Heels Made Of Hands (Or, How To Create A Shoe That Gives Us Nightmares)

Few other shoe designers have Charlotte Olympia's chutzpah. The brand is a force for statement soles, churning out season after season of cheeky designs that touch on everything from Hollywood icons to Superbowl fandom to Archie Comics (RIP). But, one of the newest designs gives us pause. Or, rather, hands.
With ruby-tipped nails atop embroidered fingers, the "hands on embellished suede sandals" are almost too appropriately named. An overlapping pattern of fingers and palms wrap the shoe, which is an allover pale, fleshy tone. The closures along the front come together as if the wearer's foot is being gripped in a fist. And, about that fabric: Against some complexions, it'll probably require a double-take to ensure if it's skin or suede.
Essentially, this disembodied-hands stiletto is either the wonderfully weird design of your dreams or a manicured monster who's about to take control of your toes. We're both in awe of Charlotte Olympia's ingenuity and petrified that this may be the high-fashion version of Leatherface for your feet. Feel free to weigh in on where you stand in the comments.

More from Shopping

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.