We all have a pair of shoes that are uncomfortable, right? And if you're like me and love stilettos, you probably also have a pair or two in the back of your closet that are absolutely crippling.
But trust me- you've got nothing on these shoes!
Created as a collaboration between artist Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg, these shoes get my vote as the ugliest- and most uncomfortable- shoes of all time!
And wait till you see the video of a model trying to walk in them. Check it out after the jump!
As crazy as this video is, you can't NOT look, right?
Yahoo! Shine actually contacted Leanie van der Vyver about her artistic creation, called "Scary Beautiful." Here's what she told them:
Beauty is currently at an all time climax, allowing this project to explore what lies beyond perfection. Scary Beautiful challenges current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard.
Even stranger, Yahoo! Shine goes on to report that these shoes actually won a design prize at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, where jury members had this to say:
The jury applauds the way aesthetics, ergonomics and prosthesis merge into an awkward choreography.
Um. YEAH. That's some awkward choreography, all right!
Of course, there's only one woman really suited to wear these shoes, and that's Lady Gaga, right? Well, Van der Vyver admits Gaga's production studio did request a pair, but she does not know if Gaga actually wore these shoes on any upcoming videos. We'll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, though, don't expect to see these on sale at Payless any time soon!
What do you think of these shoes? Are they the ugliest shoes of all time?
Screengrab via Lyall Coburn/Vimeo