They say necessity is the mother of invention. In this case, the handiwork of one particularly precocious dog rendered it necessary for his blacksmith dad to invent the most badass, steampunk, Mad Max-style stilettos the fashion world has ever seen:
The shoes began life as a perfectly pretty pair of $500 designer heels…and then Caliph the Dog got a hold of them. As any girl can relate, the demise of a favorite pair of kicks is a particularly devastating experience. Alan Padzinski’s girlfriend had suffered a sudden and shocking foot-fashion loss at the paws of his dog. He had to act fast.
Padzinski snatched up the shoes and placed them on his work table. At first he took the practical approach, attempting to patch the fatally wounded pumps with leather. The result was less than stylish. Luckily inspiration struck and this talented artisan let his creative juices flow.
Padzinski wielded his precision hammer like a magic wand, covering the shoes with stainless steel plates and stylish brass cutouts. He painted them black to make the shiny metal pop. Finally he attached the pièce de ré·sis·tance – a knife-like decorative accessory that protrudes threateningly from the heel. Don’t worry, the “sharp part” is removable per Padzinski.
Thanks to Caliph’s reign of terror, Padzinski’s girlfriend is now the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind pair of delightfully deadly pumps. Way to go, Caliph! But don’t ever do it again. Seriously – bad dog!
H/T to Mashable
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