Friday, January 28, 2011

Ugly Shoes

I was trolling through the Neiman Marcus sale selection [I don't know why I bother -- I can rarely afford any NM stuff, even if it is on sale], when I noticed these Barfaroni Shoes by Marc Jacobs. 

Miss Marc Sock-Illusion Ballerina, Plaid 2

Miss Marc Sock-Illusion Ballerina, Plaid 3

Miss Marc Sock-Illusion Ballerina, Plaid

Shoe description:

Miss Marc Sock-Illusion Ballerina, Plaid

Fun fusion: MARC by Marc Jacobs turns a winsome style edgy.
Plaid-printed leather Mary Jane flat attached to solid suede ankle sock.
Signature cartoon print depicts grinning, wide-eyed Miss Marc over the round toe, along with furry friends and playing card suits.
Decorative logo buckle on instep strap.
Banded cuff holds sock up.
Exposed side zip.
Leather lining; rubber sole.
Approximately 4 3/4"H.
Imported.

Original Retail: $375
On Sale Now for $168!
 

Um, I give these shoes a big, fat F. As if the shoe wasn't awful enough on it's own, some genius thought it would be smart to ATTACH A SUEDE ANKLE SOCK TO IT?! HELLO!?!?!??!?!? HELLO!!!!!!!!! WTH!!!!!!! 

I think a designer should take pride in his/her work.  And I am wondering if Marc Jacobs would wear these monstrosities.  Hmm.

Marc Jacobs wearing Marc Sock-Illusion Ballerina, Plaid

Well he is now.

Note: Sometimes I think designers purposefully produce hideous products as a joke -- a profitable joke -- as they know SOMEBODY will buy them just because their brand name is attached to it.   

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34 comments:

Trixie said...

The mary jane strap makes them a little over the top don't you think!?

Vivienne said...

I thought they were hideous BEFORE I noticed that it was a faux-sock in a shoe.... gah.

tulpen said...

Gawd!!

Gotta show these to my husband so maybe he'll stop complaining about how ugly my Dansko clogs are.

Cheryl Ann said...

oh, gross! I didn't notice it was all one piece until the second photo. yuck. i want to know who buys this shit.

Char said...

ha! i agree about the designers laughing all the way to the bank

Farah said...

Well I think he looks rather fetching in those shoes! LOL

Christiejolu said...

I forgot my comment after I scrolled down and saw the pic of the dude! LOL! Funny. Ugly shoes for sure!

besswess said...

Barfaroni shoes! That is fantastic.
I also love your changes to his already so sexy photo.
Thank you for making me laugh at my desk like you so often do.

Lorena said...

Now THAT IS CLEVER : Barfaroni.
Seriously these shoes are totally moronic.

bananas. said...

LOOOOVE marc jacobs...but homeboy knows those shoes are effin heinous!

i think designers create ugly shit because they can. they know dumb fucks with name brands on the mind will buy those fugly creations just for the label.

sweet photoshop skills btw!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I agree- I totally think designers mess with the masses.

Happy weekend doll

Morgan said...

BAWHAHAHAHA. Love the photoshop work. :)
Those are heinous. BOO.

Kimbirdy said...

i would feel better about these if marc jacobs had actually named them "barfaroni shoes." then i wouldn't have to wonder. :) awful, awful shoes...

Jill said...

You crack me up!

Pretty Little World said...

Someone else made a boot version - not with all of the crazy // ugly designs, but something with like a knee-high sock sewn in.

Seriously.
No.

...love Maegan said...

OMG HOW WHERE ON EARTH WILL I EVER FIND SOCKS?!?!?! Oh good, they come built into the shoes *sigh of relief*

LAMEST SHOES EVER.

what a wiener

Caroline said...

LMAO...I love what you did to his photo...oh good god... I will say there is probably a cult of Japanese school girls wearing these...and rocking them!

Stacy Conner said...

Completely agree! Those are HIDEOUS and I am sure some idiot with more money than god will buy them and end up in US Weekly or something like that. Blech....

On another note: HAPPY WEEKEND!!

Kathryn said...

I love the photo of you making him wear his crappy creation! I see Big Lots in their future.

Egads, I wouldn't even buy them from Walmart if they were in the $1 clearance section. No designer name attached to it would endear me to don such attire, and I even like sort of bizarre stuff.

I would guess his inspiration was after a babysitting episode combined with and a bad acid trip.

I do think that designers are sort of out of ideas and think if something is just different it equals good.

Shelley said...

oh yay. built in socks. need.

eww those are so ugly!! I love marc in them though :)

TK Kerouac said...

I could totally see my crazy daughter wearing those!

Anonymous said...

At first i just thought they were some whimsical little Mary Janes...but then i noticed the built in sock thing!!! What??? I don't understand. If they were just the shoe part like i'd first thought,i wouldn't actually mind them TOO much ( even though they would not go with ANYTHING). But i just can't get my head around these..never mind my tootsies into them.
That photo is great!!!! Ah, a picture speaks a thousand words...

Bon x

SimoneV said...

I was just thinking, damn, these shoes aren't that bad!!

But I didn't realize at the time that the shoe included the sock.

:-|

What. The. Fuck. Alright.

Kitty Stampede said...

WHAT?!?!!? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
you are so fucking hilarious, i can't even handle it.
I DID NOT expect to scroll down and see the man HIMSELF, wearing those SHITWAGS. Holy shite, my breathing is fucked all of a sudden. You obliterate me. you seriously DO.
phew...golly gosh...goly gee, oh my.
bahahaha. oh shit.
you deserve a big mob boss kiss.

十十f十 said...

lol!!! love your frankness, woman. i'm curious about your shoe choices. will you share that with us anytime yet? are you into those hybrid shoes of the recent seasons? i've been thinking about doing thematic posts like "i hate these" as opposed to "i heart these" that's more common and easier to do. but i might end up offending people again...

Lily Riani said...

i like how your mind and creativity works!

Candice said...

I'm amazed at what people will spend their money on. Those things are fucking gross.

I love the picture though. ;)

Elle Sees said...

i totally agree!
"Hmm...let's see how many people buy this p.o.s?"
*falls over laughing*
--end scene

chloe said...

hahaha, i was thinking i needed a giggle and bam, 2 seconds on drollgirl here i am laughing at marc jacobs! at first i thought you also added that pink balloon between his legs but thats actually part of the original photo? i feel like i should know the story behind it

WendyB said...

It's all part of Marc's plan to annoy me.

alissa said...

im so surprised that they're on sale! can't believe those weren't snatched up in minutes.

Red Boots said...

Oh man, they actually come with a built in sock?! What is he thinking?! x

Melanie's Randomness said...

If they were on sale for 20 bucks I might buy them. DEFINITELY not for 160 dollars & is he serious about the original $300 price tag????? WHAT WAS HE THINKING!!

Melanie's Randomness

Diana said...

he's losing it lately. Seriously. Stick with bags, Marc!