Since zombies are a thing right now, you could say that these shoes that make you walk like one are very much on trend.
Artist Leanie van der Vyver conceptualized these shoes to be worn with the heels in front and the platform at the back. The reversed pitch makes the wearer walk like something straight out of a Silent Hill video game or an extra from The Walking Dead!
Of course, these shoes aren’t really meant to be worn. They are van der Vyver’s statement artwork on today’s impossible beauty ideals. These “Scary Beautiful” shoes are an example of how much pain and torture we are willing to undergo just to achieve a new beauty standard.
We have to admit, we here at Your Next Shoes are guilty of that. How many times have we said “no pain, no gain” when it comes to heels, especially when they’re foot-breakingly beautiful?
Anyway, you can check out the still and watch the video below to see a model try to walk in these “Scary Beautiful” shoes. Would you say that these are the scariest shoes you’ve ever seen in your life?
Oh, and just to get it out of the way, Leanie van der Vyver has sent these shoes to Studio Formichetti for Lady Gaga. No word yet on whether Gaga has used them or will use them, but we’d also like to see her try.
Here is an interview with the designer and a glimpse of more scary shoes: