High Tide Heel, Part 2

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, after viewing the post about the High Tide Heels, one of the Manolo’s very perceptive internet friends, the Elle, has left the comment noting that Jean Paul Gaultier had sent the high-heeled flippers down the runway in his Spring 2007 Ready-To-Wear.

Naturally, the Manolo had to find these shoes and show them to his friends,

And so, voila!

Bay Watch, Paris

Although the Manolo remembers this Gualtier show very well, he admits to having completely missed these amusing flipper-shoes.

And for the next example of the high tide heels, it is also the smartie Elle who has provided the Manolo with the link to this photo below.

High Tide Heels and Exposed Bosoms

Once again, there is no indication of the provenance of this picture, other than that it appeared in the webpages of the Sydney Morning Herald. If any of the Manolo’s sharp eyed friends known from whence it comes, please tell.

UPDATE: The designer of the High Tide Heels has been identified!

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18 Responses to “High Tide Heel, Part 2”




  1. It'stheRooo Says:

    The shoes? I have no words.

    To digress for a moment, however? Even noting that the camera puts on 10 pounds, I’m happy to see a model who is not skeletal. With muscles and a shape. Go, Gaultier!




  2. Lee Anne Millinger Says:

    Omigosh, it’s Daisy Duck!




  3. daisyj. Says:

    Those clothes may be “ready to wear”, but I cannot imagine in what universe one might be ready to wear them.




  4. LaVida2 Says:

    If you have a clip of them walking with these things I would love to see it.




  5. Elle Says:

    There was actually a video floating around on youtube Of the spring fashion show. In the first few seconds of the show, they showed the model sporting the bizzare yet intriguing shoes. It was posted on some shoe blog, though cant remember where. I tried looking for it again but could not find it. If someones knows wher it is. Post away.




  6. pipchick Says:

    Um…nip slip?




  7. Janda Says:

    What is the price of these “cool” flipper heels”???
    Where can we get them, must have a pair live in Oklahoma!!!




  8. amymoni06 Says:

    Do you know who is the High Tode Heels’ designer?




  9. amymoni06 Says:

    Do you know who is the High Tide Heels’ designer?




  10. lisa carney Says:

    It was me! I am the designer of these high heeled flippers! I made them for my catwalk show for Mercedes Australian Fashion week 2002 at Bondi Iceberbs. This model opened the show and played the part of Ursula Andres walking (with not alot of grace) from sea. What a laugh! I just had a stockist of mine email me a photo of some high heeled flippers so i blogged and found this. You made my day, thanks!




  11. Kay Beicker Says:

    Are the “Flipper Shoes” for sale anywhere? What is the price? Would be so great for the fashion conscious woman angler.

    Pearland, TX




  12. Kathlyn Says:

    honestly, when will britney spears and all these other celebretards stop walking around like such idiots?




  13. Lisa Says:

    I WANT THESE SHOES! I am a swim instructor and anything to help me stand in a little deeper water (I’m only 5’1″) as well as chase down fast little swim team beginners is priceless! I’m in the water 6-8 hours per day so I don’t care if you can’t walk in them on land!!













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