Monday Obsession: Sophia Webster’s Winged Superhero Shoes

Why should birds have all the fun?

I buy expensive shoes in entirely the wrong way. Instead of investing in proper, wear-forever classics like black Louboutin pumps or ever-chic Chanel flats, I throw caution to the wind and splurge on shoes with poofs of fur, or hearts all over them, or impossibly high gilded wedge heels. When it comes to buying high-end shoes, for me, the more impractical and fantastical, the better. (I repeat: This is not the smartest way to go about stocking your shoe closet.)

I suppose this is why I’m so drawn to Sophia Webster‘s offbeat collection. The London-based  designer dreams up shoes with crazy color combinations, pom-poms, tassels, dizzying patterns—and, now, wings.

The shoes, named Evangeline, feature golden wings at the back heel, and are available now at Joan Shepp (price: $560). Sure, it might seem a tad impractical to spend this much on a pair of shoes that you can’t exactly wear everyday—unless you are a Roman gladiator!—but it’s Monday, and it’s cold, and we all deserve to take some crazy flights of fancy now and then. Plus, it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than airfare.

Buy ’em here.