Shoe Sum

Shoe Sum

>> I fully credit this post to the only type of maths that my non-numerical brain can handle and that is Fashematics but having seen these knock about in Manchester's Gallery of Costume this weekend, it had to be done…

Alexander McQueen's kid leather western mules that are cited as being ca. 2005-7 and having searched through the seasons, I can't quite pinpoint exactly when these fairly uncharacteristic McQueen specimens popped up…



Turkish/Middle Eastern curly toed slippers or to put it in naive terms… Aladdin's shoes…



Early 18th century mule specimens…

(1740s mule, Baroque ladies mules from France ca. 1690-1720)


Miu Miu's S/S 12 hybrid mules that stormed out to Ivor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring score…

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  1. The Very Simon G

    2011-10-16 at 11:02 PM

    Something weirdly attractive about these. I wouldn’t normally like them, but the colours and shape do something to me!!

  2. joy

    2011-10-16 at 11:41 PM

    There were similar ones at Thakoon.

  3. Anieblu

    2011-10-17 at 12:07 AM

    I want a pair of thoose shooes, are georgeous!!!

  4. Kylie Memoir Mode

    2011-10-17 at 12:20 AM

    haha I love them. So strange, I was recently looking up 18th century shoes (think the ones pictured) and thinking how awesome it would be to have a pair. They do not look comfortable though. “Taxi”.

  5. The Foolish Aesthete

    2011-10-17 at 3:15 AM

    I love this visual array — and have a really soft spot for the Arabian and Baroque footwear — summing up to Miu Miu’s slippers. Interesting that it burst out of Stravinsky’s score. But then, the Rite of Spring always makes me do strange things too!

  6. sabrina

    2011-10-17 at 6:29 AM

    I’m sure they’re much more attractive in person, like all well made things. But i’m not being drawn towards them!

  7. LED street light

    2011-10-17 at 8:48 AM

    Very nice shoes, want to buy give the person I love.

  8. deee

    2011-10-17 at 9:17 AM

    hey, nice shots, but those are not really turkish.

  9. Kate

    2011-10-17 at 11:04 AM

    Very cute, I like it…that’s math I understand 🙂

  10. taylor

    2011-10-17 at 2:27 PM

    nothing better than fabulous mules

  11. Rose

    2011-10-17 at 9:21 PM

    How I love shoes! Got the gibbled feet to prove it. No way would my feet let me wear any of the ones in the photos, but hey, what’s that got to do with something so lovely and exciting?!

  12. train quilt

    2011-10-18 at 4:13 AM

    They’re beautiful.Thanks for posting.

  13. Laveena

    2011-10-18 at 2:09 PM
  14. Political Marketing

    2011-10-18 at 9:16 PM

    Very nice 🙂

  15. Layers&Swathes

    2011-10-18 at 11:13 PM

    Love the fashmatics!

  16. Layers&Swathes

    2011-10-18 at 11:13 PM

    Love the fashmatics!

  17. Layers&Swathes

    2011-10-18 at 11:13 PM

    Love the fashmatics!

  18. Stacey

    2011-10-19 at 5:07 AM

    such an awesome silhouette for a shoe!

  19. northwest is best

    2011-10-19 at 9:04 AM

    I love the Gallery of Costume and notice something different every time I visit (I only live up the road so it’s not a long journey). Those shoes caught my eye on my last visit!

  20. Marie-Claire

    2011-10-19 at 10:16 AM

    terrible fake tan lines in one of those pics hahaha

  21. Mikaela

    2011-11-17 at 10:16 PM

    Absolutely Adorable! It is time to stand out from the crowd!

  22. kids flip flops

    2011-12-04 at 12:24 PM

    Where can we such kind of shoes? I bet it’s a native shoes of a particular country.

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