Saturday, December 29, 2012

Spy vs Spy Shoes

While combing the internet looking for a pair of Ferragamo boots I came across these innovative shoes.  Designed by Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer RenĂ© van den Berg, they remind me somehow of the old Mad Magazine cartoon, Spy vs. Spy.  Now my Ferragamo boot idea just seems lame.

What is it with the Dutch people?  Is it because they smoke a lot of pot, is it the wooden shoes, the cold weather?  What makes them design torture devices like these shoes?  Check out the video below of the model trying to walk in these (how does she keep a straight face).  I look the same way when dragging myself to the wine refrigerator at the end of a long day.