Balenciaga’s Harness Hooves

August 3, 2011

by Gracia Ventus

These shoes aren’t pretty. In fact I think they’re hideous; absolutely vulgar, outrageous yet fabulous. That is exactly what I love about Balenciaga shoes. People see you wearing them and they tell you that you are utterly out of your mind.

Released in 2006, these boots pre-date any of Lady Gaga’s monstrosities, and set the platform trend which everyone seemed to hate initially with fiery passion. Find any blog posts in early 2006 and you can see the negative responses to Balenciaga’s mighty hooves, mostly from the Louboutin/Blahnik camp, I presume. Two years later, platforms became the norm, and every other style blogger wants the Sam Edelman’s almost-knock-offs.

Photos by Kar Kien


6 thoughts on “Balenciaga’s Harness Hooves

  • Dodo

    by Dodo on August 4, 2011 at 12:56 am

    The shoes have such a great colour! And I like how you layered that Sonata Arctica shirt!!

  • S K E L E R O P E

    by S K E L E R O P E on August 6, 2011 at 4:38 am

    What beautiful hooves x


    by STOP IT RIGHT NOW on August 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    D’oh! I was watching these on eBay!

  • william

    by william on August 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Yes, I saw these on ebay, too – they’re a 39, right? Soooo lovely.

  • Rosenrot

    by Rosenrot on August 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Yes, they’re the 39. For once I’m glad Balenciaga runs small

  • Virginia

    by Virginia on August 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    great freakin’ shoes !
    you have great cheap alternative ways on looks a million bucks!


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