Last week we played “Is It a Shoe?” wherein our smart and sassy audience answered the seemingly simple question: “Is It a Shoe?”
The subject of was this, uh, unusual offering from Swedish design company Minimarket.
And while there were more than twenty comments, many of which garnered a chuckle or even a lady-like guffaw, the winner had to be longtime superfantastic reader TeleriB with her suggestion:
It’s a shoe encased in new tri-color carbonite, for all your long-haul preservation needs!
“Worried that the dodgy smuggler sort of moving company you’ve hired won’t take adequate care of your expensive shoe collection? Dip them in our patent-pending tri-color carbonite to fully wrap them in a sturdy protective shell that can survive bangs, scratches, and the freezing vacuum of space.
With the lovely Qbertina getting the award for Best Reference to Outmoded Forms of Transportation with:
“It’s a penny-farthing boat.”
and These Aren’t ChaCha Heels earning the Slightly Overthought Fashion History Medal for:
“It’s a shoe all right. I’m trying to figure out if it’s a Robert Clergerie shoe (cause he does those kinds of wedge soled shoes) paying a weird homage to an early Ferragamo sandal made during the fascist era–and if that’s supposed to have any relevance to the political situation today.
But I wouldn’t wear ‘em.”
Neither would I, ChaCha, neither would I.