I’ve enjoyed a pompom on a shoe when the time is right, and I’ve also found myself getting giddy over some pretty loco creations. But there’s fun-crazy, and then there’s the downright not-right-in-the-head kind of crazy. Never a pair to shy away from adventure, I think Dsquared2 struck the latter with these woven sandals.
The recipe sounds right for a pair of perfectly zany summer shoes: a heaping of scalloped trim, a few measures of crafty trimming and braiding, a full cup of contrast, and a splash of a timeless color combination. But ultimately, these just leave a bad taste in my mouth. Gwen Stefani is probably the only non-Rasta around who can pull off wearing red, green, and yellow without looking like a total poser, and the collection of pompoms, arranged to tickle your ankle, seem more sad than happy. Simply, it’s too much of too many things without any cohesion. What do you think: a Rastafari wreck or a chaotic kick? On Luisa Via Roma for $1,109.