The Shoes Undergoing Acupuncture are Here

Leandra Medine | November 22, 2011

In partnership with SIX London.

I don’t know about you, but I like to take the subway. In a city choc full o’stress inducing traffic, obnoxious honking, and buttloads of morally ambiguous drivers that you know, may or may not drive you into an outer-borough alley and have their way, it just seems the underground route is massively more efficient. And while shit gets shady down there too and you may find yourself in a predicament of some sort, look no further than the funky footwear I designed alongside five other bloggers with company, SIX London (they do shoes for Opening Ceremony, too.) You can peep their designs here. But now, a little bit about mine: when I was approached last summer about partnering with SIX, I did what I always do in light of these generous collaborations and tried to design something that exists in my head, not yet in real life. I’d wanted a navy blue suede bootie for a while, just couldn’t find the proper fit. At the time, I was still gung-ho on Celine’s brilliant use of burgundy so I threw in some of that too. Initially, I’d wanted a classic shoe, one I could wear through thick and thin, date and girls night, fire and ice. But ultimately, what’s the point of designing a shoe without including some signature man-repelling kook? And so, that I did. You should know, however, that I have issues with committing to trends, so I did what I could to keep it business in the front, party in the back. The end result was what I will call: a taste of timeless Chanel, colored by Celine, combined with the kiss of Stevie Nicks. I’m all about a shoe that talks for the outfit, and I’m going to go ahead and say this one yells. Only twenty pair exist, so consider us bound by a spike. Should you wish to, you can buy yours here. You will, at the very least, remain safe…and you can’t put a price tag on safety.