Now I know how humans’ fashion may evolved from “regular” to over-the-top sci-fi fashion as seen in movies like silver screen Aeon Flux. Beatrix Aruna Pasztor is not with Balenciaga, but I think the Parisian fashion house best known for radical pieces in recent times could surely benefit from the costume designer’s future forward fashion vision.
Anyways, what you see here is the Balenciaga x Vibram Five Toe Footwear called “Toe”. It comes in a variety of flavors, include Toe Lace-up, Toe Sock and Heeled Toe. Toe is result of a collaboration between Balenciaga and Italian footwear maker, Vibram.
Vibram itself is no stranger to radical footwear. It was the same brand behind the Japanese wrapping cloth-inspired shoes and the creator of the five-toe shoes. While Vibram’s five-toe footwear are more rugged, good for trekking items, Balenciaga x Vibram Toe are, well, high-fashion footwear.
The footwear is made from a combination of Balenciaga’s recycled knits with Vibram’s Five Finger toe grooves. One obvious difference between this collab shoes and Vibram’s is, they have heels.
Yes. Five-toe footwear with heels. In the case of the Toe Lace-up and Toe Sock, they have suspension heels while the Heeled Toe, it has got stiletto and a ridiculous 80 mm arch. Save for the Lace-up, the rest looks like socks with a solid base and well, heels. Folks, welcome to the future of fashion.
They ain’t cheap either. Then again, that is to be expected, isn’t it? The Balenciaga x Vibram Five Toe collection sells for US$1,290 a pair.
Source: Luxury Launches.