It wouldn't be a new season if there WASN'T a ridiculous hybrid word being put about.  J.W. Anderson's S/S 12 show, which I'll be moo-ing and coo-ing about later, managed to squeeze in two .  The first is something I've flirted with before – the skirtigan – cardigan that is also a skirt though in J.W. Anderson's case, there isn't that double function as a skirt is styled to look like a cardigan with none of the awkward fit of a DIY skirtigan.

The second is a beast that I can't quite term yet.  I say 'beast' because for some, these shoes will probably seem truly hideous.  You should know that my affection for ugly shoes knows NO bounds.  Therefore these loafers slash trainers along with more conventional heels made in collaboration for Aldo (is it just me or did they REALLY up their collab game this season – check their Tumblr for a very un-Aldo looking aesthetic…) need a name.  The Loaner?  Traifer?  Loaker as in loafer and sneaker rolled into one?  Sneafer?  I'll leave it up to you.  The qualities of the sneaker part though are particularly compelling.  I've been increasingly fascinated about the relationship between conventional sportswear and fashion with the converging at a lot of shows I saw at the S/S 12 in New York, in a way that makes me think, perhaps I'll just pop down to Niketown for a change-up in inspiration.  These shoes are yet another point of convergence and for me, might just be the weird summation of the mood of the season…    

Too early to tell yet for sure.  For now, I'm just hoping Aldo gets these babies into production… 




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  1. welovefur

    2011-09-18 at 11:14 AM

    nice shoes!!!!kisses from your follower! ‚ô°
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  2. Bliss Fusion

    2011-09-18 at 1:59 PM


  3. babylovesfashion

    2011-09-18 at 2:14 PM
  4. Style Astronaut

    2011-09-18 at 2:37 PM

    They are so awesome! I wish they were my P.E. shoes!!

  5. Joy

    2011-09-18 at 3:31 PM

    They’re beautiful. No function over form.

  6. Katarzyna

    2011-09-18 at 4:35 PM
  7. Meena Dhuga

    2011-09-18 at 5:07 PM
  8. Cristina

    2011-09-18 at 5:58 PM

    I can’t tell if I like them or not, but they do remind me of a pair of shoes I wore in high school. I found a “loaker” style shoe that bent the rules on a “dress shoes only” uniform code. They were a loafer shaped, slip on body with a runner style sole, not as literal as this though. They best part was that they were all corduroy! People either loved or hated them, much like I imagine they will with these.

  9. Moi

    2011-09-18 at 7:18 PM

    Jumping up and down! Jumping up and down!

  10. dree harper

    2011-09-18 at 9:44 PM

    i would so pimp those! xxDree

  11. heather

    2011-09-18 at 9:51 PM

    i think they are awesome! for working out.. definitely nothing else haha

  12. saigon

    2011-09-18 at 11:29 PM

    not happily joined. the two. too much inconsistence. prada plus platforms is much better

  13. LED street light

    2011-09-19 at 3:56 AM

    Is really a pair of very nice shoes, collocation is lightsome. Sportswear

  14. Lady & Olga

    2011-09-19 at 7:43 AM

    These hybrid shoes are just AMAZING !

  15. Lady & Olga

    2011-09-19 at 7:43 AM

    These hybrid shoes are just AMAZING !

  16. Lady & Olga

    2011-09-19 at 7:43 AM

    These hybrid shoes are just AMAZING !

  17. Kat

    2011-09-19 at 7:49 AM

    oh wow! there really aren’t any words…

  18. Claire D

    2011-09-19 at 6:47 PM

    The Strainer (shoe/trainer)!

  19. Susie

    2011-09-20 at 8:29 AM

    Perfect for those who can’t bare to wear high heels on the walk to work and don’t want to sacrifice fashion!

  20. clarity enhanced diamonds

    2011-09-20 at 4:05 PM

    I love them!

  21. Lisa

    2011-09-21 at 12:48 AM

    So awesome. Aldo MUST produce these! Had to repost on my blog (basicallyclothed.com).

  22. Md. Shahin Sarwar

    2011-09-21 at 3:22 AM

    Excellent fashion and style I like that. Whenever I will take a decision to buy I will buy it and this great for me because I like that type of fashion.
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