Season: Spring/Summer 2022
Buy: Online at SSENSE
Editor's Notes: Remember when Doja Cat broke the internet by attending the 2021 MTV VMAs in a pair of thigh-high boots that transformed her human legs into gargantuan chicken feet?
Designed by Milanese label AVAVAV, currently helmed by Beate Karlsson, the boots are only a drop in AVAVAV's monstrously fantastical bucket.
Karlsson is a master at dreaming up transformative footwear — you may have seen her rubbery, slime green boots outfitted with extra long "toes" on Instagram. Now, you can actually own a pair of the stranger-than-fiction heels.
Available on SSENSE for a cool $1,375, the "Very Slimy Feet" boots propose a challenge to even the most adventurous dressers. With a 3.5 inch heel and a toe that extends far past human anatomy, it's not entirely clear how one can actually walk in them.
Still, Karlsson told Highsnobiety that it's entirely feasible to walk in the shoes. "It might not be your most comfortable option," she conceded.
Footwear aside, AVAVAV is surprisingly wearable. It's certainly not your go-to for basic tees and tanks, but its range of brightly colored trousers and mesh tops can be dressed up or down (whereas Very Slimy Feet constitute a full-blown moment).
For those less inclined to stomp around in ogre-like thigh-highs, AVAVAV offers a slightly toned-down version of the boots. The brand's Black Finger Feet Ankle Boots still feature extra-long articulated toes, but the shoe is trimmed down in height and rendered in a sensible black patent leather.
Everyday is Halloween, at least if you're wearing AVAVAV.