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    Default The £1,800 high heels that don't have a heel

    They would go well with most things in your wardrobe, since few colours clash with gold or silver snakeskin.


    But the sensible girl would team these shoes with a crash helmet and an instruction manual.
    The 5 1/2in creations by Briton Antonio Berardi can hardly be described as high heels, since they lack the most important part - a heel.
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    Pretty or painful?: Desinger Antonio Berardi thinks the shoes look 'dainty'


    Height of fasion: The heels are 5 1/2 inches off the ground


    For the bargain price of £1,800, the wearer will get to totter around with all her weight balanced on a thickened platform sole.
    Unsurprisingly, fashionistas are jostling to buy a pair.
    Stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman invested in a black patent version costing more than £1,100, shortly after they were unveiled in Berardi's spring/summer collection in Paris.
    And Victoria Beckham apparently has a snakeskin pair.
    They are going on sale in Browns stores in London, where they have to be ordered up to five weeks in advance.
    Lincolnshire-born Berardi, 39, said he was inspired by Latin American music and 1980s post-modernism, adding: "When you walk, it is almost on tiptoe. You look really dainty."
    A spokesman for his Paris-based fashion house said: "The shoe has a bigger platform sole which stretches back further than normal and gives support under the arch of the foot.
    "When walking though, you have to put your toe rather than your heel down first and you cannot wear them for very long.
    "They are not dangerous because you would have to lean quite far back before you fell over."
    Podiatrists, who have already warned about the health impact of high heels, were less impressed.
    Michael Paynton, chairman of the British Chiropody and Podiatry Association, said: "The heel is there to stabilise.
    "When you elevate the rear of the foot it makes you lean forward, which is bad for both the back and the foot.
    "The front of the foot ends up taking the weight of the bulk of your body, which can in turn do damage to the tendons in your legs by shortening them.
    "I certainly would not recommend these shoes." The Berardi shoes were joined on the season's catwalks by stilt-like sandals from Alexander McQueen, Nina Ricci heels shaped like a bear's claw and Yves Saint Laurent strappy sandals with a reed-thin metal sole.

    The £1,800 fashion sensation: the amazing high heels that don't have a heel | the Daily Mail

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    How weird! I hate them.

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    Holy shit, thats a sprained ankle waiting to happen, or worse. There are some things I will not sacrifice for fashion, thank you very much. Just looking at those hurts.
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    I'm no fashionista, but I think it looks ridiculous.
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    they look like werewolf feet.. looks too weird and dangerous
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    Wow, what's next? Designer foot-binding? That's just sadistic.
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    They look painfully hideous!!
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    Those look like torture. I love shoes, but just...no. I'd end up breaking something.

    edit: not to mention, they FUGLY.
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    they dont look anymore impractical, uncomfortable or foot destroying that high heeled shoes in general
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    they arent even anywhere near cute. if you are going to try to get people to wear shoes like that, make them cuter
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    could they scream fashion victim any louder?
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    Ugly, uncomfortable AND overpriced!
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    I love shoes... ummm there is something very important about having that very awesome spike of a heel.

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    i'd sprain my ankle in a few minutes with those

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    Default Got $3,600? You can look like Victoria Beckham,Gwyneth Paltrow

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    Posted Thu. Feb. 28, 2008 10:34am by Elizabeth Wolff Filed Under Fashion, Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman, Victoria Beckham







    Would you pay $3,600 to walk on your tippy-toes?
    Victoria Beckham already has a pair of these Antonio Beradri 5-and-a-half-inch heel-less heels in snakeskin, while Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman purchased a patent leather version at the bargain price of $2,200, according to the Daily Mail. An open request: If you see these leading ladies wearing this latest investment, buy them a cocktail, grab a camera and call us!




    The latest $3,600 shoe purchase by Victoria Beckham, UmaThurman and Gwyneth Paltrow, next celebrity wardrobe malfunction
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