Soup jazz shoes by Jeffrey Campbell, $102.99 at ModCloth
Submitted by Erica. Normally I like the stagger posts by the same designer or boutique, but as there is only one left of this shoe, I decided to jump on it. First of all, Warhol references are really hip and current. I love Warhol too, but its time to move on. How about we start sticking something else on cloths to appear artsy and cultured. Secondly, notice how they are avoiding using the Campbell’s soup logo by changing it to “Delicious” soup. You aren’t fooling anyone. Well, if the shoe is almost sold out, I guess you are.
White tribal wedges by Jeffrey Campbell, $150.00 exclusively at Karmaloop.
In recent years, Jeffrey Campbell has made a name for himself as the Steve Madden of edgier designs. His shoes knock off Ann Demeulemeester, Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony, and Acne among others. This pair takes Givenchy’s tribal print wedges, and reproduces it in a cheap, plastic leather. The print is over the top, and it only works on the Givenchys because of the luxurious material, which the Campbells lack. They then covered the wedge in common thumbtacks, and not even well as some of the tacks overlap poorly. I have seen more steady hands on blogger diys. All in all, it makes for on hot mess of a shoe.
“Vintage” boots by Minnetonka, $80.00 at Chickdowntown.
Vintage can be great. Sometimes, a high price is justified when a piece is in pristine condition, has a well known name, and is an interesting design that sets it apart. These are Minnetonkas and new in the box, which fits first two criteria. Except, these Minnetonka boots are exactly the same and cost less than half. Just because something it’s older, doesn’t mean it’s not the same exact shoe for twice the price.
Gladiator Sneakers by What Comes Around Goes Around, $145.00 at Singer22.
Nothing I have posted has enraged me quite like this pair of shoes. WCAGA took a pair of Converse All-Stars ($38.99 on Amazon) and cut them up. They then charged hundreds more for these sliced and diced shoes than their original retail price. They did not conceive of the shoe, or even made their own knockoff version, they simply edited it and put it back on the market. How is this acceptable?
WCAGA also offers their butchered Converse in bedazzledversions, which cost evenmore. At least these are trendy and cute, the cut up versions remind me of Keens. Still, the only thing that would justify the price is if the studs were made out of actual gold.