That was called a joke......aka....the shoes are ugly!
Bruno Magli ostrich shoes - Page 2
I agree with Harvey in that they 'can' look guady, but Swan Song makes a great point with Zelli (click to check them out) as a company that does ostrich well. They make some very classy ostrich shoes that you absolutely could wear to the office / to a special event and not look like a 'pimp' as some have joked about. Also important to note is that ostrich shoes come in two very distinct leather cuts, you have ostrich leg and ostrich quill (has the circular quills / bumps in the leather). I think the ostrich leg is the more classy look for sure.
I agree with Harvey that ostrich shoes 'can' look gaudy, although Swan Song makes a great point with Zelli shoes (click to check them out), as a company that makes a good looking ostrich shoe. They're styles are very classy, and are absolutely shoes you can wear to the office / a special occasion and not look like a 'pimp' as some have joked. One important thing to note about ostrich shoes is that they come in the ostrich leg or ostrich quill versions. The quill leather has the bumps, like that boot pictured above, I don't think that looks as classy as the ostrich leg. I think when people think of ostrich shoes they probably think of ostrich quill because it is so distinct.