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Ain’t No Hollaback Shoes

By Glinda

And really, I can use that as my title because nobody really knows what the heck hollaback really means, so why not apply the term to shoes?

I was pleasantly suprised when I looked into the Gwen Stefani-designed clothing line Harajuku Lovers.  It was cute and age appropriate.  Not bad for a celebrity with no real prior designing experience.  When I heard she was also coming out with a line of shoes, I was excited.  I thought they were going to be good.

Ah, expectations. Why must you always dashed?
Double bo-ring.
And even worse,  bo-ring, ugly, and overpriced at the same time. I’m sure it takes some sort of talent to design something so multifaceted, right? Nobody said they had to be good facets or anything.

If your kid wants skate shoes, do yourself a favor and go buy some Vans instead. They’re better looking and a heck of a lot cheaper. 

8 Responses to “Ain’t No Hollaback Shoes”

  1. dgm Says:

    I agree the first two are boring and double-boring, but that third pair speaks to me. I’d totally buy those for my kid. On sale.

  2. raincoaster Says:

    I’d buy that third pair for myself, but only to wear with jeans and a plain top. Never have I seen better evidence that shoes are difficult to do well.

    Vans are good and, if memory serves, also vegetarian-friendly, ie no leather, no animal glues, etc.

  3. Glinda Says:

    Resist the shiny, ugly shoes! Resist!

  4. Phyllis Says:

    Honestly, the first pair looks like something you’d wear with a broken foot.

  5. raincoaster Says:

    I like the shiny shoes. They’re like Gilligan Goes to the Disco!

  6. dgm Says:

    …soooooooo ….shiny….reaching for the shiny…..

  7. Poochie Says:

    I think these houndstooth pair with the black bows are super adorable – more in line with the fashion you are looking for, I think

    This site has a bunch of cute toddler shoes.
    Surprised me.


  8. raincoaster Says:

    Ooh, those ones ARE cute! And thirty-two bucks!

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