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High Tide Heels, Part 3 | Manolo's Shoe Blog

High Tide Heels, Part 3

Manolo says, remember this picture, which the Manolo was unable to authenticate?

Lisa Carney's High Tide Heels.

The mystery is solved!

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!

The “Me” behind this charming note is the Australian designer Lisa Carney.

13 Responses to “High Tide Heels, Part 3”

  1. Sharon July 13, 2007 at 12:51 pm #

    I am sorry but these of got to be the weirdest style of shoes I have ever seen. I cannot begin to imagine how in the world you would walk in them without tripping over you feet. I give the models credit.

  2. Olga July 14, 2007 at 8:43 am #

    Nice idea actually. Great for crazy fashionistas who don’t want to be seen without heels even at the beach. I think Posh Spice should adopt this style, she almost always wears heels, even playing baseball ;)

  3. sfmike July 14, 2007 at 5:28 pm #

    Dear Sharon and Olga: I think you’re missing the joke of the designer, if I read her correctly. The high-heeled flippers were for a runway show at Sydney’s Bondi Beach with the model arriving a la Ursula Andress in “Dr. No.” In other words, she’s arriving from underwater in the ocean onto the beach. What a perfectly funny, exquisite idea for a fashion show and I’m sorry the model didn’t quite carry it off gracefully.

  4. XLheel August 3, 2007 at 4:04 am #

    Would like to know if the high tide heels still is available for buying retail

  5. Diane September 9, 2007 at 12:11 pm #

    Where can I get a pair??

  6. ChrisKe October 15, 2007 at 5:27 am #

    I’m sorry Manolo:

    The High Tide Heels on the picture
    are NOT from Lisa Carney!
    They are from the Belgian artist Paul Schietekat who made them in polyester and they were available at the “A8” Gallery in the Abrahamstraat in Gent (near the Gravensteen).
    All 10 pairs were sold out, but he’s busy now making some new pairs, soon available at the A8…

  7. Elle November 24, 2007 at 3:43 pm #

    Video of the stilletto flippers on the runway. Go to 02:18.


    They prove to be a bit tricky to walk in.

  8. Bryan August 26, 2008 at 1:16 am #

    I would like to know where I can find a pair.
    I’ll do every thind to get one…
    Help me please…

  9. Anonymous September 11, 2008 at 4:50 pm #

    I am a Shoe Fanatic. I live in FLA. we are dodging hurricanes this year. These would sell. Hell i would buy a pair! Great Conversation piece!
    Susan Shannon
    Amelia Island, Fl. 32034

  10. Anonymous October 10, 2008 at 12:35 pm #


  11. suse August 14, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    I can’t live without my gucci on..