Expensive and Ugly

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Gianfranco Ferre G5819

Manolo says, Ayyyyyy! There are so many of the things that are wrong with this boot, not the least of the which is the price.

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18 Responses to “Expensive and Ugly”




  1. JayKay Says:

    I’m sorry, are they really made of veloiur? VELOIUR?!?!?! Good gravy!
    Heinous.




  2. The Scarlett Says:

    Sweet Mother of God those are wrong. These are boots that were expressly designed for the woman with more money than taste. (Sorry, Cher.)




  3. Annalucia Says:

    The five-inch heel – this tells the Annalucia that these boots are not made to be walked in; they are made to be worn standing still while posing for the cameras of the paparazzi. The price tag makes her wonder if it is being marketed to the ladies who charge as much for a single evening of their company.




  4. Sami Says:

    I think the character Adriana from the Sopranos, she would be quite taken with this boot.




  5. Miz Shoes Says:

    Would you call them “cloots” or “boologs”? (Since blogs has been taken.) And not even real suede? With what appears to be a detatchable collar? For almost 3K?? There are not enough question marks in the world for this.




  6. Elvira Says:

    Does the price include a contribution to one’s IRA?

    The Elvira, she might buy them for 1% of the listed price just to look in her closet occasionally and laugh.




  7. Texasexile Says:

    I. Do. Not. Understand. Shudder.




  8. monique Says:

    From an artistic view the are nice ………….but everyday reality YUCK




  9. Gidget Bananas Says:

    Those boots, they are the perfect thing for a dominatrix who caters to men with the fetish for the Hussar of the Austrian Empire. The Gidget suspects that is a narrow specialty.




  10. daleth Says:

    But they are so very perfect for the Stevie Nicks.




  11. Joey Patina Says:

    Joey says the Stevie Nicks could be buried with these boots on–solving multiple problems at one time.




  12. Miachelle Says:

    Stevie would NOT wear those!

    And, these make me think of some porno movie involving pirates! (Note to Jenna Jameson….)




  13. desertwind Says:

    Just what the well-dressed mistress of the oligarch is wearing this season.




  14. zippy Says:

    When the Zippy saw these boots, she was open-mouthed in amazement at just how badly a designer work can go wrong when they are left by themselves for too long. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear… The price? She shook her head, sighed, then raised her eyebrows looking heavenward, (as if God could help this disaster…)




  15. VeddyVeddyBadAng Says:

    I really like the embroidery, though.




  16. Camera Obscura Says:

    The Camera is pleased to announce that even if she should take permanent leave of her senses and desire to buy these Things, they do not come small enough for her footsies.

    The Camera is also fairly sure that if she should be taking that much leave of her senses, she should also be removing herself from the population voluntarily.

    But the comment about the dominatrix of those with Hussar fetishes was much enjoyed.




  17. Yourdailyart Says:

    I saw these on their home website before I saw them here – thank you for validating my reaction, I thought maybe I just didn’t get it.




  18. Kate Says:

    I also loved the embroidery, though, the rest of this boot looks like the designer was plating the footwear equivalent of Mad Libs.













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