30 September 2011

Friday night shoe porn goes S&M...

Yup, it's Friday night and I'm feeling alright (dinner cooked, rose poured) and it felt only right that we should take in some shoe porn. And, being Friday, I'm in a slightly rock 'n' roll mood: thus I am upping the sexy, fierce ante on the pornorific shoes. Ladies, bend over and brace yourselves because we are talking studs and spikes. Oh, alright, I'm not really going to whip out a studded spanking paddle or indeed hit you with a studded shoe. Some things are just a step too far...plus, I sure ain't getting backside all over these babies.

The studded shoe love was started for me by Christian Louboutin. I've always admired people brave enough to rock a studded biker or a spiked denim waistcoat and I love the punk look. It's just totally not my look (too many skinny leg trousers). Stick the spikes on a shoe though and I am all over it. Here are the Loubs...

Yum bitch!
Yes, I know they look like studded pimp slippers but I like 'em!
Now, Loubly (oh, do you see what I did there? Mega lolz) though this lot are, the £1k plus price tags make them somewhat out of my price range. Just somewhat. So when these beauties from Solestruck started dropping in my inbox, you know I took a second look. Sadly they're mainly still out of my budget but not in ridiculous style a la Christian's creations. I'm going to start with the ones I plan to blow the budget for when they're back in my size...the Lita stud.

Swoon! How bitching are these?! That's right: bitching! They have the things I love: a platform and chunky heel but, minus the studs, would actually be kind of plain for my tastes. But the studs are there. Oh, they're there. All of a sudden, a plain, albeit stompily high, boots goes from OK to oh, oh, oh!
Spikes on the Lita too fierce for you? Presenting the pimp slipper's pimped up cousin, the Lee by Matiko (nope, me either and I couldn't be bothered to read about the brand. This is all about visual pleasure), with a smaller more subtle spike. Again, it's in possession of some of my favourite things. No, no aphids on roses or dangleberries on kittens: leopard print and hairy! Duh! Yes, the spikes are the only subtle thing about these little winners. Now, where did I put my rhinestone studded smoking jacket?
Uh, huh, huh! I like to think that, when the King grows tired of blue suede shoes, he slips on these bad boys. Definitely more studded than spiked, I suspect his right royal Elvisness would be totes partial to the star shaped studs in particular. Ah, the wonder of shoooooooooes!
Time to ramp back up the fierce factor again. Well, you didn't honestly think I'd crack out a hairy leopard print flattie and not show you a heel too? Did you? Come on. These Sam Edelman heels first captured my attention a wee while back. At nearly $300, I've always resisted them but I definitely have hot, special feelings for their lusciousness. The only thing (aside from the obvious dollah) is that the reviews of the style seems to suggest that the spike weight make them a bugger to keep on your feet AND folk have been receiving them with cheeky missing studs too. So, for now, I am lusting but steering clear. Like one should might when it comes to a bad man.
 
You so cannot touch this. You cannot! I love the fact that these shoes need to be seen from more than one angle to give full appreciation of their hedgehog-tastic proportions. Spikier than your average cactus, they're a winner for many reasons. There's something so camp about their overt pinkness, yet something so fierce about their vicious barbs. Basically they're a drag queen. And I'm not gonna top that.

13 comments:

Faff said...

Oh man I love those first ones! The rest are a bit weird for me... But I have totally fallen for the floral ones in the sidebar, so pretty! :)

Alex said...

Um, I sort of hate them all. Sorry! Studs are just not my thing. Not at all.

Sarah said...

Those Louboutin's.... *drool* Agreed, normally punk would scare me off a bit but the leather, the spikes, the red heel... I'm sold!
Thankyou for the comment on my blog, it made me laugh out loud!
xoxox

Iulia Romana said...

the pink pair is so..supercalifragelisticexpialidoucias :x

Catey Cate said...

I love spiked shoes. Ive been saving loads of gold spikes and studs on ebay for when I am ready to have a go at home! xxx

sacramento said...

I love them all,and i would wear them. Crazy, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh
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Misfits Vintage said...

I love the boots and the leopards... fabulous!

Sarah xxx

Vix said...

Love a stud, me! The ankle boots are just wonderful. x

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Ah, love those studded Jeffrey Campbells, just saw them on Solestruck and almost bought them -they are amazing! Agreed, pricey, but still a little more affordable then some of the others! Great picks -you've got great taste in shoes. xo veronika

Audrey Leighton said...

gotta love the leopard and the pink.

FRASSY

www.befrassy.com

Pearl Westwood said...

I cant tell you how much I wanted the original Louboutin studded loafers it still pains me!

freny said...

Love this plaid <a href="http://www.loudstarbazaar.com/shop/brand-triple-5-soul/triple-five-soul-cozy-sweater-wrap-top/p_67.html>Ladies sweater</a> she's wearing! So cute!

freny said...

Love this plaid <a href="http://www.loudstarbazaar.com/shop/brand-triple-5-soul/triple-five-soul-cozy-sweater-wrap-top/p_67.html>Ladies sweater</a> she's wearing! So cute!