For me, looking at designs like the Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 runway shoes makes me wonder why I have to look at any other group of shoes at all. McQueen may not be known for wearability when it comes to shoes that grace the company’s catwalks, but it is known for making even the most fantastical shoe dreams a reality.
I once read a fashion critic say that McQueen’s famous armadillo shoes negated the reality of the human foot, and it seems as though the company’s shoes have continued to do just that, even after the Lee McQueen’s tragic death. Instead of steadfastly conforming to what a shoe should be and what a foot should look like, the designers at McQueen treat the traditional ideas of “shoe” and “foot” like something to be overcome. And overcome them they do, season after season. Check out all of the loveliness after the jump.