Yea or Nay: Viktor & Rolf Fall 2014 Shoes

Posted on June 05, 2014

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  • Joanna

    Yay. Because at least they are not those stupid platform/hoof shoes.

    • This x 1000.

    • Miranda

      You get all the likes!

  • Lori

    Nay. If you’re going to repeat a particular design element on every shoe it needs to be a significantly more interesting that that cut out.

    • smayper


  • @Biting Panda

    So we’ve got this one trick and we’re just going to go with it, not matter the actual style of shoe. Brilliant. Nay.

    • Bad Idea Jeans

      To me, they are all the same style of shoe: CAN’T WEAR. These basically look like a bunch of shoes with interchangeable snap-on lego heels. And, occasionally, some bondage straps.

      • JP

        Yes, and I’d worry that the snap-on heels would snap OFF while walking down the street.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        For some reason I’m liking the concept of Lego snap-on heels.

    • fursa_saida

      Yeah, I don’t think it works on the pumps at all. I like it on the bootier ones, though.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t dislike them, but the only pair I could truly see myself buying are the simple black pumps in the middle.

    • NMMagpie

      Those are the only shoes that I was thinking would be seen on the RC from this collection.

  • RussellH88

    Because I used to be a great big fat person, I developed a fear of breaking things. I’d worry I would snap those heels.

    Granted, breaking high heels was an issue I never had to worry about.

  • crash1212

    I don’t know. Seems like something is missing. NAY.

  • Coleen

    It’s like a Jenga game gone slightly wrong.

    • poorellensmith

      That’s EXACTLY what I saw: Jenga. These are a bit trytoohardy.

  • Anna

    I kind of like the grey ones, but I think I’ve about had it with “architectural” and “sculptural” shoes.

    I just want some fucking pretty shoes that won’t give me an ankle injury and make me feel good when I put them on: IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR DESIGNERS?!?!

    • Ginger

      Say what you will about her, but Jessica Simpson makes some really pretty (and comfortable) shoes!

      • Anna

        I agree, I fully admit to owning a couple of pairs!

      • Danielle

        You’ll have to pry my JS pumps off my cold, dead feet.

      • PastryGoddess


        I probably have about 10 pairs of JS shoes in my closet

      • Heather

        I also like Ivanka Trump – I have a few pairs of pretty, classic pumps from her that are also comfy to wear.

        • Ginger

          Good to know! Her shoes haven’t been on my radar.

    • Synnae

      For most yes. It is quite shocking when I hit the designer shoe sale and try on the whole floor/store.

      That said it is also a case of learning which designers fit your feet. I have M-L width so most designers are a no-no. I don’t even try on Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Alexander Mcqueen or Gigli anymore as they design way too narrow for me.

      I have been very pleasantly surprised by Alexander Wang, not very narrow, good (usually padded) foot bed and usually a walkable heel height – loads of 3″ heels. Designed with feet in mind and edgy – I love him!
      Ferragamo is classic so not super exiting but does come in tons of width sizes and heel heights and generally fit very well.

      Prada, Miu Miu, Givenchy and D&G run wider too and have the occasional pair that is both walkable and not ugly. Hit&miss for me.
      United Nude has more affordable and often very architectural shoes with a good fit.

      • sienna elm

        Thank you for that! I’ve always assumed I’d never be able to even try on a nice pair of shoes because of a slightly wider foot. Now I know what to look for – if I ever get the opportunity (and the wallet!) 🙂

        • Synnae

          Most of my designer shoes, I get at the end of the sales (70% or more off), from consignment- often as new and in sample sales & outlets. A vintage store across the road from my office gets the last season left overs from the number 1 designer shoe store here in town. Think 600$ Pradas marked down to 100$. Of course it is all single sizes so you have to get lucky.
          In fact, I don’t think I have ever paid full price for a pair of designer shoes to be honest.

          • Heather

            You must wear a 6.5 or something! In a 39/8.5 there’s never anything left.

          • Synnae

            No I am a EU41,5 (US10/11) depending on the brand.
            And I live in the tallest country in the world so plenty of women with bigger feet. My luck is that a. the Netherlands is not exactly the most fashion-forward country, b. we’re a thrifty bunch and c. most of those larger sized women are tall too and terrified of being even taller so stay away from heels. Meanwhile I love fashion, am willing to pay the relatively steep sale price for designer shoes and most importantly, at 6’2″ I don’t give a sh*t about adding a few more inches to my appearance.

          • Heather

            That’s awesome!!!! I’m 5’8″ (a giantess by American standards), also love heels and wear them to work – but worry about towering over dates so I tend to wear flats when I go out!

          • Synnae

            You’re about the Dutch average haha! And I really don’t care about what my dates think in that aspect, I am freakishly tall (to quote TLo) , you can’t miss it so live with it. Granted, I occasionally need to dodge a guy with a severe dominatrix/amazone fetish but at least that makes for a good bad date story later 😉

      • Anna

        The (count them on one hand) times I’ve been able to indulge in designer shoe sales, I have had good luck with Alexander Wang (my first pair of fancy-schmancy designer shoes). I also quite like B Brian Atwood, more affordable (especially when they go on sale) and gorgeous, you don’t feel like you’re shopping the shitty diffusion line with the designer name/somewhat lower price tag but compromised materials and quality. I wear a 7B, so the styles I want are usually gone though.

      • c8h10n4o2

        Donald Pliner is my foot god. I’ve never been uncomfortable, even in my highest heels from him, and I have joint problems that make that a miracle. I swear he uses my canoe-sized feet as the molding model for 9-1/2s.

    • Synnae

      One more thing, Dr Martens cancelled this line this year so you have to search on Ebay, Amazon etc, but their Zita stilletto line was amazing.
      Best fitting 4″ heels I ever put on. Amazing foot bed, support in all the right places and anti-slip soles. I have walked across pebble stone streets in them without landing on my face and danced in a mosh pit. Most designs were pretty punk-gothic but some like the Nevana are classic and work with just about everything. Check the various reviews, everybody agrees on how insanely walkable these shoes are.
      They run true to size so whatever size you are in normal DMs, you are in their heels. And they run up to a UK9/EU43/US12.

      • Anna

        Danced in a mosh pit, eh? I am intrigued. I gave up wearing heels to go out dancing in favour of sneakers as I’ve learned the hard way that I really like mobility, especially when there’s been alcohol involved.

        Of course, now that you’ve brought it to my attention I will probably fall in love. And there will be no size 7s available in the styles and colours I like.

  • Mothra

    I like them but i am not sure I love that heel on every single one of the shoes.

  • Counterpoint

    Yay only to the first five designs, because in those the heel cutout actually makes sense.

  • random_poster

    (Scrolling down)
    First look: interesting.
    Second: Okay, a boot
    Third: ….ah, same design element with ugly color
    Fourth: I’m done and over it

  • Julie Chase

    The buckle boots are cute, but the quirk gets old REALLY fast.

  • ashtangajunkie

    So NAY it hurts me.

  • Gatto Nero

    Everyone’s doing the tricky heels this season. Have they really all run out of ideas?

  • Nay – I really don’t like the heel cutout and aside from that these are quite boring.

  • mmebam

    Do y’all remember that project runway spinoff show about accessories? The contestant wanted to do something unexpected with the heel but ran out of time…

  • lunchcoma

    I hope thick, ugly heels aren’t making a comeback, with or without the cut out.

    I don’t mind the boots, but the pumps and especially the sandals look dreadful.

  • ….were the heels irregular and they thought, “Let’s just make this work.”?

  • Beardslee

    Like other BKs, I like this less and less the further I scroll down. And though I’m sure the designer would find bringing up functionality to be in poor taste, frumpy old me wonders if the cutout alters how stable the shoe is or how one’s heel feels in the shoe.

  • Yay. Aesthetically pleasing.

  • teensmom99

    Yay–I think they are wearable. Seems a little sparse, though.

  • I like (but don’t wildly covet) the red ones. And…that’s pretty much it.

  • Ginger

    Do the materials used to make these look cheap to anyone else?

  • jkatkins

    Just what the world needs . . . more clunky shoes. NAY.

  • YEA. I’m a fan of solid-looking shoes.

  • Danielle


  • what not

    NAY. I love me a weird heel, but these are kind of dull otherwise.

  • majorbedhead

    I can’t help but think that, should a mere mortal wear these, she would be told over and over again by complete strangers, that her shoes were falling apart. So yeah. That’s a Nay.

  • Synnae

    I love the upper ones with the belt – especially the boots. The lower ones, not so much. I really wonder how they fit though, I’m a US 10-11 and in the past all the V&Rs I tried on were horribly narrow. And the foot bed will probably suck (as in most designer shoes).

    • PastryGoddess

      they stretch pretty well. I have a pair I got off of Hautelook. I also recommend going up a half size.

      • Synnae

        I don’t have the half a size up option at an EU 41,5 🙁
        And after taking a long hard look at my insane shoe collection, I’ve promised myself to no longer buy shoes hoping they will stretch…

        • PastryGoddess

          I meant wider not longer when it comes to stretching. I tend to either stretch them myself or get it done properly at a cobbler. I buy pads for the ball of my feet for all of my shoes. So I like a bit more room in the toe box.

          My good quality leather shoes stretch really well. The semi-cheap ones I get from DSW not so much.

          • Synnae

            It depends on the leather used and while designer shoes generally have much better leather I’ve had some bad experiences too even after taking them to the cobbler.

            With V&R (and plenty of other designer shoes) the base sole is relatively narrow (seems to be between an A and a B) so even when stretched it simply looks as if part of my feet hanging off the side and the fit is just not ok.

            BTW I am totally with you on the pads! I have pads, in-soles, heel padding, you name it! I just wish designers would bloody think of that instead of us having to add that.

  • Miss wks

    Jenga fans should love these….

  • marlie

    Mostly NAY. I don’t like the weird heels. A couple of the simpler pumps could still work, though.

  • FrigidDiva

    Nay. The heels are too tricky and the shoes aren’t nearly attractive enough.

  • Judy_J

    It may be an optical illusion, but did anyone else start seeing these as having a wedge between the heel and the front of the shoe? After a while, they all looked like wedge heels to me.

  • mjude


  • Rhonda Shore

    Nay. I get that it’s thematic but enough w/the B&D look. At least offer one alternative.

  • PastryGoddess


    I want all of the non sandal looks immediately. I would rock the shit out of those cream booties. I’d wear those red shoes to bed.

  • Kent Roby

    I love all the ones with the strap/buckle; but I dislike the others. I guess it’s a NYEAY.

    • PastryGoddess

      and you pronounce that how?

      • Kent Roby

        I’d go with “Ne-Yay”.

        • PastryGoddess

          Well played sir…well played

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Nay. Ugly.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Nay. Cutouts move from clothing to shoes…naturally. Ugh.

  • E. D.

    I like all of the boots and the booties, but not the pumps. I am happy that there aren’t any stripper platforms on any of these.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Scrolling down, I can see why people got tired of it quickly, it’s very quirky. But you’d only be wearing one pair at a time, so I like them all. The thick heel would make them wearable for me, and they strike me as the kind of shoes that get noticed all day. Call me shallow, but I love it when people notice my shoes!

  • barbarienne

    I like them, but I agree with earlier poster who disapprove of the same exact heel on all of them. It’s like they designed an attractive, varied line of shoes that are wearable and will go with most things, and then said, “Hey, let’s stick this funky heel on them! To make them DIFFERENT!”

    Except now they’re all different in the same way, like rebellious teenagers.

    • Shawn EH

      When you have one good idea, you might as well work it into the ground. Yeah!

  • Alyssa

    Nay. The heels look dumb.

  • TigerLaverada

    One of those ideas that’s technically clever and looks fine on paper, but in life they’re ugly.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    is “ehn” an alternative choice?

  • alyce1213

    A small yea. It’s interesting the way the strapped/buckled shoes connect to the heel, and I like those. If I were rich and trendy, I’d wear the red ones.
    Overall, the heel is too gimmicky for every pair, but I don’t hate.

  • Betsy

    NAY! Talk about overdoing one “design element”! Usually, a good designer will vary a design element, across a line of designs. And this isn’t even an attractive “element” at that.

  • Lily

    They certainly have visual interest and are seemingly more practical and wearable looking than others that have come out lately. That being said, why the trend to out-architect one another shoewise? Do designers really think people will wear these? I guess they must since they keep making them.

  • Kinda interesting, but not really pretty

  • I wish the element on the heel was a little more unified with the uppers. A buckle strapped around a Payless shoe with a chunk missing from the heel doesn’t really do it for me.

  • FibonacciSequins

    This feels like student-level design.


  • VioletFem

    I only like he red ones.

  • DuBey2

    I “die for” the black pony hair bootie

  • SuzyQuzey

    One trick pony shoes.

  • LeelaST

    Horrible deconstruction.

  • demidaemon

    I’m going to say NAY, because these look like snap and go heels, which can’t be safe.

  • anotherkate

    I can dig it. I like a thicker heel these days, and the little cutout thingy is interesting, at least. Works better on the booties than the pumps, in my opinion. Yea overall.

  • elemspbee


  • somebody blonde

    Yea! These seem like a better use of the chunky heel than those ones the other day.

  • ankali

    Nay. They’re not awful, but they’re not great enough to overcome looking structurally unsound.

    • Isabel

      The heels terrify me.

  • Oh, is it International Clunky Heel season? I missed the memo. PS: these are awful. Nay.

  • quiltrx

    Oddly (to myself), the only ones I like are the ones with the straps/buckles/whatnot. They sort of look like Transformers in the middle of a change.

  • annrr

    Yay. Only works on the first three styles IMO. LOVE those black leather boots that are the second from the top.

  • trisker

    Gimmick. Nay.

  • KT

    The boots are FUCKING FABULOUS. Everything else is just okay/awkward.

  • livesarah

    Nope. The boots look like the strap pulled too tight and broke the heel, and it looks plain ugly on everything else.

  • Rosemary L’Esprit


  • BrianaJC

    Yay. Mostly because they’re all actually wearable, by a normal human being, who doesn’t work in the fashion industry. I do like the heels, simple and cohesive.

  • Yea. They’re all pretty badass.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I like the ones with straps, but the others look terribly awkward.

  • Nancer

    Yea, though the heel does get repetitive. Still, some nicely architectural shoes.

  • BitterOldQueen

    Totally yay…they’re fantastic!

  • hellkell

    The pink ones are hideous. NAY.

  • CommenterFormerlyKnownAsR

    Nay. The shoes themselves shouldn’t look like they’re being choked/in pain. Or had a pointless bite taken out of them.

  • Ann VerWiebe


  • conniemd

    Nay. What is this fad with weird heels? They just look stupid to me.

  • formerlyAnon

    Neither yay nor nay. Just kind of, maybe. Sometimes. I don’t care for the notched heel except when it has a strap attached.

    Overall, I guess my take is that these aren’t awful or anything, but are a LOT of better shoes out there, especially at this price.

  • lalahartma


  • JynxTheCat

    I like. ANd a better heel for your life.

  • B_C_J

    Yea! Very architectural.

  • Trishington

    Chunky, clunky heels look good on exactly no one. Just say no.

  • Julaine Haraden Morley

    Mostly these seem to say, “Look at me – I’m different! Not cute or sleek or wacky-appealing, but different!” And the impression is that one is viewing the shoe’s graceless underpinning (e.g. the heel) that was supposed to be hidden.

  • lilazander

    Yay. They are classy and fun.

  • yethica

    I unabashedly love these architect-nerd shoes. Love.