The Prada S/S09 Collection footwear really caught my eye; from far away they look like ordinary shoes, but closeup, the models were actually wearing socks with sandals!

Prada S/S 09 Footwear & Accessories Style.com

I’m sure if you’re Asian you would know what these socks are (overshoes?), but I don’t remember seeing them anywhere in Europe (maybe H&M? does anyone know?), but I’m sure they’re dead easy to make. Once I get to London I’ll try coming up with a tutorial. There’s this sassy Marie Antoinette feel about them, with the fabric, ruche and bow…

For now just a few examples:

Asos Terry De Havilland Wedges Korean NuryShop Overshoes

Asos Oasis Platform Sandals Korean Gmarket

The key is to have colourful shoes – but gold socks with plain black sandals may look good too…

Edit: Anna just let me know that these were the socks&shoes combination that got the models tumbling down the Prada runway, thanks, I had no clue!! It’s crazy though, a pair of heels could ruin a model’s career… Good thing that Katie Fogarty took those off in the end!

I still think the idea is noteworthy though, hopefully it’ll work better on heels that aren’t 345inches high…