Fashion Test: Can you walk in THOSE Nina Ricci heel-less shoes?

17 April 2009

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They were the most buzzed about shoes on the catwalk this season. But though the models we met backstage at Nina Ricci insisted Olivier Theysken's creations were easy to walk in, we didn't quite believe them until we got the chance to try them on - and yes, try doing a fake catwalk in them too - at a press day yesterday. Though the 10-inch platforms are heavy enough to knock you out, they're surprisingly comfortable to walk in. The weight throws you forward, helping you keep your balance. They're more dinner party (or taxi) shoes we'd say but not impossible to walk in with a little bit of practice. So we're not exactly surprised to hear that four Japanese hardcore fashionistas living in London have already placed orders for the as-yet-unpriced shoes. If you can't imagine owning them, let alone walking in them, check out the scaled down versions for, um, mere mortals rather than models. They're almost as fabulous. And in the meantime, check out how we got on trying to walk in the Nina Ricci catwalk shockers below...


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