Yea or Nay: Aperlaï Fall 2014 Shoes

Posted on June 03, 2014

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    • Danielle

      Yay to the purple shootie. You can all have the rest.

      • lorepottter

        Yes

    • Kitten Mittons

      I am truly, truly shocked at how much I don’t hate these. The geometric design, maybe?

      I don’t even know who I am anymore.

    • emilyaGoGo

      Yay in some regards…but can’t help but assume that most of these will look as flattering on as all 90’s-era MaryJanes & combat boots…without any of the comfort.

      • Carly Clement

        i agree 100%… my feet ache just looking st them!!!

        • Kent Roby

          We are certain to be seeing Steffi wearing these, taking 45 minutes to cross a sidewalk.

    • http://recapscallion.blogspot.com/ Claire

      These are very nice to look at on their own but would probably look terrible on an actual human foot.

      • Daisy Walker

        Yes, put these on a shelf to enjoy, but never on a foot. Except for the last one–it’s a pompom too far.

    • Ginger

      I’m so conflicted! LOVE the design of the uppers on these and think that the heels are interesting as an art form, but couldn’t see myself tottering around on them. I’d look utterly ridiculous. Let’s not even speak of some of those platforms.

      • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

        I agree in a way. The uppers are attractive, but take away the strange heels and the small platform begging for a fall.

    • DuBey2

      The 70’s Called: They want their solid blue Pimp boots back.

    • sugarkane105

      Yay, but not enough yay for me to risk orthopedic surgery to wear them.

    • http://www.dinnerisserved1972.com DinnerIsServed1972

      Groove is in the heart, Lady Miss Kier!

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        Shoulda scrolled before I posted the same thing below. Great minds and all that.

    • MoHub

      I might put these on pedestals in a gallery, but I’d never wear them. Nor would I want to see anyone else try to wear them.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Nay to the jigsaw blade heels, yea to the rest.

    • BlairBear

      Nay this just feels so done to death and better.

    • clatie

      HELL TO THE NO. Nay, or should I say, neeeiiiigh

    • http://angrynerdgirl.net/ Jessi03

      Are Spice Girl shoes back now? These look glorious, but not for me.

    • Jessica Freeman

      they have a nice architectural feel to them, but in practice, no. Not at all.

    • Lily

      Love the design concept for their color, shape and architecture. But oh honey, no real women could ever wear these monstrosities and live to tell the tale.

      And can shoe designers please bring back real toe boxes, and/or a more elongated toe? I know not everyone has a size six foot, but lawdee, these truncated toes are reminiscent of ancient cultures and foot binding. For those of us who do happen to be short in foot, this style of shoe makes us look like we’re walking on stumps.

      • MoHub

        I’m a 5.5, so I understand. Shorter feet look like hooves or clubfeet in the wrong shoes.

      • Beardslee

        I have a medium sized foot and all I saw was a very high heel slamming toes into a tiny toe box. Ouch ouch ouch.

        • Sophie

          I have big feet and probably wouldn’t get the opportunity of buying those anyway – they stop making “lady shoes” a size or two under mine in my country. So what I saw was a very high heel and other people suffering on them.

    • Coleen

      Yay only if I’ve come across a navel orange and no way to section it.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Nay and a half.

    • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

      I can get behind the “opposite of stiletto” heel.

    • marlie

      NAY. The heels and toe shapes are too weird for me.

    • Jennifer Bober

      They just make me see broken ankles. God bless the women who can actually walk in them, because it’s certainly not me! They’re funky and cool, but it’s sometimes just scary what we women will do for fashion.

    • Sarah

      Nobody should be going around with bunny tails on their shoes. Nobody.

      • kimmeister

        Except Playboy Bunnies. But, they’re not exactly walking around in public.

        • Sarah

          NOBODY! They already have them on their bums, amirite? Leave it there.

          • Alyssa

            I’ve thought of a valid exception…little girls dressed as Tinkerbell.

    • Capt. Renault

      I get that there are only so many ways to reinvent the high heel, but — no.

    • luludexter

      absolutely 100% Nay!

    • Alexis Wenceslao

      NAY. Those things are hideous

    • Gatto Nero

      Dated and ugly. The heel treatments are not interesting or fresh enough to redeem them.

    • Lori

      Nay. There are a couple that I sort of like, but overall the collection is a no.

    • SophieCollier

      Stupid clunky ugly heels. They ruin the entire collection, but then again, they are the only thing unique about it.

    • Shalhevet

      Definitely a yay. I can actually imagine myself in most of those. Cute and practical. Substantial heel for stability, closed toe so I can wear with tights and pantyhose, yet anything but boring and matronly. I love the bold graphicness.

    • rkdgal

      As many of you have noted, these are the kind of shoes that are good for displaying and looking, but I image they don’t translate well to actual, you know, WEARING. I like how they look, but feet would probably ruin them.

    • Zeee

      Nope. Nothing. I can usually find something interesting in a collection – but this one leaves me sad and lonely.

    • kimmeister

      As works for art, sure. As actual footwear, nay. The non-serrated heels look like they would collapse into themselves, like a retractable antenna. Plus way too many blasted ankle straps.

    • rissa42210

      Really tall shoes. What a refreshing idea…

    • Funkykatt

      I am 5’11”, and have never worn high high heels, my center of balance would toss me over. I take myself out of the voting.

    • teensmom99

      Yea but not for actual wearing except for the blue, black & white which just make me smile.

    • RedRaven617

      Hooves.

    • JauntyJohn

      Yea. Are they fairly impractical, with such high heels? Of course, but most women’s footwear (especially “fashion” footwear) is highly impractical anyway.
      Love the colors, love that at least there’s some chunk and heft to the heels.
      And… Pom Pom! That last shoe is what Eve Arden would have worn if “Our Miss Brooks” was moonlighting as a Playboy Bunny.

    • Jen

      If all the platforms were hacked off, I could get behind quite a few of these, especially the loafers with the funky heel.

    • SAA

      Yay to the booties! And as a rather short person, I love a good platform, but these are a *bit* too substantial for my taste, so I’m not that keen on the pumps.

    • Julie Chase

      No. And OW.

    • Janet B

      Take what could be nice shoes and turn them into a silly unwearable art project.

      Nay

    • MarissaLG

      YEA absolutely. Cool way to update a 70’s look.

    • Vegas Girl

      Can someone explain to me why gluing a block to the bottom of an otherwise normal looking shoe shape wise, I mean) is a thing?? I hate the look of it and it seems like it would cause very tricky walking situations.

    • EmilyMullasWilson

      Well, this is a lovely collection for the horses, but what will the humans be wearing this fall?

      Actually, I kind of love these shoes, but they are all remarkably hoof-like.

    • jenno1013

      I’m OK with all the blocky ones, in theory, not on me. I don’t care for the saw-toothed heeled ones.

    • Mrs. Julien

      Enough with the sky high fetish heels!

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      Gorgeous uppers, inexplicable heels.

    • frannyprof

      I’m surprised by how much I like these, especially the loafers. No to the pom-pom, though.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Paging Lady Miss Kier.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234087433 Jen Freeman

      Yay. I think they’re fun, I’d love to see some of the younger starlets rock them.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      I pretty much love the uppers on all of these, but the heels are a deal breaker. The “saw heel” ones are particularly awful and would probably be confiscated at the security screening area at the airport, plus they would would look good on exactly NOBODY. Nay on these.

    • somebody blonde

      Nay. They’re too clunky.

    • another_laura

      Oh hell, why not. Yay to the whole bunch! They look like you could wear them with actual clothing! Some of them look like you could ratchet the heel height up or down; there is a substantial heel to stand on; there aren’t any strange cultural appropriations going on; they’re not made to look like Kellogg’s cereal boxes. I approve!!!

    • majorbedhead

      Uh, no. Just no.

    • vitaminC

      Oh Lord, we’re not back to chunky shoes, are we? Wake me up when footwear gets graceful again.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      Bless the return of the square heel! (Guess who went to high school in the 90’s?)

    • ChiKat67

      I know I’m in the minority here, but I loooove platforms with a thick heel! It’s the only way I can deal with 4in shoes.

    • MilaXX

      I am not a fan of platform pumps and I detest hockey puck platforms especially. That said. on the right gal, I could see some of these working.
      1.No
      2.Maybe
      3.Yes
      4.Yes
      5.Yes
      6.No
      7.No
      8.No
      9.Maybe
      10.Yes – It takes a lot for me to not like anything purple. These would look great with a pair of wide legged pants.
      11.No
      12.No
      13.Yes
      14.Yes
      15.No
      16. Maybe – Lose the cotton ball.

    • decormaven

      Two types of heels are boring. The uppers are interesting, but nay to the heels.

    • Kirstin McAulay

      I may be short (I am) but stilts make it look more obvious!

    • Imasewsure

      Ok they got me with the last one which is an edgy bunny slipper/elegant clown shoe? Still NAY to anything with this stupid heel…

    • Laurie Bergman

      Have to admit I like the jagged detail on some of those heels; they remind me of the pinked seams of my McCall’s-pattern cotton dresses from the 70s. But the whole vibe of this collection looks like a view from the 70s anyway: “Shoes of the Future” circa 1978.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Nay. Did they use Legos to make these shoes?

    • Monabel

      Go away, stupid shoes.

    • boweryboy

      Nay. The look unwieldy.

    • Bethany Roullett

      Clunk clunk clunk. NAY.

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      They should force the designer to wear each of these out for a full night (no taking them off) before they can release them for purchase. Interesting to look at, but completely impractical. Gaga shoes.

    • suzq

      Only if the heels double as Pez dispensers. That way, the creepy red carpet stalker guy from the Ukraine can have a snack next time he does an up-skirt ambush.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Slightly baffled that I’m in the Yea camp. But YEA!

    • KT

      Super cute and interesting — YEA!! I would wear almost all of these. Not the burgundy loafers with a funky heel though — those just look dumb. The white ones, however, manage to look just groovy enough. But I’m living for the heels and the booties. Hooray for color!!

    • Clydette Wantland

      Oh Dear God NO

    • Little_Olive

      Because when you wear shoes hat high, all you want is for your feet to look tiny.

    • BLauD

      Nay because I unreservedly hate all platform shoes.

    • trisker

      Nay. Mannered and ugly.

    • Paula Pertile

      Hate em all. But I’m also in the middle of trying to untangle some yarn, so am crankier than usual. The purple one is maybe OK on someone else, not me.

    • Anplica Fiore

      NAY NAY NAY

    • http://urban-gypsy.com/ Tess Danesi

      Hate all the zig zag heel and hockey puck sole styles but I really love all the others. I could no longer wear them for more than 15 minutes but that doesn’t stop me from coveting. This is probably because I’m 4’11” and grew up in the era of platform shoes.

    • kfizz

      OUT. Fugly, all of them.

    • PastryGoddess

      These uber-platformed shoes are getting ridiculous. they don’t add anything to the look of the shoe and turn people’s feet into hooves.

      This is from a person who wears actual stilettos between 4-4.5″ tall.

    • VioletFem

      NAY. Except for the white oxfords.

    • CommenterFormerlyKnownAsR

      These are so interesting that I can’t help myself. Yea.

    • altalinda

      Die, Die insanely high heels!

    • FuhUgh

      Make it stop already. There is no reason why a heel needs to be higher than 3″.

    • lalahartma

      No.

    • JP

      It’s art, but can you wear it?

    • MartyBellerMask

      So very NAY.

    • http://weirdinedgewise.blogspot.com ONEWEIRDWORD

      Yick. They’re all tilt-forwardies. Too high. Seriously. Enough.

    • DesertDweller79

      I like the geometric designs. I like the idea of the ridged heels. Maybe if they weren’t such ridiculous platforms?

    • shayna61

      Oh hell to the no.

    • bunnydiet

      I am not into wearing Lego’s on my heels!

    • demidaemon

      Pretty firmly on the NAY side. Ugly and dumb, though the colors and fabrics are occasionally nice but not enough to make up for the overall design.

    • jif

      What’s good about them isn’t new, and what’s new isn’t good. Nay.

    • kerryev

      Fun. Yea, especially the spectatory ones. The polka dot pairs look like Miss Piggy shoes.

    • Sophie

      I like the first one, and the corresponding blue one. Just to look at, not to wear. I hate the heel on most of the others.

    • nancymae

      Talk about the ultimate in valet shoes. So fabulous that they can only be seen on display or on one’s foot as she exits her car and runs inside to sit and kick them off under the table.

    • Candice Booth

      I think a “yay” for me but I need them on a foot to really get a firm answer.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      J’adore!!!!! I want them all!!!!!

    • SuzyQuzey

      Those look hella uncomfortable.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      As abstract sculpture, I like them, and the colors are pretty. I’d go to a showroom and stand in front of them, a la the gallery scene in Ferris Bueller.

      I would distinctly not put them on my feet.

    • Therese Bohn

      As sculpture, yea. As wearable footwear, NAY

    • Reality TV Casting

      gonna go nay overall, this is 2 good shoes and a dozen duplicates in tackier colors

    • Sarah

      Nay! Serving stripper shoe realness.

    • ankali

      What did we do to deserve this? When do we start getting pretty shoes again? WHY CAN’T WE HAVE NICE THINGS?

    • Irene Palma

      Hated everything EXCEPT the Pom Pom.

    • quiltrx

      Barbie shoes redesigned by an architect. I think I need to see them on feet and walking about. As ‘shoe art’ they’re interesting. Not sure how functional and outfit-enhancing they’ll be.

    • icm

      I would assume that these horrible footcovers are very expensive and beyond the reach of the average consumer.Another glaring example of money does not equal taste.

    • JynxTheCat

      cute stuffs

    • http://trooperschaf.blogspot.de/ TrooperSchaf

      I can’t unsee the car jack in the saw-heels… they look like one could attach a little handle and readjust the height (which would not be a bad thing…)

    • MzzPants

      I like the flared heals. And, as stated in the past, I’ll wear it when the sensibly healed, good arch support version comes out.

    • LilyVanessi

      I’d wear them. But that may be because I miss the 70’s…

    • conniemd

      Oh dear God. And yes that’s a nay. It’s a shame because the colors on some are interesting, particularly the geometric shapes. I just can’t with the tortured heels.

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      Shoe designers are assholes.

    • traceyishere

      They look dated, and not in a good retro kinda way.

    • mmebam

      I got too distracted by the heel design to really appreciate the shoes. They are actually kind of cute, but I have no clue what the heel is doing.

    • Pterodactyl111

      I do so hate the “platform jammed on a sole” look.

    • lilazander

      NAY! Although the colours and patterns are gorgeous, the styles and shapes of those shoes are hjust hideous

    • formerlyAnon

      YAY! Not everyone will be able to pull these off, but those who can, will be wearing true descendents of earlier platforms that are indeed modern.

    • Kikishua

      Yay if minus the platforms