Funky Friday – Boots We Love To Hate Edition

Sometime in the next few weeks, some Famous Young Thing somewhere will be spotted in these and everyone will want a pair. Heed my words and remember how horrendous they looked before SiennaLindsayParisHeidiZooeyChloeLauren paired them with some floral mini-dress and showed up at some red carpet event which was featured in InStyle’s Celebrity Looks section, ushering in a new and dubious trend.

Edited to add: These are by Michael Kors, whose designs I usually consider mainstream and accessible, if not always to my taste. This looks like something that was designed by Steve Madden during a vodka-and-vicodin laced fever dream.

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  1. August 15, 2008 / 12:12 pm

    Pseu, I think you should name names, who “designed” this atrocity?

  2. Madame Suggia
    August 15, 2008 / 12:31 pm

    So wrong, in oh so many ways. And for just 295 of your fine American dollars! Michael Kors, hang your head in shame…

  3. August 15, 2008 / 12:41 pm

    That’s my kind of rain boot!

  4. Anonymous
    August 15, 2008 / 2:30 pm


  5. August 15, 2008 / 6:14 pm

    Fugley! Princess Kors, what were you thinking?

  6. August 15, 2008 / 7:09 pm

    Those are so ugly …it’s like a franken-boot put together with photoshop. Hard to believe that they really exist – and that someone expects $$ in exchange…How on earth did they make it to the production stage?


  7. August 15, 2008 / 7:11 pm

    Michael Kors!!!???

    The Project Runway losers can laugh long and hard over this one.

  8. August 15, 2008 / 8:28 pm

    Well, at least they offer the opportunity to pretend one’s frugally resisting them and then rewarding one’s frugality by spending the $295 on, say, a cute little acorn charm bracelet and perhaps some matching earrings 😉

  9. Sue
    August 15, 2008 / 3:08 pm

    Appalling. I just can’t say any more. Shudder.

  10. August 15, 2008 / 10:17 pm

    How simply dreadful. (Even I, who wear only distressed New Balance sneakers feel free to say so. 🙂

  11. La Belette Rouge
    August 15, 2008 / 5:47 pm

    My eyes hurt. Make Michael Kors stop. Ouch!

  12. August 16, 2008 / 6:57 am

    I’m sure I just don’t “get” Michael Kors, and as a man I certainly don’t buy him, but I find his designs tend to be fairly gauche. And don’t get me started on his logo…

  13. August 16, 2008 / 2:05 pm

    Yep. Those are bad. Baaaaaaad.

  14. Anonymous
    August 16, 2008 / 5:38 pm

    Based on how his last collection looked, I think Michael Kors is having a mid life crisis.

  15. August 17, 2008 / 4:45 pm

    Ok, from my sources, the inside scoop on Michael Kors (whose designs I generally adore) is that he likes to have a little aperitif here and there and everywhere.
    Perhaps he was a little tipsy when he designed those boots.

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