Last week, I said that a pair of Pierre Hardy shoes looked like science to me. I still stand behind that sentiment as being accurate, but now, I’ve found a pair of shoes about which it’s even more accurate: the Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Geek Pumps. You guys are smart, so I bet you can guess exactly why that is. Or maybe the Hardys look like science, and these look, more specifically, like computer science?
When you examine these shoes closely, it’s easy to see why Louboutin was inspired by circuitry. Computer innards lend themselves readily to recreation with embroidery and sequins, and it’s an interesting, modern print in its own right. With the fashion industry and the tech industry joining forces in more ways than ever before, it only makes sense that literal odes to the form would arise. Technology has its own distinct set of visual cues, of course, and they’re rife for reinterpretation now that geek and chic aren’t mutually exclusive.
I can picture Marissa Mayer, ex-Google exec and newly minted CEO of Yahoo, click-clacking her way around a Silicon Valley industry event in these shoes with an irreverent smile on her face. Or Ruchi Sanghvia, Facebook’s first female engineer. Katie Cotton, VP of Communications at Apple? She’d be a shoe-in. Ha! Puns. But you get the idea – not only are these shoes interesting, but they strike me as maybe even slightly…progressive? It’s always nice to see a company choose not shy away from the idea that a stylish woman can also be a woman who’s tech-savvy. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $1695.