It’s difficult to find high-heeled shoes that are both comfortable and fashion-forward, while also being unique, and something that inspires lively conversation when you’re out and about. But those parameters are easily met by British designer Nicholas Kirkwood, who has released a series of 80s-inspired sneaker-heels that allow you to wear your beloved pop culture memories on your feet.
That’s right, we’re talking about Star Wars, Pac-Man, Back to the Future, even Hot Wheels! The unfortunate thing is that these shoes are made to order and cost over a thousand bucks, but that’s not a concern for right now. Get a load of these goodies below (for free):
#NicholasKirkwood 10 Year Anniversary. #PacMan. Black Suede. Jet Pac-Man Motif Detail. Numbered Edition Made-to-Order. See more at www.nicholaskirkwood10.com #NK10 A photo posted by Nicholas Kirkwood (@nicholaskirkwood) on
#NicholasKirwkood 10 Year Anniversary. #FastCar. Red Patent Leather. Silver Mirror Profile Trim. Numbered Edition Made-to-Order Collection. See More at www.nicholaskirkwood10.com #NK10 A photo posted by Nicholas Kirkwood (@nicholaskirkwood) on
And now, I think I saved the best for last. Give it up for the Millennium Butterfly, people.
#NicholasKirkwood 10 Year Anniversary. #MillenniumButterfly. Grey Leather. Gun Metal Chromed Heel. Numbered Edition Made-to-Order. See more at www.nicholaskirkwood10.com #NK10 A photo posted by Nicholas Kirkwood (@nicholaskirkwood) on
Speaking about the shoes, Kirkwood told the South China Morning Post:
It was about looking back at the first 10 years of my collection and my life, and all the things I enjoyed growing up with – everything from arcades and games, to films, toys and Star Wars. It’s about the first pop culture that I was physically involved with, but it also resonates so much with my own style – it’s super visual, graphic, impactful and maximalist – all the things I love.
They might not be the most practical shoe, but they definitely are a great tribute to 80s pop culture, and the ultimate show stopping accessory for any costume party.
What do you think of these shoes? Are they not the hottest footwear you’ve ever seen? Reach out to me on Twitter, or make a comment below.
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