Balenciaga‘s runway shoes always leave me with extreme feelings – I either love the shoes or hate them, it’s never a lukewarm reception. To understand why, just have a look at this compilation shirt of 9 Balenciaga runway shoes.
Some of the shoes Nicolas Ghesquière sends down the runway are downright hideous, like that lego colored shoe that Beyonce seems to favor. Others are sheer genius (love the bottom 4 futuristic shoes). For the spring 2010 season, these Balenciaga soles were seen on the runway. Can you guess which extreme I instantly veered toward?
If you guessed two thumbs way way down, you were right. They even make the lego shoes slightly more palatable. I have no love for the striped, peep toe booties which Ghesquière joked were, “like Play-Doh” nor did I feel any love for the hand-knitted ankle boots. Excuse me for being practical, but aren’t spring runway shoes meant to be worn for warmer weather? A mid length ankle boot like this will only make a petite woman like myself look even shorter.
So what do you think about Balenciaga’s spring 2010 shoes? Am i way off base here?