Saturday, October 13, 2012
South African artist Leanie van der Vyver, in a response to fashion's obsession with bold statement designs created the most outrageous shoe yet called "Scary Beautiful." The shoes have not one but two massive heels. There is one in the front and another in the back. The foot enters the shoe pointed downwards as if it were a ballerina slipper and the front heel "supports" the foot by guarding the shins. Once on, the wearer sports a distorted image as the shoe looks backwards. According to van der Vyver, “ Scary Beautiful challenges current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard." The shoes are a collaboration between van der Vyer and Dutch Shoe designer René van den Berg.