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So I recently wrote about High Fashion's Crush on Catwoman, and the trend continues with a new line of high end designer shoes from French fashion designer Andre. He's also designed a line of shoes based around Wonder Woman's iconic costume, which are included in this post because some of these need to be seen to be believed. They're only available in Europe, and you can't actually buy them online (I smell secondary market price hikes on the way soon) but if you're in Europe, well, have fun buying up all the designer shoes!

Okay, look, I'm going to go on record right now and say: Ew. Ballet flats. Other than the ridiculously impractical and pointless kitten heel, there isn't a shoe I loathe with deeper passion. I won't go into details, because that'd be exceedingly boring, but God, I hate ballet flats so, so much.

Also, I'm not sure why Wonder Woman's costume has been translated into what appear to be nineteen forties orthopedic bowling shoes. I mean, I can kinda follow the pattern of logic, given Diana Prince being an army nurse during WWII originally but still, in a modern fashion context...what? Is anyone actually going to buy those?

Anyway. In case you weren't aware already, this isn't the first time that DC has teamed up with a super high scale designer to help celebrate their characters. As I recall, they teamed with a bunch of French designers about a year ago and brought such gems as this pair of thigh high Catwoman inspired boots to the scene:

Additionally, there's the nOir DC Comics jewelry line, which I was working on a post about sometime last month but totally forgot to complete because I am lazy and awful but here, have a Catwoman Claw necklace to make up for it:

...and I also didn't talk about designer Jeremy Scott's Superhero inspired line from fashion week this past spring.

So pretty much what I'm saying is I have a Superhero themed fashion post in my future whether I want it to be there or not. OH WELL, I GUESS I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO WINDOW SHOP FOR COMIC BOOK RELATED FASHION FOR THE GREATER GOOD the greater good, RIGHT GUYS? RIGHT. I WILL JUST GO AND DO THAT NOW.

on 2011-11-03 05:58 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] big-wired.livejournal.com
Once you said it, I could not unsee those shoes as being bowling shoes. Not exactly something that screams superhero.

Still, if there was a good, practical, version of sneakers for men, I'd buy a pair.

Also, why are half of those shoes impractical? Why not something that people would wear while out and about town doing errands?

on 2011-11-03 06:02 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eyeofthedivine.livejournal.com
You could wear the ballerina flats out and about.

on 2011-11-03 06:31 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dr-von-fangirl.livejournal.com
The flats are pretty practical, if I set my unreasoning hatred of the style aside, as are the awful almost-bowling shoes.

And...well, I'm actually a big advocate of a good thick not-too-high heel (like the WW boots) because there is little as effective when breaking someone's nose with minimal effort than a short, thick, sturdy heel. I like steel toed boots for the same reason.

(Is it odd to buy clothing for maximum effectiveness when on the offensive? I think it might be...)

Now, the designer stilleto boot...that's just ridiculous.

Hey, you've seen the cool Converse DC sneakers, right? I know they don't have female character shoes for guys, but they're pretty neat...and as far as I'm concerned, a good pair of Converse high tops are the perfect bumming around shoe. Also, I love the rainbow-y Superman pair. They're just nifty.

on 2011-11-03 07:27 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eyeofthedivine.livejournal.com
No that's normal in my book ^_^ Steel toe capped would be my shoe of choice if I'm being honest with myself.

I don't mind flats some of them can look quite nice; these ones I'm not too keen on if I'm being honest. But I have to ask why do you hate flats?

Cool they ship abroad! will be looking at the money converter websites soon Mwhahahahaha! If they aren't too expensive I'll be getting myself some.

on 2011-11-03 07:48 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dr-von-fangirl.livejournal.com
Well, aside from the fact that every obnoxious girl I've ever known who wanted to be the next Audrey Hepburn without any actual understanding of what that means was a lover of ballet flats, I find them to be pretty flimsy usually. I spend half the year going to theatre festivals across the continent and ballet flats just can't handle the wear and tear that I would put them through. There's also the matter of having to find a pair that fits perfectly--in my experience, if they're even slightly loose they're constantly slipping off my feet, and if they're even slightly tight they pinch horribly. Not a fun time.

on 2011-11-03 08:09 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eyeofthedivine.livejournal.com
I had to look up that name then I recognised who she is :/ I'm rubbish with names lol. Yeah I can understand where your coming from you have to wear a shoe you know is gonna last and most importantly protect your feet. Again yeah I can see what you mean not practical and quite time consuming I guess if you want a shoe to look pretty and kill your feet they are the right shoe XD

on 2011-11-03 05:59 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eyeofthedivine.livejournal.com
Where did you find these? the only place I could find was this website: http://www.superherostuff.com/

I wish there was more Joker & Scarecrow stuff ;_;

I also wish I could wear heels lol I'm stuck in flat shoes. The green ones aren't too bad but I'm not a fan of the other ones (except the heels which are stunning)

on 2011-11-03 06:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dr-von-fangirl.livejournal.com
I got the tip thanks to Comics Alliance, one of the many sites I follow to help keep up with all the latest comics news that I care about so that I can be sure to bring only the freshest news to my various blogs :3

As far as Joker related swag goes, there's a ton of it floating around on places like etsy.com and ebay and so on, though I'm not sure how much there is that's readily available in the UK (that's where you are, right?). Scarecrow merchandise is seriously thin on the ground, though. I don't think I've ever actually seen a licensed Scarecrow t-shirt. :(

on 2011-11-03 07:17 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eyeofthedivine.livejournal.com
I'll have to check them out ^_^ I've not seen that one before.

yep yep, I've not seen much over here and if its hand made it usually costs an arm and a leg over here lol. I will check out the websites you recommended though maybe they're willing to ship it over and not charge a small fortune.

I know makes me sad because he is such an awesome character he needs more love! I think he's probably tied first with the Joker as my fave villain in the DC world. There's so much depth to his character. Actually I have been meaning to ask you (bit off topic sorry) but can you recommend any comics with him in?

on 2011-11-03 07:39 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dr-von-fangirl.livejournal.com
It just so happens I have a handy dandy Scarecrow primer sheet for just such occassions. Let me see if the html coding is still good...

Batman Annual #19 (buy it on Amazon or on ebay): This was the first Scarecrow: Year One style story to come out of DC to the best of my recollection and serves as one of Crane's defining origins. I have certain personal misgivings about this particular comic--just pithy complaints, really--but it's definitely required reading for the Scarecrow Fan in Training.

Scarecrow: Year One (buy it on Amazon or ebay): This is my own personal favorite Squishykins origin story, as it gives more depth to the character and the situation that created him than the annual above. Again, required reading. I may even consider it more required than the first Scarecrow origin.

Joker's Asylum: Scarecrow (buy it on Amazon or ebay): This is my FAVORITE Scarecrow to appear in comics in the past few years. Joker's Asylum was a weekly series in 2008 (its sequel is going on right now, as a matter of fact) that was made up of one-shot self contained stories about the Gotham Rogues. The one that focuses on Scarecrow is tied for the Best One-Shot in the series with [i">Joker's Asylum Penguin[/i">. I just really, really love this one.

Catwoman #58, 59, 60 (buy them on ebay: 58, 59, 60): These are pretty darn hard to find and pricey-ish when you find them, but Devin Grayson writes a really wonderfully cold, clinical, calculating Scientist!Scarecrow, which makes even the craptacular 90's art (oh, so painfully, painfully 90's) worth bearing.

Scarecrow: 3-D (buy it on ebay): A special gimmick comic that comes with 3-D glasses, Scarecrow 3-D gives us a peek into the hallucinations of Jonathan Crane. If you've ever wanted to see the Scarecrow being terrorized by fluffy bunnies? Well, this comic is a wet dream come true.

on 2011-11-03 08:55 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eyeofthedivine.livejournal.com
"Scarecrow being terrorized by fluffy bunnies"

yes....*drools* yes I have :D

I also loved the Joker's asylum one shot as well. I did a review of it on my page it was one of my faves as well.

I will invest in them once my money clear into my account ^_^

on 2011-11-03 07:40 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dr-von-fangirl.livejournal.com

Batman: As the Crow Flies (buy it on Amazon or ebay): I haven't read this one yet, myself (it's on my lengthy 'To Read' list currently--I keep getting an issue into it and then getting distracted), but it comes highly recommended by all the Scarecrow fans I know.

That's a good start, but I also recommend watching the Batman: The Animated Series episodes featuring the Scarecrow. You might be able to find them online to watch. If you like, I can throw together the episode listing so you can look for them on a service that's available where you are, if there are any.

on 2011-11-03 08:15 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eyeofthedivine.livejournal.com
Funny you should mention the animated series I've been watching them back to back for the last few days ^_^ and I loved Squishykins so far (I haven't seen them since I was a kid) I'm up to series 3 now ^_^

on 2011-11-03 08:49 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dr-von-fangirl.livejournal.com

A few years back when I first went to visit the Captain and Al, we all had a four day long marathon of the entire series. I don't think we slept at all. It was most excellent.

on 2011-11-03 08:58 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eyeofthedivine.livejournal.com
I would love to do that I'm sorta stuck watching them solo but I must admit they are still as epic as when I watched them as a kid ^_^

on 2011-11-03 06:52 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] sgteam14283.livejournal.com
yeah, the ballet flats and bowling shoes aren't that great but I do like the black and red boots. Maybe it's because I'm a sucker for boots but I would buy those.

on 2011-11-03 07:49 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dr-von-fangirl.livejournal.com
Pretty much ditto to everything.


This is the back-up account for what I hope will be the Ultimate Catwoman Fan Blog--Dr. Von Fangirl on LiveJournal. You should go check it out over there. I much prefer the original article.

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