For me, boots bigger than life are like horror movies. When I see them, I can’t look away. And by fear, I respect them. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Naturally, seeing these wedding boots in vogue leaves me with mixed emotions.
Rihanna He was the first to mark his return. In a recent walk with the partner A$AP Rocky, the magnifico mogul donated a pair of huge thigh boots with high-rise denim heel from the Y/Project collection of spring-summer 23. The shoes were high and wide, pasting the bottom of your mini skirt and taking some to confuse them with pants. With that, the case of confusing shoes was reopened.
Just this week, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner They have come out in an iteration of the sky-high boot. And months ago, excessive footwear got stuck on all tracks of the fall of 2022. Designers like Isabel Marant, Alaïa and Balenciaga They all presented their own shot on the shoe completely oversized. As these boots rise higher and higher, I worry about my feet everywhere.
I can overcome the fact that they look like my father’s waterproof hats. It’s the logistics that leaves me unfounded. With darkened material that widens at the top, they seem defy gravity. Your vague similarity with the classification hat Harry Potter Let me wonder if they’re gonna live. They rub together as they step, creating a sensation that I can only imagine is comparable to passing through the quick sand. The fact is these boots are simply not made to walk.
Don’t misunderstand me, I understand your Subversive appeal. After climbing to the prominence of women’s clothing in the 1960s, the traditional boots of high thigh have been marketed for a long time as “sexy”. By making them absurdly large and adding an unstable edge, creepy boots undermine gender partnerships in their original form.
And sure, there’s an advantage of shoes that seem to be able to eat you whole. I would like more footwear to fold as a secret bunker in emergency situations. Besides impracticality, I can see how they could fit into the lifestyle of a celebrity. Maybe that’s why Rihanna defended them.
In 2018, Y/Project collaborated infamously with Ugg in a presentation that sent models that went down the track in boots that reached the crotch, with excess material that spilled over itself. The collection left the Internet divided, and the show was instantaneous meme fodder. Not long after, though, the Fenty Beauty CEO used the bold designConsidering it really cool.
I still think of Y/Project’s Fall 18. This Collab Ugg. I still need! pic.twitter.com/64wrJ4NGDx
— V.Smith (@vincsmith) 19 February 2020
But in fashion or not, their wear is not great. They’re super hot.. Like in, too hot. They’re hard to move. They even fall slightly as you walk. And that’s where I really take the subject. With an excessive, beaten, wrinkled appearance, pale thigh boots, send a false promise of coziness. If I’m going to walk in potato bag pumps, I think I should at least reap the benefits of comfort. Is it so bad?
Unfortunately for me, these boots are no longer just a 2018 fever dream. New iterations dominate collections of recent designers, and Rihanna He’s given his street-style approval stamp again. Feeling a subject here? These shoes are back, and you shouldn’t be surprised.
After all, the return of the XXL fashion has been seasons in manufacturing. Last winter, oversized Y2K Moon Boots he made his mark as a celebrity he must have, indicating the demand for cool-tetera chunky shoes. In the realm of relived impractical footwear, it seems that the Moon Boot walked so that the slouchy boot could run — err, trample.
Despite their tendency, scrupulous thighs make me confused. But I guess that’s it. These boots don’t make sense, they’re supposed to make a statement. And if the goal is to get you to feel something — whether it’s visceral stress — then mission accomplished, shoes.