Someone Has Made Upcycled Nike High Heels And They Won’t Stop

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, Weird
Published 11.07.19
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There’s a new fashion trend where Nike trainers are being turned into high heels.

They’re f*cking awful, to be honest. Real bad. Not good.

Who’s to blame? Only bloody Ancuta Sarca. It’s always Ancuta Sarca, isn’t it? If I had a penny for every time…

Basically, Sarca combines old Nikes with kitten heels and ends up with these dangerously peculiar shoes that people seem to actually like on Instagram.

Sidenote: this is the first time I’ve ever heard the term ‘kitten heels’ but I’m going with it. Just a pair of kitten heels. Nothing strange about that.

Talking to i-D, Sarca said:

I wanted to place to trainers in a different landscape and giving them a completely new function – elegant and feminine by pushing the boundaries of what they can become.

I always loved the aesthetics [of Nike], it has a huge role in sportswear history and the logo looks rather funny and unexpected on heels.”

Yeah she’s not wrong.

Basically, they’re really ugly. Don’t get me wrong, I admire the craftsmanship – at least I think I do – but I’m sure there’s some reasonably good engineering in the Chrysler PT Cruiser, and that doesn’t change the fact that it’s the ugliest car ever made.

Actually there probably isn’t much good engineering going on there.

Enough about the Bryan Nesbitt-designed shitbox. Let’s look at some shoes, girls!

Look at that location tag. Makes perfect sense now. I expect nothing more from a Sp*rs fan.

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ready for a weekend run #upcycledshoes by me

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There’s more…

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Same old trainers 💁🏻‍♀️ #upcycledshoes

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Powerful stuff.

To be fair to Ancuta – the Romanian-born London-based designer – she’s getting a lot of fans from her creations, she’s pressing upcycling, which is always good, and you know, live and let live.

I’m no fashionista, which you call tell because I said the word fashionista unironically, but they don’t do it for me. If I turned up to a date say, tomorrow, and this mystery girl was wearing a pair of these, they wouldn’t put me off her or anything, but there would be some questions.

I doubt that will ever happen though…

Images via ancutasarca, Chrysler