Classic shapes, repulsive beauty and stunning creativity in footwear.
Welcome to Shoe Pr0n.
You won't find any dainty strappy numbers, flip flops, or gladiator sandals here. If you think Uggs or Crocs are acceptable forms of footwear, we probably won't get along. There are a million shoe blogs out there, but as this one is curated by me it is obviously going to be full of fabulous things.
Bernhard Gronberg. 1923
This heel is very high for the 20s, and I would love to see what kind of shank and structure are in the arch of this shoe.
But regardless of how it’s built, it is a beautifully proportioned shoe with a very modern top line. Shoeties (oh how I hate that word) are not a new concept.
These remind me of my very first Shoepr0n post in 2010: http://shoepr0n.tumblr.com/post/1683609644/red-and-gold-leather-boots-from-c-1900-a-thing Oh how time flies!
I’d like to point out that I look exactly like those shoe designers when I’m working. I sit at a completely neat desk and thoughtfully tie lacy ribbons around my lasts, while sporting a fitted dress and cat eye glasses.
I could make a joke right now about being high strung….
But what is more important to note (har har har) is that Kobi Levi is a fantastic shoemaker whose work, while not necessarily graceful or beautiful, is always an exciting experiment in design.
Super high-heeled shoes in Exotique magazine, 1950s.
I’m usually not a big fan of what some folks call “corset lacing” on shoes. I think it’s a cheap, mindless way to make a normal shoe “sexy”. However, there is something about these that I kind of like- I think it’s the fact that the lacing becomes a little messy and almost functional looking.
For the girl that can’t decide between boots or sling backs.
The official shoes of Club Stabby.