It’s a bird! It’s a plane!
No, it’s just these caped sandals from Alexander Wang:
That’s actually a “flap overlay” covering the heel cap but “cape” is a much better way to describe it, don’t you think?
The description also says that it’s detachable but I’m looking at these pictures and I can’t for the life of me figure out exactly how that’s done. I’m not sure I would want to take the cape off either if I did own a pair of these shoes. I mean, isn’t that essentially what you’re paying for when buying these shoes? If you take the cape off, then they’re just regular metallic ankle strap sandals. And unflattering ones if I may add; I’d rather go for the cuter and much cheaper Jeffrey Campbell Sabina sandals if my intention was to go for the ankle strap sandal look.
Here’s how these caped sandals look like going down the Alexander Wang Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear runway:
And yes, other colors aside from the blush shown above are now available too:
Even the fur-covered version shown in the fourth runway picture is now ready for purchase:
You can shop for these shoes and more from Alexander Wang at Shopbop.
Credit: Gianni Pucci/GoRunway