If the 12 inch tall shoe fits

I love shoes,


but you couldn’t pay me to wear these enormoes

These Alexander McQueen shoes, affectionately dubbed the “armadillos” by the editors at Vogue Magazine, measure 12 inches tall and they remind me of foot binding and shoes for the bound foot for some reason. Maybe the overall fetishization and extreme angles?

Lotus shoe photo courtesy of morbidoutlook

The McQueens have inspired the following poem:

tanka
Annette Marie Hyder

inaccessible
temples to lotus shaped feet
you tower serene

one must be brave, surefooted
to ascend to your high peaks

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