Very Important and Urgent Matters

by Leandra Medine
December 30, 2011
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But not urgent like I have to have my appendix removed, it’s bursting everywhere, more urgent in the sense that my feet really don’t need another pair of shoes, but I am still going to make a big deal out of finding this one pair and let it escalate into the alpha white-girl-problem. Where in the good name of Azzedine am I to find these fuckers from, gasp, 2008? 2009? They’re in that unusual limbo whereby they’re not recent enough to be found sitting up right on the usual discount heaven interweb suspects: Yoox, The Outnet and what have you and yet not old enough either to be rendered vintage. I tried eBay too and failed. This is important, people. Like, white dress important if you know what I’m saying, catch my drift, flirt with my lingo? I’ll take any color, and squeeze my foot into a six, stretch it out to a 7.5, if need be. Reward if found. You can choose the reward so long as it doesn’t include my sacrificing any of the children that will exit my womb–first alien through menopause. Shoes count as children too. No sexual favors either. That’s unbecoming of a man repeller, more so of one engaged…in a relationship. Wow, pun parties shit on arm parties, who knew? This pathetic desperate plea to help me find these Alaia shoes aside, I’ll have you know that my 2012 resolution is to spend less money on shoes, more on helping people without any. It’s still 2011 though, so we have only approximately 45 hours under our belts. Run, run, go, go. Please? Happy new year.
Update: Like some sort of angel from a Parisian leather factory, reader Jada A. located the shoes at a Barneys outlet in Oahu, Hawaii. They were 70% off the sale price which ultimately left the initially very expensive $1800 shoes at $173. One hundred and seventy three. She went on to share a tale about a pair of $90 Balenciagas she’d scored days earlier. So, what do you say, collective migration to Hawaii or what? Thanks for all your help, you’re like the sisters I never had. Especially you, reader Jacob. And happy new year again. Here’s to moving forward with our resolutions.
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  • http://www.injackiesshoes.blogspot.com Alexandra

    Oooooooooh, good luck, dear M.P.!!!!!!! I'll have my eyes open for them! And they'll look stunning with your white dress. This is a shoe emergency of the highest order!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17194994945377999226 Elif

    Oh, look! LOBSTER SHOES!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12759545260010101486 The PvdH Journal

    Hilarious. Unfortunately I cannot help you on this one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04792572904563702512 Zoe

    Those might be the ugliest shoes I have ever seen in my entire life- but I totally respect your decision to want them and think you are wonderful.

  • Gabrielle
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02964321420708205747 Guti
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11469629716538599724 Barb
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07443189369375591690 Unknown
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14577735169602380144 elena-anna

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14577735169602380144 elena-anna
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00811914843221495275 Ylenia {Ambitieuse}

    @Elif I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who thinks they look like lobsters :P
    I'll try to help with the search
    Good luck!
    Ylenia
    Ambitieuse

  • http://kitchencabinetsareforshoes.wordpress.com/ w3ndy515

    as a fellow engaged-man-repelling-wanna-be i am curious to see what kind of wedding dress you'll pick! please say you'll keep us updated with your wedding dress adventures! i need inspiration :)

  • Anonymous

    This saleshoesoutlet place is definitely fake? It seems too good to be true, and its from China, but really, definitely fake? Just making sure we're not passing up on a gem here.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10979947225081703757 cca.

    Yoox has them in beige http://bit.ly/tGc1ER sizes 6.5/7.5/8 $825

    and black http://bit.ly/rPYwWb

  • Melanie
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08802460803153602951 karina
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  • Anonymous

    I was going to post my link too but I think you have enough links to go off on….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08355167925228887742 Victoria Pace

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08355167925228887742 Victoria Pace
  • http://www.bangbanglafemme.com Bebe

    true..mildly lobster-esque, but in a totally covetable way.

    xx, Bebe

    http://www.BangBangLaFemme.com
    http://www.ShopCollageBoutique.com

  • Anonymous

    I love those shoes. They make me think of something a gypsy queen would wear. What is better than a gypsy queen? Maybe a pirate queen. But then you would have to wear boots.
    Now then.
    Main reason for putting myself out on a cyber-limb: Congratulations on your engagement. Shame on your nay-saying readers. You can still flaunt your blatant femininity in the face of mankind via fashion. The only thing that changes is you might have to share a closet with One Of Them.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17242113013912973449 Danielle

    these are different but cute

    Danyell Ramblings

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    YIKES.

    Those look like instruments of torture vice shoes.

    But. WhatthehelldoIknow, right?

  • Anonymous
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13100936974778018034 Kate Brown

    Herve Leger actually did them every year for a while…then BCBG did them two years ago in nude and black… unfortunately not this year. Good luck!!!

  • Nina Michielutti

    Jimmy Choo makes similar shoes in navy…absolutly gorgeous…$400 off at beyond the rack. (hurry before the sale disappears!)
    http://www.beyondtherack.com/event/showcase/22782?category=

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16263883170206513489 laviniafasano

    Hello Leandra!
    I've compiled 4 websites where the Azzedine Alaïa shoes are available, as a disclaimer I don't know all the websites as in I do not promote their safety and reliability, nevertheless;

    shoes in black, right currency, and size:

    http://www.designershoeoutletsale.com/azzedine-alaia-lace-up-shoe-p-2851.html

    shoes in orange, right currency, and size:

    http://www.christianoutletslouboutin.com/azzedine-alaia-studded-leather-laceup-sandals-p-4101.html

    Now this website I (we), know to be reliable however the concurrency is in pounds, the shoes are in black and the correct size is available-

    http://www.yoox.com/item.asp?cod10=44367587&tp;=13421&tskay;=B84CE7A2

    Another reliable website with two issues: concurrency and size. The closest one being a 36 which is 5.5-6 depending on the designer,

    http://www.theoutnet.com/product/101767?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-Custom-_-Link-_-Builder&siteID;=gcdL_ATRVoE-3mAwDPIXCAlEsLze010mxQ

    I hope you find these helpful, and hopefully you find these gorgeous shoes! I look forward to seeing how you style them! :D
    -Lavinia

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16951840618259559934 Sarah Wexler
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10634373445632473836 Lisa

    Hope you end up getting them for before 2011 finishes up!

    Wishing you the most amazing 2012!

    http://www.lovestyleblogging.blogspot.com

    LSB
    xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14654691178100203023 Roxanna

    waaah! these are insane! happy shopping MR, and happy (almost) new year! ;)

    xx Roxanna

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02824524874200682394 Prim and Polished

    They look like lobsters on your feet, so man repeller uhuh!!

    Primandpolishedby.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría

    We should all move to Hawaii.
    Happy New Year from Spain.

    http://www.atitelavoyacontar.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07352189803219274849 D’Loraine

    Thank you for this post MR. Glad to read I'm not the only psycho who's tried to squeeze 7.5 feet into a 6… or smaller. A Happy New Year to you and yours.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07430896767814711624 *Daniëlle

    these are different:)

    Colourful-Frutsel

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04050042104394320981 daily/weakly

    Those shoes look like lobsters.

  • Lisa T.

    Found them here too. http://www.saleshoesoutlet.com/azzedine-alaia-studded-leather-laceup-sandals-p-10101.html. Idk if it's a scam…looked legit to me :p

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/gingercookiez Leslie

    AMAZING girl, whoever that was. you are so fortunate to have such admiring readers!!!! :) I hope you got the shoes, then!!! I was going to say just keep a saved search/email updates on ebay — I waited for a year for the see by chloé sneaker wedges to show up on ebay in my size… lo and behold, they did!!! same case with the screen-printed martin margiela floral boots. ebay is a miracle, most of the time :p
    PS the Blonde Salad blogger, Chiara, got that pair of Isabel sneakers!!! good taste all around.

  • Anonymous

    I know you did a post about a sequined dress a while ago… but here's more new year inspiration courtesy of twiggy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfNH3yaTYr8&feature;=related

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13826006552597964435 Irma Firma

    Lobsters shoes?! These look quite different and unique though. I love your blog! :)
    Happy New Year!

    xoxo
    http://www.irmafirma.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007364825338739929 The life after

    Ahaha, you're so funny!! Love your blog. Happy new year!

    The Life After

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12570872654773804597 Girlie Blogger

    Wow. Very interesting shoes.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13793464869993395400 irene

    Maybe it´s the destiny. (I mean: Don´t buy this shoes!)
    Your blog is "lo más"

    Happy 2012 !!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16102755635780031337 onbeauty

    happy new year!! i am gonna have to make my new year's resolutions list!hope you are having the end of the year you wanted to have, hopefully 2012 is gonna be a bright year for you!
    have fun tonight, don't forget to post you outfit from tonight for us… mere mortals following your blog.
    happy new year!!!
    xx
    anna

    liveonbeauty.org

    ps. thanx for being always this great inspirational source…

  • Nina

    So I stumbled accross a pair of similar Azzedine Alia shoes on ebay. I cant guarantee that the sellar is legit, sorry about that. The shoes are goldish, and are lace up but pnly start lacing up at the ankle…You would have to stretch your foot to fit into a paor though. It onlly comes in 8,9,10. Hope I helped! and Congrats on your engagement! It shows that you can still dress how you want and still find someone. Love your MR! HAppy New Year!

  • Nina (from the previous comment)
  • Anonymous

    YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED????????????? OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD i have got to tell my brother!!! he'll be sort of pissed.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17613384401247851064 Decadent

    Hey, it isn't true only women are interested in fashion. Thanks to this blog I can now devise what sort of shoes I can get m'lady for anniversary.

  • http://www.minimamaxima.com petrichore

    Wow, thanks for the lead on another hidden gem of the discount fashion world. Congrats on your score! That's quite a bargain….

    minima/maxima, a blog about minimalist style

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06216956152861247290 Karenina

    So funny; I put out a request today to try to help me find the Proenza Schouler "carpet" booties from F/W 2009… (see link)
    http://awomanandhershoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/Proenz-500×367.jpg

    You don't know of any, do you?

    Keep bloggin "lobster shoes" :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18107736484144688907 Tiffany Phipps

    Hilarious! These are serious shoes…

    http://www.tiffanyphipps.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17323792135015932729 M

    those are some amazing shoes!

    http://thefashionmedicine.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13672334729178765053 Fashion Me Chic

    Those shoes are so sick and pretty unique.
    http://www.fashionmechic.com/

  • http://www.technocratautomation.net/gallery.html joyanu

    super idea really i like it

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12375809856667284996 new kid on the blog

    Did you get them?? i want to see how you are planning to wear them ;)
    http://theguayabaproject.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05732932035047835542 JEAN-PIERRE

    what a luxury to know that your desires/problems are only "alpha white-girl-problems"

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12525413505711587891 The Little Iconoclast

    Hi Leandra, I just saw those sandals in The Outnet (well, in The Outnet UK site). Here's the link: http://www.theoutnet.com/product/101767.
    Big kiss from London!

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