Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wear or Beware: Mihai Albu 12.2 Inch Heels


High Times


How tall is your highest heel? 4 inches? 5? Better yet, how high do you think you can go before toppling over or at least spraining an ankle? Romanian shoe architect, Mihai Albu, hopes you'll be able to go higher than 12 inches. He's banking on your ability to walk in 12.2 inch heels, to be exact (and pay $1525 for them). It's amazing the way the three platformed wedges are stacked- even if it's not all that attractive. If I had the extra money, I might be moved to purchase them as display pieces- but not to wear. Still, shoes are getting more and more ostentatious these days with their embellished heels, cutout wedges and stylistic quirks. What say you? Haute couture or hot mess? 

(Photo credit: Associated Press)

7 comments:

G+C said...

Haute couture or hot mess? I'll go with hot mess.

StyleScrybe said...

I'll have to agree with you G+C. He does have some others that are more attractive, though... stay tuned.

Anna at ShoeHunting said...

Completely impractical, but a work of art nonetheless. Still, I've seen better - if Nicholas Kirkwood made a 12" high heel, I would consider it!

Amor said...

HOTTTTTT MESS! Not only are these impractical (you will probably not survive wearing these) but they are FUGLY!!! I mean what is the point? Why not buy a pair of payless wedges and strap them to a pair of stilts? I promise you it will not cost $1525, that's for sure! Now I am though a girl all about the embellished heel (see Alexander McQueens' Fall 2010/2011 collection for reference), but I see no point in a 10 - 12in. pair of heels...it's like asking for a catastrophe...

StyleScrybe said...

Anna, I'll post some of his more attractive shoes soon. I'm not a fan of this one aesthetically, but I had to post it for the art value :-). I'm sure you understand.

Amor, I don't have a problem with 10-12 inch heels (as long as I don't have to take more than 2 steps in them lol), but this pair is DEFINITELY not on the cute list.

stilettolover91 said...

Those are crazy! My highest heels are 5.5" and there is no platform and they're definitely not easy to walk in imagine 12"!!

http://hottheels.blogspot.com/

On The Road... said...

That is crazy! I don't even know what else to say.