Last week we talked about the Alexander Wang shoes with mud flaps, and what better way to celebrate Monday (eww, I hate that word) than with another pair of Wang’s shoes – this time, with literal tails. The Alexander Wang Alice Rabbit Tail Pumps are, well…exactly what they claim to be.
I can understand that appeal of a shoe like this for a runway show. It’s hard to incorporate texture and movement into something that, by it’s very nature, needs to be rigid, and the rhythmically bobbing tails on the backs of the models’ feet probably make a certain amount of aesthetic sense when you watch the shoes trot down a runway to a carefully selected soundtrack in a controlled environment. But on the street? I’m skeptical.
To be fair, these shoes are certainly no worse than your average fur-adorned design, and they’re beat out awful, fur-covered yeti boots by leaps and bounds. But these shoes are still missing the creative spark that would make me buy into the ridiculous idea of wearing fur tails on the backs of my feet, even though I’m perhaps an easier sell when it comes to ridiculous ideas than most consumers. Wang’s signature industrial minimalism isn’t quite doing it for me; I need him to sell me rabbit tails a little harder. I’ll give him a little bit of credit for naming shoes that feature rabbit fur “Alice,” though. Buy through Saks for $595.