Friday, March 23, 2012

Shoe history in the making: Prada spring 2012

I meant to talk about Prada‘s car inspired shoes collection for spring 2012 for ages but they are so cool I actually had to take some time to process the amount of awesomeness involved before anything else. 

We’re talking about shoes channeling the classic American race cars that were super popular in the 50’s, especially the legendary Cadillac! 

I find them fun, fresh and quite original, so very different from every other shoe on the catwalk right now – this is certainly one of the most unique shoes collections I have ever seen in recent years.
I’m sure they are going to reach an iconic status in fashion history. 

The line includes pumps and sandals with sky high heels and bullet-shaped tail lights and wedges with exhaust-pipe flames shooting out the back. 
Much like the classic hot roads these amazing shoes feature spoilers, wings, chrome-lined tail lights, flames that go up the ankle and some of them are even finished with car paint in order to achieve an authentic shine.

How snazzy, right?
The only thing is they are retailing for a whopping 1000-1400$ depending on the model so you might actually have to sell you car to buy a pair. The crazy thing is this might be a good investment in the long run.

 Katie Fogarty by Jason Kim for Blackbook April/May 2012
 I've made this little collage to show the inspiration and the shoes!
 Actually a custom pink or mint convertible Cadillac Coupe De Ville is basically my dream car! I would love to drive one! Such a stunning car or swagger mobile as I call it!:)))) I can just see myself rolling like a total boss in one of these!
 The spring 2012 campaign for Prada photographed by Steven Meisel!
 1956 vintage advertisement for Cadillac
 Any thoughts?

34 comentarii :

Soph. said...

They are seriously amazing I know!

Xox Soph

sonia de macedo said...

They are definitely going to become iconic for sure, I like them a lot but I'm not so sure how practical they are LOL!

Sonia
xoxo
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Sensaatio said...

The shoes look so cool, but it takes a certain something to pull them off... I sure wouldn't be able to wear them :D

Katy said...

I am now saving all of my money for a pair of these! I'm in love! Also, they may actually be the first pair of shoes I could get my husband to pitch in for! :)

M.E said...

For me the prada collection of this s/s is one of the best around :)


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stilistele said...

I too have written an article about this collection that I totally loved a few months ago and everyone said they hated these shoes :))) i don;t get it, I dinf them charming and innovative :))

Sabrina said...

Aww how gorgeous!!
Happy Friday!
xoxo
Sabrina

shoegirl said...

Since the first moment I saw them I wanted to have them. Well, maybe in a few years they will be a little bit cheaper:)

Dionysia Leolei said...

These shoes are super amazing!!!!

Dionysia - I am a fashionista
http://i-am-a-fashionista.blogspot.com/

Psycho Cat said...

Nice post, those shoes are not really my cup off tee but I love story behind them :)

Pretty-quirky said...

really nice post very inspiring! Would really like if you checked out my blog...maybe follow :)x

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caise said...

great shoes

sip-n-wear said...

Wow crazy looking shoes... Cant imagine wearing them...

La Mode En Rose said...

so interesting! i like it!


kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

Diva In Me said...

Definitely flying with wings. I like that pair with pastel colors. Thanks for sharing the pics =)

gemma smile said...

Nice post with originals shoes!!
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A "cheery" disposition said...

wow what a fun twist on shoes!

The Flightless Darling said...

Ah! I think this idea is quite different from others, but I do like how they executed it :) I fancy classic cars, so I am in looove lol
xx

Mila said...

Amazing shoes. I love old american cars :)

Rubina said...

amazing shoes! :o
xx-rubina
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Zuzana Konecna said...

A didn't like these shoes, but hadn't seen it on foot. Now I started like it:) It looks great and this article changed my ming:). And I also thank you fot very nice comment on my blog and following. I am also your new follower now!

Boheme.Fille said...

These are definitely innovative shoes! I discovered them a while ago and I did like them!

Violeta said...

amazing! thank you for you comment!
following you now :))

QT said...

They're amazing! Thanks for your visit. Iam following you :).

Marie Martell said...

Very cool shoes!

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kelimutu said...

oh, thank you so much for dropping by my blog. you have to try make those endless calendar and let me know if you done. :)

yeah, already following you back. the shoes are amazing btw. :)

xoxo
kelimutu

Paper Moon said...

these are insane i wish i could own one. dream on right x

Ella said...

I'm in looove with those shoes! Gotta love Prada!

xx
E

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moonstyle said...

so original..i like these shoes :)
kisses

Anna Pope said...

But darling, WHAT ABOUT THE IMPALA?! ;)

(Miss you like crazy! ♥)

Christian Louboutin said...

Love these 2012 prada shoes !

Anonymous said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

Louboutin said...

amazing sandals !

outlet sale said...

The shoes are so cool for the sunny days !

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