A series examining the outer edges of style.
What do eggs, elephants, and lighters have in common? They’re all different shapes of heels that you can buy this fall. Like many weird trends, you can blame this one on Vetements. Over the past two years, the Vetements booties with Bic lighters in the place of stiletto heels have become a huge street-style hit. In their wake, the backs of shoes have become increasingly sculptural and unexpected.
Of course, a trend this high-concept doesn’t come cheap, but it’s fun to look — and to imagine what sort of lifestyle might require spending nearly $1,000 on heels that spell “Call me” in French. Scroll ahead to check out the best strange-heeled shoes of the season.
The Heels That Started It All
The Party Heel
The Mid-Century-Modern Heel
The Egg-Shaped Heel
The Dumbo Heel
The Heel That Does All the Talking
The Venetian Heel
The Other Street-Style Favorite
Not a Vetements girl? J.W.Anderson’s barrel-shaped shoes are also very popular among the street-style crowd.
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