#HeelConcept Proves You Can Make Shoes Out Of Literally Anything

#heelconcept

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From Mario Testinoā€™s effortlessly glamĀ #TowelSeriesĀ to thatĀ #EvaChenPoseĀ to the arguably OG-est of Insta-memes, #WokeUpLikeThis, fashionā€™s love affair with viral hashtags clearly runs deep. And, the Internetā€™s latest hashtag-ableĀ obsessionĀ just might be the most unusual one yet: Rather than no-makeup selfies or designer accessories, the impromptu photo shoot involves transforming random household items into makeshift high heels.

Called #HeelConcept, this DIY take on the shoe features an arched (often bare, often male) foot perched atop unexpected objects like bananas, soup cans, toy cars, and even doughnuts. The idea is the brainchild of 25-year-old artist Misty Pollen, who toldĀ WWDĀ that she was searching for a way to showcaseĀ ā€œpersonal adornment through the logic of social media."
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Pollen is clearly on to something, because this hashtagĀ nowĀ includes more than 650 posts and counting. While we admire the willpower of the participantsĀ notĀ to indulge in all their food props (those doughnuts are temptingā€¦) and appreciate their creativity to transform everything from computer cords to Nutella jars into a high-heel silhouette, what we love most about the movement is that it's a fresh means for innovative self-expression.

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For some, itā€™s a chance to offer commentary on traditional gender roles. As participant Vince Patt explained, ā€œI think this comes at a funny time when men are feeling more comfortable wearing heels and entering into that space of womenā€™s footwear. The distinction between the two is starting to fall apart.ā€Ā Ā 

But, for others, itā€™s as simple as having fun with fashion and making statement heels accessible for everyone (regardless of whether you can wear them in real life). After all, designers likeĀ Charlotte Olympia and Alexander McQueen are already beloved for their crazy-cool footwear. Click through the #HeelConcept hashtag to see how these Instagrammers are taking things one step further. (WWDĀ )

WALKING ON BROKEN GLASS #heelconcept #whattheheel #artheel #bodyparts #feet #shatteredglass

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