We’ve featured – and worn – our fair share of funky, chunky footwear, but these really take the cake! Dutch fashion brands United Nude and Iris van Herpen collaborated to create these amazing, and slightly scary, “Thorn” booties, so named for their spiky, thorned heels.
Here’s the deets: the shoes are 7.4″ high (!!!) and feature a circular pattern of ‘thorns’ made from hand-cut semi-precious stones.
The shoes made their debut on the runway last week during 2012 Paris Couture Week at van Herpen’s Autumn/Winter 2012 haute couture show, “Hybrid Holism“. And this isn’t the first time the Dutch designers have collaborated. They previously teamed up to create these scary, toothy shoes for van Herpen’s Spring 2012 couture collection.
What do you think of these Iris van Herpen x United Nude shoes – haute couture or haute mess?