Put Your Foot in Your Mouth With Style
We’ve all made asses of ourselves. I tend to do it quite often. So often, in fact, that it’s now my “thing.” But now, Marloes ten Bhömer allows us a chance, not to cure foot-in-mouth syndrome, but to make sure we at least look cool while our traps are closed. They may not be Louboutins, but they certainly are eccentric. And in a world of Botoxed and veneered clones, who doesn’t want to be different?
Above, an unfinished sole. Below, the end result. It’s like Origami…but with leather. Leathergami. Or Origeather.
Bhomer is a Dutch designer who has brought an architectural feel to fashion. Even her name is cool. Marloes ten Bhomer. She should have her own top-ten list: Marloe’s Ten. And now I can’t stop thinking of Marlow from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. That was a totally unrelated point, but I felt it necessary to shed light upon. But in all fairness, Joseph Conrad was Polish, and Bhomer is Dutch, and Holland and Poland are in much closer proximity to one another than are North America and Holland, and so in all probability, people in Poland were possibly aware of these shoes ages before those across the Atlantic. Maybe they’re already old news in Europe.
Anyhow, my favourite shoes are the whitish ones that look like they’re made of some sort of rubbery material. I want to chew on them. A pair that I would actually wear are the taupe ones and the black ones. Maybe. Also, if I bought a pair, I would split the cost with a friend and share. We would go Dutch. IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE!
Check the lady out..some shoes are interesting, some are fugly, but all are definitely different.
Are they comfortable? I have no idea. Are they pretty? Kind of. Are they more practical than clogs? No. Are they more fun than a Dutch Oven? Hopefully. Are they friggin’ cool? HELLS YEAH!