I’ve never found myself wishing that a pair of shoes had a door before, but as you might imagine, the Dolce & Gabbana Rose Embellished Cage Sandals are the kind of design that has the ability to inspire a lot of unexpected thoughts. A shoe generally doesn’t need a door, of course, because generally shoes aren’t big enough or open enough to have quarters in and out of which a living thing might want to pass freely. With these sandals, though, the formation of a habitat seems possible.
If you’re wondering why I look at these shoes and see a very high-end terrarium element, I couldn’t tell you, exactly. That’s what’s there for me, though, and with the addition of a little door in the side, couldn’t you imagine a little turtle hobbling in and out of this shoe’s heel in its tank in a very rich kid’s bedroom? Or maybe on Anna Dello Russo’s kitchen counter? If an avant-garde fashion magazine could make this idea come to life in a photo shoot, I’d sign up for a lifetime subscription. To make a Dolce wedge-terrarium (wedgrarium, if you will) a reality in your own home, pick up a pair of these sandals for $6,900 via Net-a-Porter.