Now that’s a look that you could hardly forget! The flipper shoes! But no ordinary flipper shoes, no, no! We couldn’t do that for Victoria Beckham who’s unable to concentrate in flat shoes (so she says!)
High heel flipper shoes! Made by Australian Designer Lisa Carney, these High Tide Heels are one funny sight to see! There’s surely an impossibility to walk factor attached to the High Tide Heels, but if Posh can’t do it, then surely nobody would! Think about it this way – when we’ll grow tired of her neverending heights, she’ll go parade for the fish!
The flipper shoes at the right, however, were designed by the conceptual Belgian designer Paul Schietekat. His experimental shoe design in form of a high heeled flipper was first presented in 2006 and reenacted in 2008 under the name ‘High Tide Heels Pro’.
Polyester was used for the making of these uniquely shaped shoes. The bad news for Posh (and other high heels loving ladies as well) is that these flippers are not for sale but for conceptual purposes only. As in they’re not actually wearable footwear but objects of art, part of exhibitions and artistic installations.
Lisa Carney apparently claimed the first high heeled flippers design as she sent models down the 2002 Australian Fashion Week catwalk wearing the curious footwear. In 2007, another fashion designer thought of mixing together flipper shoes and high heeled shoes: Jean Paul Gaultier in his Spring Summer 2007 collection. So maybe there is hope for Posh when she goes swimming, after all!