Twitter is a venue for fierce debate of ideas big and small. There, the masses can convene to weigh in on everything from politics to faux pas, food, and fashion. That brings us to a quandary posed by concept artist/illustrator Yoshi Yoshitani.
How do we feel about these shoes?
I’m vacillating wildly between loving and hating these pic.twitter.com/iWF8ox2w5O— Yoshi Yoshitani (@yoshisquared) November 10, 2020
These curious contraptions look like a cross between a high heel and two pairs of sneakers, yet they are the DSQUARED2 Sandals. They come from the brand’s spring 2019 collection and were inspired by “retro athletic wear.” Obviously. Now, several seasons past their prime, these strange sandals that once retailed for $750 are on “special price” for a mere $487. But buying them isn’t even the question.
Are they ugly? Are they awesome?
Twitter users had thoughts.
It’s a shoe that exists in multiple dimensions simultaneously— Yoshi Yoshitani (@yoshisquared) November 11, 2020
For some reason they remind me of strap on skates I had as a kid in the 90s pic.twitter.com/GZnpIiTLXH— Jay King Rests - HIATUS (@jaykingwrites) November 11, 2020
MY FRIEND SAID THIS LOOKED LIKE THE MOUSE TRAP BOARD GAME AND I'M LAUGHINGGG pic.twitter.com/FlOTl3grvL— Manda 🩸STORE OPEN🩸 (@Manda_AMSBT) November 11, 2020
the 90s lives on 😌 pic.twitter.com/ztcqLQ7rYE— Ridell 🔜 making art (@roodleypoodley) November 11, 2020
Shit look like a nerf gun https://t.co/18GOSm05SR— TheBro E&J (@BriskBoy_EJ) November 11, 2020
why do I start feeling dizzy just from looking at that 😭— Taagol (@taagolarts) November 10, 2020
KEVIN!! THE BLACK ONEShttps://t.co/7iQhegAHVx— Yoshi Yoshitani (@yoshisquared) November 11, 2020
I love them in theory but if I saw anyone wearing them I'd die instantly from secondhand embarrassment— Sam | attracted to search engines🥵 (@KorrasBootlickr) November 10, 2020
I'm sorry but what…ARE THOSE?!?! https://t.co/BV3VMLE302— 𝕋𝟘𝕏𝟙ℂ 𝔹𝕍ℕ (@toxic_bun) November 11, 2020
I HATE them, except the more I look the more they remind me of Gundam despite having nothing to do with it and now I don’t know what I’m feeling anymore. Why do I want to try them on!?— 🛡️Felix&Spice🥕 (@Felix_and_Spice) November 11, 2020
This is… stunning, and I’m fearful of the strength wielded by the one who has vibes powerful enough to wear them— Katy Farina🏳️🌈♠️ (@Kate_Farina) November 11, 2020
i am both amazed and utterly confused https://t.co/7KoIihUbvq— DPL 🇵🇭 (@DPLaoag) November 11, 2020
Omg these look like a transition shot in animation 😂 between stepping on gum, and lifting your foot. I hate them, yet I would 100% wear them 👠— 🦙🏳️🌈 Rascally Crybaby 🦓♿️ (@NanaInTheWild) November 11, 2020
It makes me, like viscerally uncomfortable to look at. It's like… a cronenberg shoe.— Avery Theyvery (@avyjae) November 11, 2020
So. You’ve seen. You’ve considered. How do we feel about these shoes?
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