Aren't these the ugliest shoes you've ever seen ?

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  1. ABALO

    ABALO Senior member

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    If not... please show...

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  2. Joel_Cairo

    Joel_Cairo Senior member

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    without the tassel, it really wouldn't be that bad.
     


  3. tonylumpkin

    tonylumpkin Senior member

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    Just what I need...my shoes to have a split personality too!
     


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    trogdor Senior member

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    They remind me of the traditional Greek Honour Guard "pom pom" shoes: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    without the tassel, it really wouldn't be that bad.

    I agree. I always crack up when there's one of these "Ugliest in the world?" threads and then click on the pic to see a shoe that, while something I'd never wear, is nevertheless nothing all that egregious. I think we could do better. Where's that pick of the crocodile shoe with the spike/horn ridges going down the middle? Now THERE'S an ugly shoe.

    By the way, Trogdor, who's that looker standing next to the guard in the second pic you posted? That a friend of yours? [​IMG]
     


  6. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    More weird than ugly. If you cut the tassels off with a pair of scissors they'd be vastly better, though still weird.
     


  7. ABALO

    ABALO Senior member

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    More weird than ugly. If you cut the tassels off with a pair of scissors they'd be vastly better, though still weird.

    Your are right, weird is the right word, or strangely funny, or ridiculous more than ugly (the color is not bad)... But it's a non-sense anyway... I have the strong feeling that the shoemaker wanted to show all what he's capable of in one and only one shot... Funny but ugly
     


  8. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    .. I have the strong feeling that the shoemaker wanted to show all what he's capable of in one and only one shot...

    Interesting idea. [​IMG] He wants to save money on advertisements, so instead of having two different shots for a tassle loafer and an oxford, he just blends the two of them and makes the viewer do the rest. Maybe we're supposed to use our imagination and think of how nice a tassle loafer and an oxford would be from him as two separate shoes.
     


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    mack11211 Senior member

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    The tassel looks like a merkin.
     


  10. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    The eyes just take the cake:

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    Runners up:

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  11. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    ^Are those from kitonbrioni's blog?
     


  12. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Wow, zjp. I'm just trying to imagine the design team meeting for that first pair:

    A: "Well, I like them... but they need something."
    B: "I could always put a green eyeball on the side."
    A: "Brilliant!"
     


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    dkzzzz Senior member

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    I find the pompom-shoed guard being very uncomfortable next to that yellow-shorted creature. Hilarious.
     


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    You forgot about this version with the ridges. It would look great with a white suit.
    [​IMG]
     


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    You forgot about this version with the ridges. It would look great with a white suit.

    ridges and eyeballs! We have a winner!
     


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