Yea or Nay: Brian Atwood Fall 2014 Shoes

Posted on August 07, 2014

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[Photo Credit: Brian Atwood]

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  • sugarkane105

    I could see Megan Draper rocking the fringe boots in 15. I say Yay to all of them, except for the ones with the pom-poms cuz Um No.

    • sienna elm

      I love #3 – but I’d remove the pompoms as soon as I got them home from the store. 🙂

  • A lot of these are silly, but they’d probably be great for some fun parties.

  • stellavision

    The pom-pom ones look like they were inspired by Teletubbies.

    • or tribbles?

    • I was thinking truffula trees.

      • Constant Reader

        Well, by the letter T, at any rate.

  • Thomas

    #6 and #8 are nice. Maybe #4 as well. But the rest are a big NAY from me.

    ETA: 14 and 15 look like they have lampshades over them.

    • Sarah

      I like #4. I always dig an orange/purple combo. I would rock those with a black outfit in a heartbeat.

      • SugarSnap108

        I LOVE that color combo, but I hate the giant black bow.

        • Thomas

          Same here. If I were a woman and bought those, I would rip that bow off as soon as I could.

        • Sarah


    • carrie

      6 and 8 are my faves too!

      • Thomas

        Good taste!

    • FuhUgh

      Shoes for the high fashion clown

      • demidaemon

        Does that mean a drag queen?

    • smayper

      I loved 8. I couldn’t wear it because i would hurt myself, but it’s lovely to look at.

  • hyperionic

    What a weird collection.

    • Gatto Nero

      There’s no clear vision/direction/inspiration here that I can see.

  • LeelaST

    It’s official. Shoe designers & podiatrists are in cahoots.

  • decormaven

    I’d love to see the 14 & 15 boots on a model, just to see what that much fringe looks like swinging from the knees. Pom poms = clowns.

  • Gatto Nero

    A disjointed collection. Nay to just about everything, especially the pom-poms.

  • Gatto Nero

    Plus — hey, it’s fall! So let’s bare as much of the foot as possible.

    • Lorelei_D

      Perhaps the designer is Australian?

  • ThaliaMenninger

    15 is for that special woman dying to wear a lava lamp on her leg. I am not that woman.

    • CT14

      Seriously. I looked at that and thought “Leg lamp.” And “A Christmas Story” did it better.

      • KateNJones

        I just got


    • …I may be that woman but I do not have Brian Atwood money or legs…

  • SewingSiren

    Ticky Tacky Toe.

  • At least in 14 if you practiced your shimmy you could get a job at a carwash.

  • Janice Bartels

    Name the circus profession to go with each shoe! Clown, contortionist, magician, bareback rider…

  • Zeee

    Numbers 6 and 21, Get In My Closet!!

  • Sarah

    I like some of them, but others are FSO (for strippas only) so it’s a toss up for me.

    • demidaemon

      Or FDQO (for drag queens only).

  • random_poster

    The only thing I can think to say is they are fun to look at. I’d say no one will wear them, but I hope some celebrity does so we can judge them.

  • Zeee

    Start the countdown to when Melissa McCarthy is wearing them in a picture.

  • AlisonS

    I feel like half of this collection was designed with a playful kitten in mind.

    …The other half: people with no taste. Actually. That could be said of the whole damned lot.

  • lalahartma

    On the whole – nay.

  • littledamnhero

    I don’t want furry balls on my feet.

    • Zeee

      You haven’t met the right furry yet.

  • Denise Rambo

    I was going to say … neither YAY nor NAY, more like MEH … but then I got to those leopard boots!

  • R.A.

    These range from utterly divine to unspeakably hideous. I would cut a bitch for #8. I would run SCREAMING from #14 & #15.


    • CT14

      THAT’S IT!

      They look like designer koosh balls. Do you remember the fuzzy ones that came out when the craze started dying down? He must have found an old warehouse of those and put them on the shoes.

    • demidaemon

      I remember the koosh balls. I knew those things were reminding me of something!

  • ChiKat67

    Everything with a pompom or fringe is a no. Everything else can go immediately into my closet.

  • Imasewsure

    Ok those leopard boots would be pretty hot on the right little lady but NAY overall… I’m sick of hooker height heels

    • CT14

      Why are they unzipped?

      Are they meant to be worn unzipped? Did the stylist just forget? Are we all supposed to unzip our boots and tie them on with belts this year?

      (because that’s not gonna happen…)

      • altermyego

        Fat calves?

  • Meri

    Yea to some, gimme #19, and nay to #14 and #15.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t hate the pom poms, but the Charo platforms and the fringe have got to go. I say mostly yea!

  • somebody blonde

    I love the really colorful ones, but not too keen on the fringe or pom poms.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, no. Not with pom poms.

  • alyce1213

    My cat would really love a lot of these, if you know what I mean.

  • #10 is interesting but the heel is too high for me.

  • The fringe boots in 14 remind me of Hedwig’s last costume during Wig in a Box in the movie (I have no idea what NPH is wearing on Broadway).

  • Sophie

    Love number 10, number 8 also isn’t bad. Not sold on the rest. The ones with pom-poms are ridiculous.

  • Call me Bee

    Not a big fan of pompoms, but I do like the dainty pumps with the little one….Can’t see the fringed boot–I’ll bet they are wicked heavy. THe one platform sandal looks so out of place in this collection of pretty pumps and sandals. CFM shoes. Yuck.

  • jilly_d

    Poms, mesh, tassles, and fringe. Ick.

  • marlie

    The pumps are a YEA! I love them, especially the ones with the little pompoms. And the snakeskin, and black and gold ones are awesome, too. The boots go a little off the rails for me, but I’d sell a kidney for #2 or the similar purple ones in the thumbnail.

  • Lori

    Nay. A couple of them aren’t bad, but between the poms and all the other weird falderol and the insanely high heels the collection overall is a no.

  • Shelby

    Eh. Hit or miss. I’ve been so scarred by the tool’s n’ bits inspired shoes recently that I find myself thinking, “Well, at least there are no nails….” and leaning towards “yay.” And then I want to pinch myself for considering a collection that relies on pom-poms a “yay.” I would totally wear #9 though.

  • kimmeister

    Mostly NAY. I like 6, 8, and a couple of the small pictures.

  • evave2

    Don’t the last three look like prostitute boots? I don’t know if I’d stop to pick up somebody wearing any of those.

    The shoes with fluffy pompoms look like an accident waiting to happen (help me find my fluffy pompom) but the rest look ok.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Dr. Suess —> Jerseylicious —> Stripper —> 70s randomness. I don’t hate some of them, but I’m having trouble following the story.

  • GemFemme

    Clown shoes and My Little Pony realness.

  • yayito83

    LOVE n° 10!, I could also live with 8, and 6, and 5, maybe 9 too… Big Nay on tha boots

  • quiltrx

    I can live with 19. But the rest I just don’t know.

  • kategs

    Love the boots and pompons!

  • Inspector_Gidget

    The boots could only be worked by gypsies, tramps and thieves.

  • SophieCollier

    A few workable looks, but the majority is a big fat NAY!

  • Suzanne Moore

    My new kitten would love to play with the fringe boots.

  • Renee

    can we please save the tribbles? chris pine needs them in the next Star Trek movie.

  • Aidan B

    NAY to the pompoms and fringe and platforms. That leaves a few that I like, mainly numbers 7 and 10.

  • Sherilyne Cox

    10 and 11 would toe-tally stop traffic, turn heads, and inspire poets and pornographers.

  • Monkey Toe

    If you wear the tribble shoes with a Preen Star Wars dress is it matchy or does it clash?

  • I like the idea of some of these shoes (2, 6, 8, 19—and I only like #2 because purple & turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations) but the slight curve to the stiletto heels looks impossibly dangerous. The boots are just laughable. I think you should change the title of all these posts from “Yea or Nay” to “Yea, Nay, or Meh”……this one is not a winner but not really offensive, either. So Meh.

  • Columbinia

    No to the boots and platforms, the rest are okay.

  • Fuchsiaforever


  • Silly and fun. Generally I like it (except the leopard stuff.)

  • KateNJones

    I just got


  • Olive G

    Fringe boots look like two skirts you have to ware below your knees. Shoe # 2– Thinkle Bell is going on a interview.

  • demidaemon

    NAY to pom poms on your toes and the toe grip sandals. The closed toe heels are okay, but there is a sense of over tacky throughout. General NAY for the collection.

  • Constant Reader

    Nay. Unless there are a lot of high-end costume parties for which they would provide the perfect accessories. In which case, carry on.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Are we playing that game where we match the star to the footwear? I was yelling Vanessa Hudgins quite loudly for the fringed items.

  • altermyego

    Every part of me says I should hate the first pair with the four pom poms, so why do I kind of love them?
    Then they take my favorite shoe, #8 and give it a kitten heel! Something I could actually wear! Too bad I could never actually afford it.
    I love the whimsy of this collection. Can’t wait to see who wears the lampshade boots. The Olsen twins?

  • altermyego

    Too bad Sonny Bono isn’t around to wear that last pair of fringed bell-bottom boots.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Send in the Clowns?

  • BayTampaBay

    I like #s 5, 6, 7 and 12.

    Identical knock offs of #9 and #11 can be found online at ShoeDazzle

  • V No Privacy

    Sure okay.

  • Were cats and drag queens the inspiration for these?

  • ktr33

    #2 is kind of cute. That is all.

  • conniemd

    Nay simply because it’s not a collection. There are matching sets of shoes, but they don’t go cohesively with the other sets of shoes. It’s all over the place. And I just can’t with the fringed lampshade boots.

  • RescueMe23

    The first three look like cat toys. I dig those leopard boots though..

  • her

    clearly these are shoes for ladies who don’t have a cat.

  • BitterOldQueen

    God no. What ridiculous, awful, clown-like footwear. Sure, they may be fine for some frivolous fun, but I suspect the price-point doesn’t actually encourage that. Ghastly.

  • Ginmaru

    I like no. 2 but would have to take the gumball off the front of the cat would chase my feet.

  • hellkell

    Fuzzy balls and fringe my cats would eat. Nothing here’s turning my crank, NAY.

  • MartyBellerMask

    For some reason, I want to watch “Harry and the Hendersons” while playing Chuzzle…

  • Drunken Housewife

    14 and 15 look like something someone would wear to a festival, 14 for Burning Man and 15 for Coachella, EXCEPT that who can walk on a precarious stiletto heel at a festival?

  • sojo

    #14 looks like those gigantic automatic car wash brushes.

  • Ya from me, fun stuff.

  • spirit52

    #2 is stunning

  • Clash D

    No.1 is cute – as long as it sits on a shelf. No.2 (especially) to No.9 are really nice. The rest are crazy shoes.

  • Brian G. Cox

    The Tribble Stripper heels would only come in handy at a Comic-Con or Star Trek convention weekend.

  • Kittie Fahey

    Worship them all! Especially #1 and boots #14

  • Oh yea. Most definitely YEA! I would wear every single pair of these.

  • Kikishua

    Those first few are really screaming out “GIVE ME POM POMS OR GIVE ME DEATH”

  • DuBey2

    I love them ALL. I would love to be able to afford Brian Atwood or Nicholas Kirkwood shoes. My faves are # 7,9,12, 13 & 16.
    And I would love to see #15 (Mod Squad Boot) styled into an outfit by Uncles Tom and Lorenzo.