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?
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