Friday, 15 January 2010
Gender Bender #57
Alexander Wang Ines Oxford Leather Shoes
At first glance, I thought these were men's shoes. On second glance, I realised they were women's cos I notice the source site for the pics was Net-a-porter. These Alexander Wang Ines Oxfords look so androgynous that I have confidence any guy can pull them off, make a cool statement and yet not being mocked!!! :-P
The simple 'laceless' design, clean lines and black leather reveals no signs of femininity. Dress up or down, they seem to work in any occasion. But unlike any regular bloke's leather shoes, the heels are of such interesting sculptural design that gives the shoes an immediate boost to literally 'feet' art status! Ultra cool and indifferent, I expect lots of envious peers asking you where you got the shoes from.
Now the bad news, these women's Oxfords come in very small sizes. Size 40 is the largest and few guys can squeeze into that. Even if your feet is a men's 40, I highly doubt it will be the same as a women's size 40. I assume it will still be a tight fit.
Are there any shoe experts out there that can enlighten me whether if men's size 40 is similar or are they different to women's size 40?
Such a shoe candy to ogle over and yet not being able to fit... it's like dangling a carrot in front of a rabbit... the kind of 'helpless lust':-P
(BTW, all the online sites that I can track this shoe sold out for size 40 of this black leather pair...)
Retail price: £344.26 (without VAT). Where to buy: Net-a-porter