D Squared spine heel shoes – ZOMG shoe lust

I don’t usually buy designer shoes…mainly Japanese brand Yosuke from Marui One, as well as Wittner, Jeffrey Campbell, Demonia/Pleaser etc.

But sometimes you just think…MAN! Those are spectacular! And though the Alexander McQueen lobster claw shoes are probably more spectacular, so was the price. When I saw that Luisaviaroma was having a sale, with up to 50% off, I decided it was time to pop my designer shoe cherry.

I did think about it for a day or so…but when I got a Christmas bonus at work, the “be sensible” angel sitting on my left shoulder got drowned out by the “be FABULOUS!” angel sitting on my right.

On December 9 I placed my order. The shoes arrived yesterday – Dec 15th. From lust to satisfaction in less than one week!

Oh the excitement of opening a new box…

Inside the shoes were wrapped in tissue paper, tied with a beautful ribbon.


Gently I took them out of the box…and started taking photos of them, as you do!!

The complexity of the heel is just astonishing.

spine shoes

And finally I had to try them on – with leopard print stockings for added oomph.

spine shoes

They are, in fact, a little snug, due to the fact that I have wide feet (read:bunions), so perhaps a size 39 might have been good. But I think a little leather stretcher applied to the front section should do it, as it’s the width, not the length that is the problem.

I do prefer the boot and strappy shoe versions, truth be told, but they weren’t available, and I’m glad to acquire a pair of such iconic shoes.  While they are no doubt, one of the very few designer shoes I’ll ever buy (unless my addiction starts now), and a grand extravagance, I will definitely be wearing them out. I already wear platform shoes, and these are same height as some platform boots I already own.  Given my penchant for gothic and alternative clubs, these will fit into my wardrobe beautifully and will be worn, not put on a shelf like special china in your nana’s house. For that reason, despite the price, I do not regret buying these.

Dsquared2 is the label of Canadian twin brothers, Dean and Dan Caten, and has stores in Milan, Monte Carlo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Capri, Kiev, Cannes and Greece. Check the Dsquared2 website for more of their couture clothing and footwear.

I have to say I recommend Luisaviaroma based on this experience…and there’s still a sale on, so maybe you can let your “be fabulous” angel/demon loose too 🙂


  1. What a sexy concept! I’m not much of a heels girl, but I’d stumble around in those just to say I did.

    • That’s exactly it, really. They’re so freakin cool, you just wanna strap em on and see what happens! Can’t wait to wear em to Xmas party or summat! Thanks for commenting, btw. I also love Japanese gothic brands like h.Naoto, Sex Pot Revenge etc.

      • I can only imagine the kinds of reactions you’ll get. Talk about a great conversation starter, haha!
        Yes I saw your post about getting to visit Hirooka at his shop! I must say I’m rather jealous. I’ve never been one to be too attached to brands, but there’s just something about his designs that gets me every time.

      • h.Naoto goes without saying. MEIN GOTT, it doesn’t get much more sexy than that.

  2. Oh I love those shoes! I only wish I could have them!

    • It is the heel, of course, that makes them. The front is a fairly plain court shoe design. But I can’t wait to pair them with a dark edgy outfit…or even a frivolous fun one! What I didn’t expect, that makes the heel strong, is this central core of something translucent (fibreglass?) that the bones slip over. Clever.

  3. Oh. My. Word.
    I am so jealous right now. I saw those online a few months ago and fell in love with them. They look brilliant with those tights too!

    • I know – I’ve lusted over them for a while..and were it not for the sale and 40% off, I’d never have bought them. I truly think I’ll get wear out of them, as I like skeleton & skull motifs, as well as platforms.

  4. Oh those shoes are AMAZING! I’ve seen pictures of them around & just gazed in wonder! I myself will be happy saving my pennies for Jeffrey Campbell shoes! I have enough trouble saving for them, let alone designer shoes, oh but what shoes they are!!

    • I do understand…it’s taken me til my late 40’s to get a job that earns enough to splurge like this…and I won’t be doing it often, or the mortgage will suffer! I do love Jeffrey Campbells anyhow 🙂

  5. Totally unusual and fabulous! I’m envious! Can’t wait to see what you wear them with!

    • I was just putting away my spine-emblem corset from Louise Black and had an ah-hah! moment. They MUST be paired with that corset at some point 🙂 Eep, and I totally missed Worn Wild last Sunday – were you here for it?

      • Defo wear Louise Black corset with these!

        Yes, I was in Sydney for Worn Wild! Can’t say you missed heaps though–it’s not quite the market it is here–yet–but it was great fun. I’ll be up again before too long–all those Oxford Street markets were addictive, and I am keen to try the Rock and Roll market after hearing great things about it.
        Come down for the next Worn Wild here in March–it just keeps getting bigger and better every year!

  6. O_____________________________________________________________o

    I can only think of the safety, but daaaamn, do they look awesome!

  7. I burn, pine, perish for those shoes. Freakin’ awesome.

  8. I go to luisaviaroma but I dont find this shoes, can you tell me the designer and where I can find them? pleasee I LOVE THAT SHOES!

    • So sorry Kesshia, but once they’re gone, they’re gone!! You may eventually buy a second hand pair if someone decides to sell..but it won’t be me 🙂

  9. ok i need to ask where did you aquire them? iv just stumbled apon them tonight and am dying to get my hand on some but cant find any 🙁

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