Talk about stinky feet…

This shoe has been crafted with elephant poo. I’m not joking. That brown straw looking stuff on the bottom of the shoe is elephant dung. (I believe dung is the correct term for elephant excrement).

The shoe was designed by INSA as part of the ‘Bring the Noise’ events at Tate Britain. INSA was invited to produce a piece of work in response to artist, Chris Ofili’s current retrospective exhibition. In particular his painting of the Virgin Mary, which consists of paper collage, oil paint, glitter, polyester resin and elephant dung on linen.

(this is the painting)

INSA claims the crap in question is “from the same family of elephants that produced the dung used in Chris’s infamous paintings of the nineties”.

I’m thinking these would be great for Racing Season. Your walking around all day on grass, and horse poo, and dirt… So? You might just want to remove the pearl on the end of the 10 inch stiletto heel. That’s 25.4cm. That’s insanely high… for a pair of shoes. I wonder if you’d need gel pads. I mean is the poo still soft?

Smells like crazy to me.



  1. angelnstar · March 12, 2010

    Adored your post and loved the shoes. They really spark the imagination.

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