You guys know me. Normally, not only do I try to focus on shoes I love rather than bashing shoes I hate, but I’m also generally supportive of all of Giuseppe Zanotti’s zanier side. I dig his heelless platforms and extreme stilettos, almost without exception. Particularly in the last two years, Zanotti has been more or less beyond reproach in my mind. Until the Giuseppe Zanotti Extreme Platform Pumps, that is. We need to talk about that toe.
It looks like this shoe had a real toe that somehow got lopped off in the production process, and the brand decided to sell the remaining stock anyway. Square toes just aren’t relevant in footwear right now on either side of the gender divide, and the depth of this platform makes the misstep impossible to ignore. It’s as if Zanotti is flaunting the poorly timed choice, but I’m not sure that consumers will be as enthusiastic, given the wealth of options on the superplatform market as a result of the Christian Louboutin Daffodil’s popularity. Would you wear these? Buy through ShopBop for $750.