A brand that constantly pushes the boundaries has come into the spotlight for its latest polarizing design: shoes that show off only one big toe.
Y / Projects & # 39; open toe & # 39; shoe sells nearly $ 1,000, and the look of things makes the style sell out quickly.
The unusual shoe design originally appeared as part of the spring-based collection of the Paris-based streetwear label, but it seems that its popularity is huge as it was on the catwalk again this year.
Would you? The & # 39; open toe & # 39; shoe from Y / Project takes the expression very literally, reveals only one big toe and hides the other
Controversial: the toe-revealing shoes, as seen above, are a typical avant-garde design for Y / Project, a label that has made headlines countless times for its unusual designs
For the spring / summer of 2019, Glenn Martens combined his distinctive unusual items of clothing – such as deconstructed denim with two waist bands – with the interesting shoes.
A reserve of $ 1,000? The white leather shoe with open toe from Y / Project is almost sold out, but enthusiastic fans can buy any remaining shoes for $ 985
Models walked the catwalk with only their big toes from different shoe styles.
When the shoes found their way to luxury e-commerce sites, they seemed to be broken in record time, with most already sold out.
A rosebud-printed pair of white leather is currently selling at Stylebop for an amazing $ 985.
A comparable style in plain black is only available in one size, cut to $ 572.
Meanwhile, a red version of the patent leather pumps was sold out on Browns and FarFetch, after debuting on the luxury fashion websites for $ 664.
Y / Project has been in the news several times.
The brand, a favorite of Gigi Hadid and the Kardashians, has previously launched $ 300 denim hot pants, crotchless jeans, $ 260 earrings that resemble Slinky toys and a collaboration with Ugg who saw thigh-high versions of sheepskin boots.
Catwalk: The unusual shoes were seen on the catwalk this year as part of the Spring / Summer 2019 collection
Runway: the open toe shoes were a staple of Glenn Martens & # 39; collection earlier this year
Sold out: the unusual shoes are sold out online and apparently find fans among the daring Y / Project customers
Unique: they come in different overall designs and colors, each with the big toe protruding
Fashion fans quickly pointed to the similarities between Y / Project's shoes and a notorious shoe released by Céline during the tenure of the innovative designer Phoebe Philo.
The original & # 39; Pirate Mule & # 39; was considered as a divider as well as the Y / Project release.
The style of Philo, introduced in 2017, only hid the big toe while the remaining numbers remain visible.
Apparently still popular, the quirky shoes can collect up to $ 1,000 on resale sites such as eBay, The Real Real and Depop.
Pirate: Phoebe Philo & # 39; s Pirate Mule for Céline followed a similar approach, but instead of revealing only one toe, they hid it
Street style: the Australian stylist Christine Centenera was one of the first to wear the Céline Pirate Mules
Tabi: Maison Margiela's Tabi boots have been a consistent style for the label since the 1980s
With regard to shoes that draw attention to the toes, no one can forget the Margi boots from Maison Margiela, which debuted in the late 1980s.
The avant-garde style was a reference to the traditional Japanese tabi sock that is traditionally worn with flip flops such as getas or zōris.
For the debut show in 1988, a model wore a pair of Tabi boots submerged in red paint, leaving the strange markings on the runway behind in her wake: not quite shoe tracks, not completely hoof prints.
Just as they hate or dislike them, the Maison Margiela version has long been regarded as part of fashion history. The Tabi boots recently appeared as part of an exhibition in Antwerp called Foot Print: The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion
& # 39; They give your feet the effect of cleft hoofs; they are shoes to get rid of mischief, to scare others, & # 39; fashion writer Arabelle Sicardi wrote.
A recently revealed pair of Tabi boots with silver sequins are currently available for an amazing $ 1,100 on the label's website.
All of the above shoes, and more, ended up in the feed of & # 39; Crimes against Shoemanity & # 39 ;, an Instagram page run by London-based creative Rebel Royale.
Teenprint: Loewe & # 39; s Resort collection in 2018 contains these wacky sandals that seemed to show a footprint with toe rings
Joke: these Céline shoes with printed toes were abundantly available for online spotting and were turned into viral memes
Tabi: A painted version of the notorious Maison Margiela's Tabi boots paves its way to the Crimes Against Shoemanity feed
Dupe: Crimes Against Shoemanity called Louboutin for this style in 2018, which was said to be a direct copy of the Loewe version
Resort: Another controversial style by Jonathan Anderson for Loewe resort paid close attention to the toes
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