Shoes Without Heels

I'm wondering what everyone thought of these Antonio Berardi shoes when they came out.  When I first saw the photos I was completely lusting after them, but how in the world do you walk in them?  I get that you stand on your tip-toes, but what if you forget that you can only stand on your tip-toes?  



What if you have a margarita, feel a little relaxed and try to put your heel down?

Anyway–just wondering…..they are pretty cute.

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18 Responses
  • Helouise Verstraete January 15, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    The shoes are awesome, I have the same question how do you walk in them?


  • Tux January 15, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    I know two friends who actually own the boots. One thought they were pretty easy to walk in though she was a former ballerina and use to live on point. She is able to party in them all night. No back pains, no wobbling, just like her normal shoes. The other person has to take 15 minute brakes when she wears them and she normally lives in spike heals. Even when she stands her husband basically is holding her upright. Her hand never leaves his shoulder and he is tired at the end of the night.
    They are utterly amazing in person.


  • Jessica January 15, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Theyre ugly


  • arline Jernigan January 15, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    They kind of remind me of food binding, to be honest.
    I can’t see myself in them. I am not the greatest in heals though. I have to have a pretty thick platform.
    I teach too much yoga to think these shoes are a good idea.


  • carlos January 15, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    it looks like it kind of forms a wedge so from what it appears i think you could relax the heel. there still is a hard sole in the heel. and I thought that Victoria beckham’s thigh highs were pretty Sexy


  • Amplified January 15, 2009 at 8:57 PM

    Yeah,i wondered the same thing too…
    Granted they are unique, maybe even a work of art,
    but i prefer my heels with heels.. ;)


  • Feather January 15, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    I wondered about those when I saw them too — I love the look of them. I’m sure my calf muscles and the tendons at the back of my knee would seize up immediately!!


  • Emily Rose January 15, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    so confusing.


  • kajsa January 16, 2009 at 1:57 AM

    I guess that since the part under your toes and front part of the feet is so thick and goes so “high” back under the foot it works almost like a normal pair of heels. Of course you dont get the exact same feeling but basically it got to be pretty much the same thing. But yes, I would fall over and die almost before even putting them on!


  • Gina January 16, 2009 at 5:35 AM

    Okay. No love for Nicholas Kirkwood but considering these horrors? A heel is a critical and beautiful part of a shoe. To get rid of it is not only ridiculous from the perspective of mobility, but takes away the thing that makes a shoe look sexy. Come on. With those shoes, you would need a huge guy to lift you and deposit you everywhere or a wheelchair. Hate it.


  • mucha January 16, 2009 at 6:15 AM

    They are interesting to say the least!!! Not my thing but i can undestand from a design perspective their appeal. But I doubt the true lovers of this shoe would want them to be described as ‘cute’???


  • Margarita January 16, 2009 at 6:23 AM

    These shoes are interesting and I’ve tried them on before. But you can’t lean back, and when I’m waiting in line for something, or being bored and tired, you kinda shift back and forth on the backs of your heels and you can’t in these…
    My friend bought them and she’s taken a couple of tumbles in them, but she loves them.
    I prefer the Marc Jacobs backward heels from a few seasons ago.


  • Lea Anne January 16, 2009 at 6:47 AM

    i love them too! they sort of remind me of the stella mccartney outsole from this past fall–except hers provided more stability. they look killer!


  • Daisy January 16, 2009 at 8:40 AM

    Those look like “sitting” shoes!! They are cool in theory, but dunno if I would be able to walk in them!!


  • Elyssa Jo January 16, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    i love the concept of the shoe, but i doubt they’ll become widely popular for anyone with a job that doesn’t involve the fashion industry, haha. i can’t imagine working in a classroom or office building and walking around in those. now the vogue offices, yes i can!


  • Athena January 16, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    They are very interesting, but not my ‘cup of tea’.
    They look like an accident waiting to happen!


  • elena July 20, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    my mother owns a pair of berardi…shes doesn’t wear them though. its for her collection.


  • beba December 29, 2009 at 4:13 AM

    they looks like horse-shoes…


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