The first time I came across Alexander McQueen Armadillo shoes was from Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” music video, I was like “Wow! Finally there is a new “it” shoe that looks extraordinary and filled with bad romance!” The Armadillo Shoes was introduced by Alexander McQueen in Spring 2010. For some people, it may looks ugly with disease but for some people it is unique and lovely. Although there is an old saying “The higher the heel the better you feel”, the Armadillo is measuring on otherworldly 10 inches tall. I was thinking who is going to wear that high high high heels? Then I saw Lady Gaga wears a few pairs of the super-duper-high heels in her music videos. I do pay my biggest respect to her because even McQueen models find it hard to made it down the runway but Gaga dance with those shoes. Besides Lady Gaga, the Armadillo also charmed a few superstars before include Daphne Guinness and Barbie.
If you are just like me obsessed with the Armadillo shoes, it is very good. But if you are dying to buy one pair of this shoe, it may be harder than flying up to the sky. There is only 21 pairs of these shoe made and each of them are worth about $10,000 dollars. Some of them were animal skinned while some were sequined. Except you know Lady Gaga and able to purchase it from her otherwise there is almost no way to buy it. However, don’t be upset, The Met do sells the shrink version of Alexander McQueen Armadillo shoe. They are just 4 inches high but look exactly like the giant Armadillo. The price is also very reasonable at only $25 dollars for each pair. It is $9,975 cheaper than the original. Other than buying it, I do come across a websites that share how she self-made a pair of Armadillo by adding a few inches of extra heels to a standard four inches heels. If and only if you are really passion about this shoe otherwise I don’t think I am going to do it myself because it may be dangerous to walk with the shoe.
On February 11, 2010, the well-known fashion designer of this shoe, Alexander McQueen was found dead in his apartment in London. McQueen commits suicide at the age of 40 and left a few suicide notes to explain his actions. As far as I know, the Armadillo is one of the best shoes ever from Alexander McQueen in his final days.
Alexander McQueen Armadillo Shoes