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Aoi Kotsuhiroi’s ‘Exotic Regrets’

Jewelry designer Aoi Kotsuhiroi has set his sights on a new field of design and women everywhere are squealing with delight… or is that horror? The designer’s “Exotic Regrets” shoes feature lacquered horn and cherry wood with an astounding (and rather scary) 7.7″ heel.

But you won’t find these beauties on the shelves at your local mall or even the most exclusive boutique you can think of. These babies are one of a kind. And that’s probably a good thing, because we can’t imagine having a hoard of fashionistas trying to stomp down the sidewalk in these numbers. Wondering how in the world one gets these crazy high heels on? Just check out the handy gif below.

Spotted at Fashion Art Expression For more info about the artist, please visitAoikotSuhiroi.com.

Hiking in High Heels?

It’s no secret that fashion very often prizes form over function. And the perfect case in point is the current phenomenon of high-heeled hiking boots. There’s a slew of them out there from high street to high end. They have all the elements of a traditional hiking boot: thick tread soles, sturdy laces, padded insoles… except that that have high heels that are 3, 4, even 5 inches. These certainly aren’t what you’ll want to wear to climb a mountain! But for those of you that like them just to be cute, they retail for $1,000 and are available at ssense.com

If you can’t afford (or think it’s silly) to spend a grand on a pair of hiking boots that are no good for hiking, there are plenty of more affordable options. Trend haven Topshop has a good pair that are less than $200. As a bonus these look like they might actually fare a little bit better in nasty weather than their more expensive counterparts. So at least your hike down a snowy sidewalk can be stylishly functional.