Hoof hearted

What’s worse than a shoe with a gun for a heel? Right: a hoof with a gun for a heel.

Gun Hoof by Iris Schieferstein

This design comes from Iris Schieferstein, who calls it, with disarming simplicity, “Gun Hoof.”

I suppose this is the point where we discover if there’s something Lady Gaga won’t wear.

(Forwarded by a reader who shall remain anonymous for his own safety.)



  1. fillyjonk »

    21 January 2010 · 7:31 am

    What’s the emoticon I’m looking for here?

    Oh yes:


    I’m not sure if the attacks from PETA or the gun-control people would be worse.

  2. McGehee »

    21 January 2010 · 7:55 am

    So many punchlines…

  3. Lynn »

    21 January 2010 · 8:56 am

    OMG! WTF!

  4. Jennifer »

    21 January 2010 · 12:50 pm

    Um…Wow. Er…
    Yeah, I have no idea what to say here. I know there is something witty just waiting to flow from my fingertips, but it just won’t come.


  5. fillyjonk »

    21 January 2010 · 3:29 pm

    You know, I’m just old enough to remember when the goal of fashion was actually to make women look prettier and more alluring.

    Times have changed, I guess

  6. CGHill »

    21 January 2010 · 3:41 pm

    Nowadays, top priority is placed on Making A Statement, although I have no idea what statement is being made here.

    (Someone actually Googled these things today, looking for a price tag.)

  7. fillyjonk »

    21 January 2010 · 4:37 pm

    “I have more money than sense” is a statement that comes to mind.

  8. CGHill »

    21 January 2010 · 5:36 pm

    I could make that statement, based purely upon a dearth of sense. (God knows I don’t have any money.)

  9. fillyjonk »

    21 January 2010 · 7:34 pm

    Yeah, but, were you a woman, I doubt you’d wear those, which suggests at least a modicum of sense.

  10. canadienne »

    21 January 2010 · 7:38 pm

    Actually, I think it’s art, not fashion:
    which is a whole ‘nother discussion.

  11. CGHill »

    21 January 2010 · 7:51 pm

    Good catch. I looked at her personal site, but didn’t notice a link to the Museum.

    I did find myself wondering if maybe this was a German fixation, since the last person I saw promoting shoes with guns at the heel was Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld.

    And maybe this is an atavistic, Old Mossback sort of viewpoint, but I have this weird idea that wearable art benefits by being actually wearable. (Alexander McQueen, who last year showed off a shoe line that looked like it escaped from the Play-Doh Fun Factory, has yet to grasp this premise fully.)

  12. fillyjonk »

    21 January 2010 · 7:58 pm

    Alexander McQueen scares me. If what he makes is fashion, I am happy to be unfashionable.

  13. Fishersville Mike »

    24 January 2010 · 11:11 am

    Finally, Massachusetts Joins Right-thinking Americans…

    Dustbury finds an interesting pair of shoes…

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