Heels or Flippers? You decide….

Heels or Flippers? You decide….

Want a great laugh for a Monday morning? I have just seen the funniest and most outrageous thing that I’ve seen in a long time. So, imagine you are packing for a week at the beach. You want to make sure you have just the right vacation clothes and shoes for your ultra chic look. Sandals can be very cool – yes, but you need something different this year, something that will make you stand out from the crowd. Well, here’s just the thing for you. And, not only will it help you stand out from a crowd, but it also will keep you towering over the crowd all day and night. Enter the High Tide Heel…

Photo: courtesy of National Pictures and Telegraph UK

Photo: courtesy of National Pictures and Telegraph UK

The shoe has the sassiness of a stiletto, but gives you beach practicality with it’s built-in flippers. How convenient, especially when you want to make a quick exit from your blind date. Perfect for both all-day beach wear and for an evening stroll along the pier.

But, like ocean water, it is a little murky where the idea for these babies came from. Some sources say they were designed by Belgian artist Paul Schietekat for an exhibition in 2006 (according to an article in the Telegraph). However, Australian designer, Lisa Carney, has also claimed that she designed the shoe as a joke for one of her fashion shows.

Although never intended for mass production, similar designs and styles have been hitting the catwalks for months. It remains unclear whether or not diehard fashionistas have been brave enough to wear these on the beach – high tide or not.

Unless you are uber cool or a have a weird mermaid fetish, I’m just not sure that this look is a good look. Besides, I wonder how they do actually walking in sand – wouldn’t they sink? 

No thanks, I think I’ll pass on this Belgian beauty, it’s a little too flippn’ wacky (and tacky) for me.

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