July 3, 2005

Something has gone seriously awry.... with our Birkenstocks.

They've brought in Heidi Klum. And this is the result.





Heidi seems to belong to the Tana School of Fashion Design.

UPDATE: That first shoe -- that "lace-up half boot with striking animal motifs" -- costs $600!

17 comments:

lindsey said...

GROSS!

Dave said...

I saw those advertised.

They're selling for a couple hundred dollars. And yet, there are some out there willing to shell out that kind of cash.

Ron said...

That first shoe...think of the attention you'd get if you taught in those!

so...how many pairs are you getting?

Ann Althouse said...

But they are still Birkenstocks! Why don't I just glue fake jewels on my Danskos?

Actually, back in the 80s, I did wear purple lace-up half boots!

Ron said...

Isn't it times like this that you wish you had a bedazzler?

Clearly a concept ahead of its time!

knoxgirl said...

"new styles that are both subtle and beguiling"

...subtle????

shoo. I think Heidi *definitely* broke out the bedazzler for these.

Ann Althouse said...

She went all Tana on them.

Kirk Parker said...

Being a complete coward in the fashion arena, I think I'll just wait until Manolo has spoken.

:-)

Ann Althouse said...

I checked Manolo to see if he'd opined on these things. He usually sticks to saying what's pretty and ignores the horrendous.

Freeman Hunt said...

Over $600 for some canvas hightops with lions and spiders painted on them?! Lions and spiders and Keds, oh my!

Velobiff said...

WOW Birkenstocks are actually "designed"?

Ron said...

Freeman Hunt: Maybe they're Chuck Taylors! Painted, bedazzled, Chucks! For $600!

Clearly, we are in the wrong line of work!

C'mon, Ann, get someone to make you up a pair...and then teach with 'em!

Troy said...

That "striking animal motif" makes me want to strike animals all right -- with a bat.

$600 for ugly crap -- I love the rich and the heavily indebted nouveua riche!

Troy said...

make that "nouveau" or nouveaux...

Wade_Garrett said...

I like Birks as much as the next Madisonian, but speaking from a male point of view, its never a mistake to add Heidi Klum to anything!

gs said...

Attention K Mart shoppers!

The authentic primal K Mart, of course. I lost interest when they tried to gentrify (marthafy?).

Manolo has discussed other Birkenstocks. See http://shoeblogs.com and type 'birkenstock' into the search box, or go to http://shoeblogs.com/horrors.html and scroll down a bit.

Ron said...

Maybe I'll buy a pair if Heidi delivers them to my door personally...wearing only the kicks.


Nothing less is acceptable!