Every season, no matter what, I look forward to Alexander McQueen’s shoes above all others. I did so before the McQueen’s untimely death, and I still do so now that the tremendously talented Sarah Burton has taken the reigns of the brand. Quite simply put, the Alexander McQueen runway shoes are as close to real art as shoes will ever get, season after season, without fail. Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 continued that tradition proudly.
I’m as surprised as anyone that even a brand as masterful as McQueen was able to take the entirely odious concept of the furry boot and make it chic and futuristic, but if anyone could do it, it’s them. And they did, mostly because when you look at a batch of Alexander McQueen runway shoes, you’re utterly free from the bounds of reality. These designs don’t have to be practical in any way, shape or form. McQueen has other, more mundane shoes to stock its boutiques and fill its coffers. These shoes just have to be flights of fantasy, pure and (not so) simple, which frees them from almsot all logical bounds. The results, as always, are stellar.