We are kind of obsessed right now with trash fashion, so here is a post about some truly trashtastic footwear :
Who said that being eco-conscious can’t be sultry? This Winter, the Christian Louboutin 6″ inch peep-toe slingback puts the “oh” in au naturel. Monsieur Louboutin’s infamous “trash” style has returned this season for a look that is daring and fun. Please note, though, ladies: “Ecotrash” isn’t shy about being unique“”each shoe will vary in detritus and no pair will look the same.
We are enamored by the fact that no 2 pairs are alike, even as we are turned off by the use of python and other animal skins, and of course, can not fathom actually attempting to wear these things and walk or even stand … now if only Vans did a version … More Christian Louboutin eco-trash pumps HERE and HERE
The words ‘watch where you step’ take on new meaning when you look at these shoes. In a piece of work entitled “˜Anything Goes When it Comes to (S)hoes“™, London-based designer INSA paid homage to Trinidad-based artist Chris Ofili by making humungous 10-inch stiletto heels replete with beads and ““ get this ““ soles made using the same elephant dung Ofili used in his paintings in the early 90s. Well, not quite the same elephant dung, but oversized droppings that did come from the same family of elephants.
These shoes are the shit, and we say that with love and admiration … we are not turned off by the idea of using dung this way (someday we will post a pic of the dung doll from India that Wendy WasteNot gave us for our collection). More INSA elephant dung heels HERE and HERE
For more outrageous shoes, check out the
Shoes or No Shoes museum in Belgium
The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto
Henry Art Gallery shoe collection on Hankblog