Prada’s Lightning Bolt Shoes Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

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While many readers of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein will associate lightning as a key element related to the monster, the book does not say explicitly that it was created during a stormy night.

Regardless, Miuccia Prada incorporates a number of literal references to the gothic horror novel throughout Prada’s Fall ’19 collection that explores themes of freakishness and dark romance.

The following shoes are defined by their lightning bolt heels. Do you prefer them to the chunky crystal heels from the same collection?

Metallic Textured Leather-Trimmed Suede Sandals, $1,100 at Nordstrom and Net-A-Porter

Note the metallic textured leather-trimmed 3D lightning bolts defining these sandals

Defined by metallic textured leather-trimmed 3D lightning bolts, these sandals have been made in Italy from plush black suede and set on a sturdy block heel.

These shoes have been made in Italy from plush black suede and set on a sturdy block heel

The buckled-fastening ankle strap customizes the fit and the peep-toe shows off a fresh pedicure.


Lightning strikes three times, bringing electrifying energy to an ankle-strap pump made from suede and featuring a peep toe and curvy, notched vamp

Gray Suede Lightning Bolt Ankle-Wrap Sandals, $1,100 at Neiman Marcus

Prada Suede Lightning Bolt Ankle-Wrap Sandals

Prada suede sandals with 3D lightning bolts extending at sides and from heel

Lightning Bolt-Heel Satin Pumps, $750 at BG and Matches Fashion

These black pumps reflect both the romance and fear symbolised on Prada’s AW19 runway

These shoes are cut from satin and set on a red lightning-bolt shaped heel

Purple Embellished Suede Sandals, $1,100 at Moda Operandi

Prada Purple Lighting Bolt Shoes

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