpose.

        • MilaXX

          Yep I see a sheer ankle sock with a black reinforced sole

          • Ginger

            It looks like the models have KT tape on the soles of their feet to prevent blisters. At least that’s what I do on long runs. WEIRD!!!

          • quiltrx

            I thought it looked like when I have to tape my feet when the plantar fasciitis acts up. Ick.

      • demidaemon

        I couldn’t tell. Which makes me wonder what happened.

    • anyalama

      I believe those may be very sheer socks, yes.

    • lilazander

      Yeah, fug. The socks are fug too in my view.

  • Heather

    I loathe all of these.

  • hughman

    For when your feet decide they just don’t give a fuck anymore.

    • mjude


  • SouthernGirlRena

    I always thought the super duper high heels were the potential ankle breakers but those furry Rochas are an face-plant waiting to happen. On the upside, you could dust the hardwoods on your way out the door.

    • MoHub

      You beat me to it on the Rochas!

      • DuBey2

        me too.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Rochas by Swiffer!

      • Sarah

        You owe me a coke, yo.

    • Imasewsure

      I was thinking they might just be cat toys (or shoes designed by cats… for cats?)

      • SouthernGirlRena

        If you didn’t mind bloody feet from their tiny little claws, they would make awesome kitten toys.

    • Tracy M

      Flotaki shoes!

    • Snailstsichr

      I was wondering if they were for a Dr Suess outfit.

      • manina

        Maybe for the next Tim Burton movie?

    • Elissa Malcohn

      Cousin It couture.

      • majorbedhead

        What happens to Muppets when they die.

  • Alexandra Pimenta

    What happened to that wonderful time when we looked at the shoes and considered prostitution just to try to afford them? 🙁

    • Glam Dixie

      Nowadays it would probably take prostitution to get someone to consider taking them from you.

  • marlie

    I sort of like the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac shoes: they’re weirdly funky. I also like the Manish Aurora shoes. I HAAAAAAATE the socks with the Miu Miu shoes, and I don’t like the shoes either. And the feather Rochas shoes look like bedroom slippers.

    • alyce1213


      • marlie

        Great minds… 🙂

  • alyce1213

    There are so many really ugly shoes here, where to begin. Miu-Miu, Rochas, Rykiel and YSL lead the pack for stupid.
    I almost like the Jean-Charles de Castelbajacs, Ungaros, and the blue and gold Lanvins.

    • Lisa_Co

      I agree on the blue and gold Lanvins but think the colorful, low heeled YSLs could be a good alternative to flats.

  • The maribou feathers scream fashion, if only because they wouldn’t last five minutes walking in the treet. (The Saint Laurent’s are amazing!)

    • Chickadeep

      The Saint Laurents look like they came from a discount shoe bin at Filene’s Basement circa 1986.

      • Now I know where to set the time machine to…!

        • tereliz

          Now if only you worked wardrobe on the Carrie Diaries. 😉

          • Chickadeep

            Don’t EVEN get me started.

      • manina

        I had some “Rocket Dog” ballerinas just like those YSL in blue leopard print. I think I paid $5.00 for them at a sale. YSL must be turning in his grave.

    • MilaXX

      They look like they should only be worn with the finest of lounging caftans

      • I have a vintage bejeweled Lane Bryant caftan calling for them. (Bejeweled!)

      • judybrowni

        It’s spelled muumu

  • mlle

    I like the Ungaro pumps and those Miu Miu cat boots because they’re so crazy that they’ve crossed the line into awesome. Everything else is either hideous or trying too hard.

  • MilaXX

    Like the Marant flats, meh about the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Manish Arora collections, like the pumps in the Ungaro and Viktor & Rolf collections. The rest are fug.

    • manina

      The Marant flats are glorified Birkenstocks.

      • MilaXX

        True, but that’s kinda why I like them.

        • manina

          Yeah, and they only look good if you have cute feet and perfect pedicure.

  • MoHub

    Are women actually supposed to wear these? Maybe the upper left and lower right Rochas, which allow one to polish the floor while walking.

  • Sarah

    Obligatory Rochas Swiffer comment.

  • boweryboy

    It’s like a shoe can’t be a shoe anymore unless it has a metric shit ton of unneccessary and unflattering foofaraw hot glued to it.

    Even though the Saint Laurent are fairly basic, they’re flat out ugly. And the Viktor & Rolf just barely squeak by as being somewhat wearable in the real world.

  • Chickadeep

    They just hurt my eyes.

  • mjude

    seriously, have they all lost their fucking minds?

    • tereliz

      The Stellas almost look normal in comparison.

      • demidaemon

        True, but they still have that overworked, off quality that most of her designs have. They remind me of paperweights and doorstops, which is not what a shoe should be, I think.

  • another_laura

    I love the YSL (sans socks, naturellement!) and had a good giggle over the Rochas mops. Most of the rest are yawn-worthy or ugly.

  • Imasewsure

    Please please someone buy the ridiculous bearded flats. I want to see someone try to walk in those!! Single dumbest shoes ever? Hard to choose….

  • judybrowni

    Say what you want about the St. Laurent or Brunos: nobody need break an ankle — or hip — while wearing ’em.

  • tereliz

    Those Roland Mouret flats are so ugly they’re cute.

  • Aidan B

    OMG the Ungaro pumps are to die for. Everything else has me similarly underwhelmed and/or confused.

    • tereliz

      LURVE that polka dot pump.

  • DuBey2

    …I’m still laughing at the Rochas yellow mop shoes

  • DuBey2

    I love the Manish Arora. They actually look like Spring shoes: amazing. I also love the Miumiu red/white spectator pumps (w/o her usual socks underneath), the gold Lanvins, and the Ungaro pumps.

  • DuBey2

    Guess I’m the only one who loves the Sonia Rykiel sheer/sparkly ankle socks under the all gold shoes. At least the toes are sheer.

    • Datura

      No. I love them too. I’m all for warm, sparkly feet.

  • nptexas

    I actually like several of these. I wouldn’t wear them, but I like them. Medicare coverage isn’t sufficient for resulting injuries. In my crunchy days, I might have run up the credit card for Ungaro polka dots or stripes. Maybe Stella or Manish too. Agree w other poster tho that they look like Spring.

  • Tracy M

    I don’t understand. What has happened to fine, beautiful shoes? Where have they gone??

  • seelebrennt

    i am ALL over that miu miu mary jane and the boots, but everything else is driving me to drink. hiddy.

  • SewingSiren

    Designer shoes have become unbelievably garish, haven’t they?

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    The feather toes! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

  • PastryGoddess

    I was onboard until I got to Miu Miu. I also liked Ungaro. The rest are just fug

  • YoungSally

    EWW the St Laurent is just 80s Payless

  • Stubenville

    Can anyone explain how Miuccia Prada even stays in business selling ugly crap like these Miu Miu shoes? They’re utterly hideous! Who the hell buys this crap?

    • Datura

      Those shoes look very late-nineties high school to me. I guess they appeal to the very narrow demographic of background characters in “Jawbreaker.”

  • save_the_hobbit

    Just went caveman and began ferociously whispering, “No…shoes bad…”

  • rebeemoon

    The silver-blue Lanvin are gorgeous. The Rochas look like the product of a tryst between a 12-year-old’s formal flats and a shag rug.

  • Kelly

    Nope, still not feeling these Paris shoes. Either orthopedic or just ugly. I do like the Lanvin (I’m a sucker for ankle-ribbons), and for some reason, the leopard booties tickle me, but you can keep the rest.

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    Fashion has become so big in the media in the last 20 years that every designer/house feels they MUST create original head-to-toe looks. In the past designers worked on what they did best and outsourced the rest (accessories, outerwear, etc.) Now the fashion conglomerates insist the designers come up with ancillary lines to expand their brand. It doesn’t always work, as evidenced by many of the shoes shown here and from the various other collections from NYC, London, and Milan. All these houses/brands/designers are working to produce something outrageous or memorable or dramatic for their shows. 90% of it won’t make production. 90%+ is ugly and unwearable, yet influences the house teams for lesser brands. It’s a pity ‘pretty and wearable’ is no longer a requirement for fashion. I understand the idea of creating art and questioning the boundaries of beauty, but that’s the province of Couture. Not every designer is a Couturier, much less a shoe designer.

  • martha

    I liked the Lanvin and Isobel Marant sandels

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Love the Miu Miu cat boots and the Viktor and Rolf set. That’s about it.

  • Therese Bohn

    The Rochas have Muppet Feet! (or is that fungus?) Man, that would tickle like hell!

    • Michelle Wilson

      I was thinking pure Dr. Seuss. I kinda love them.

  • quiltrx

    These are sort of shoe art–fun to look at, but not useful in any sense of the word.
    But…I think we’ve seen enough kitten heels from various quarters to at least *hope* that they will be popular in reasonably-priced footwear this year!

  • Jacob Bowen

    In general, AWFUL. But, I really want those cat zip-up knee high boots to do DRAG in. I could do some SERIOUSLY fabulous old cat-lady drag in those!

    • LJCdoc

      That? Would be totally awesome.

  • willworktomorrow

    Love all the Ungaro and the Victor and Rolf. The rest are crackers!

  • ItAin’tMe

    The red reptile St. Laurent!

  • MrsBug

    There is no way I’m going back to the chunky square Monica heel. They’ve lost their collective minds.

  • formerlyAnon

    Soooo much more no than yes. St. Laurent had more than one or two decent shoes, and the heels on those look dangerous for me – low, but angled so I fear I’d let them slide out from under me. Would like the Victor & Rolf if the blue soles weren’t squared at the toe.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Rochas had to have killed Big Bird to make that pair of feathery sandals.

  • Aaminah Khan

    I’ll take the blue Lanvins, the red and white Miu Mius and the Ungaro pumps. The rest? …Not so much.

  • padma sallah

    These shoes are serving up the fugly.

  • jjtxgrrl

    Wow. I’m underwhelmed.

  • I like Castelbajac. Rochas is INSANE. I don’t understand the socks.

  • lilazander

    Saint Laurent look like Payless SS, I like Manish Arora and Isabel Marant. The rest….ahh…

  • Trisha26

    Who needs a vacuum cleaner with those Rochas feather-duster flats?

  • demidaemon

    For most of these, there is about a 25% success rate. Except for the Rochas, which are A) WTF and B) deathtraps, and the Stellas that, like her clothes, are entirely too overdesigned and clunky.

    Also, on some of them, I have difficulty parsing out whether they are shoes/boots with hose/socks or a conglomerate one-piece of the previous items. So strange.

    Paris runways are weird.