Yves Saint Laurent gave us some wild shoes over the years (the Tribute pump, anyone?), so I guess they have a reputation to preserve. However, that reputation has been reinterpreted to mean aberrantly high and thin heels (I estimate, 5-6 inches) unaided by a platform, painful straps, no arch support, and funky toe-shaped sole, all topped with the oversize YSL logo:
When I say no arch support, I mean exactly that–check it:
I also don’t get how models get to stay on their feet in these curious booties, which appear to be a blend between a sock and a stiletto. Apart from being rather bland, I find them quite dangerous–I’d slip out of there in a second:
This next model is desperately trying to get a grip on these funky-shaped soles:
Well, at least there were some shoes that were stylish enough, though ranking as highly as ever on the pain factor:
In the last two–the ornaments that didn’t necessarily work in the collection (see this vest, for example) seem to work beautifully on the shoes. Minus those minor pesky details I mentioned in the beginning. I mean, who needs healthy feet, right?