these shoes are probably the epitome of function negligence, strongly emphasizing design. the purpose of shoes as a covering for the feet against all odds - weather, earth, you name it - has been neglected.
armadillo heels. classic example of design having a bigger say over the functional aspects of the object. it’s nearly impossible to walk in these McQueen designs - this has been illustrated by the fact that many high end models have quit the McQueen show in protest. they’re way too high and barely allow for the natural motion of the walking feet to take place.