Believe it or not, this footwear looks exactly like human feet and is mostly made of vinyl to give it a realistic feel.
Why do we really wear shoes? Common sense says to protect our feet and be stylish while doing so. It's no secret that the fashion industry is constantly evolving by introducing new and improved designs that customers can choose from. However, artists sometimes push their creative boundaries a bit too much, and that when we end up with designs like Fecal Matter's "skin heels." While these outlandish designs cost a bomb, there's something that is rather cheap yet ticks all the boxes when it comes to creepy, unique designs. Believe it or not, this footwear looks exactly like human feet and probably it's one of those products that no one asked for.
These fake feet slippers are mostly made of vinyl to give it a realistic feel. It features colored nails and carefully carved veins to make the skin look life-like. You can find them on Amazon where they come without painted nails. Color it the way you want and gift them to men because apparently the product is made for them. Well, the range of rubber fake feet slippers that no one asked for doesn't end there. If you prefer a really hairy look, there's one for $12.99 on Amazon too. You can go crazy with some zombie's feet as well. If you're wondering why you need them, well can always wear them at home and rock them with any Halloween costume.
As weird as it sounds, there are a few comfy variants as well. One of these funny footwear looks like a woman's feet with red-painted "Pedicured" nails but, boy, are they plush. Stuffed with foam, these polyester products might just be the kind you've been looking for. Then there are hairy designs which apart from looking like a hairy monster also provides comfort during the winter days that you have been craving.
While these crazy footwears were produced with the objective of having a good laugh, the one Fecal Matter, a Montreal-based fashion group, created left everyone surprised. Owners Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran, are known for running a fantasy-meets-reality kinda Instagram universe which features freakish clothing and accessories that may send one running for the hills. Back in 2018, they came up with thigh-high boots which looked exactly like actual feet, except it had pointy heels that looked like human skin. In addition to the satanic horn heels, there's a slight extension on the shin that curves upwards and looks like a thorny vestigial tail, according to VOGUE.
The silicon footwear is complete with little hair, moles, and uneven skin tone, according to Insider. The only non-lifelike portion of the footwear is a plastic platform situated in the front of the feet resembling an upside-down cup. "The biggest focus of the [Vogue] article was the foot and the shoe," said Bhaskaran during a Skype call with Vogue. "Everyone was like, ‘Is it Photoshopped? Is it not Photoshopped?’ We wanted to put it out in real life." Apparently, their initial design was made using prosthetics and perfected with Photoshop, but with the help of artist Sarah Sitkin, they were able to make their dream a wearable reality.
"We can get this alien look and present it and tweak it with Photoshop and make it look really realistic," said Bhaskaran. "But at the same time, there is always this dysphoria in us. There is this urge inside of us to take what we do on the Internet and try to create that via real life. That is what we are doing with the shoes. Apparently, the design was a physical interpretation of what the designers believe humans would look like due to social media ideals and body modification." This footwear cost a fortune as they have to be custom-made and even the one they presented was created using co-founder Dalton's actual leg.
"The shoe is like when you are going to Chanel to get a wedding dress. You get the fittings and the customizations. For even me to get the shoe, I have to stand and each of my legs have to be perfectly molded," Dalton shared. "It is like creating a custom art piece that is wearable," added Bhaskaran of their creation, the price of which starts from a whopping $10,000.
They have also made some improvements to the design, take a look below: