Saint Laurent Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello is a huge fan of shoes that seemingly defy the laws of physics. At the brand’s Fall 2017 show, the mad genius sent out a pair of sleek black patent leather…well, it’s hard to know what to call them because they had no heel at all. Still, the models managed to walk in them and the fashion crowd oohed and aahed and contemplated whether the (literally) stunning silhouette was worth the certain toe cramp.
Now, Vaccarello’s released another set of seemingly impossible-to-wear shoes. More than uncomfortable, these look downright dangerous. Saint Laurent’s Anya 100 Patch Pump Roller, which dropped this week alongside the aforementioned no-heel heels and the rest of the brand’s fall collection, is essentially a stiletto skate. Its 3-plus inch heel comes with an actual roller wheel attached; underneath its platform are two additional wheels and a kick-stop brake. As if walking in regular ol’ stilettos (or, for those of us with two left feet, skating in regular skates) wasn’t hard enough.
Still, the death-defying heels — which originally appeared in the brand’s controversial Spring 2017 campaign — are pretty darn chic. One version features a snake print and leaf motif, the other a metallic, comic book-inspired design (fitting, since, like vintage Archie comics, the shoes are more collector’s items than anything else).
How much will these high-fashion Heelys set you back? A cool £1,995, which translates to about $2,600 U.S. At the moment, the Anya rollers are only available in-store. (So potential buyers can test their skills in a controlled environment?) No word as to whether there’s some sort of liability agreement attached.
[ via The Cut ]