Dec 10, 2010

The Future Abhors Sensible Shoes



Obviously. I saw Tron Legacy a couple of days ago at an advance screening. Nice ambiance, standard plot. The costume, set, everything else designers did a fine job retaining the visual style of the original while making it fresh. I even liked the 3D - for once it wasn't gimmicky. The music went well with the whole thing too. Tell me though: Doesn't Daft Punk in Tron sound just a wee bit like Vangelis?



But this post is not about movies or music, it's about shoes. A plethora of Tron-themed merchandise is about to hit the stores, among them the shoes above. I actually like them. They look cool. Not that I would ever wear them, even if the price wasn't deterrent enough. I don't do heels. There are plenty of other, more creative ways to achieve pain and discomfort - if that's your thing. It doesn't have to be footwear. My shoes come from Sketchers.


That said, it's a little thing, but it bugs me to hell: Why do futuristic badass chicks keep running around in high heels? From Seven of Nine to Quorra. (And isn't that just a very L.A. way to spell Cora?) It makes no frakkin' sense! It's not practical!


That's another of many reasons why I love Serenity/Firefly so much: women kicking ass - in boots. Big ass-kicking boots. I can get behind that.

11 comments:

Neo said...

high heels accentuate the calves, and excuse me for saying, the ass of a chick. I'm a respectful, nice guy, but there I said it, I'm a guy, lol
Sex sells in America.

Vanda said...

Yeah, well then make guys wear high heels too. I'm a gal, and I like to check out a nice accentuated guy-ass as much as the next gal.

josephine-myles said...

Don't get me started on Gwen Cooper's high heeled boots...

I once had a pair of heels and I wore them twice. Anything that threatens to unbalance me and squash my toes deserves defenestration, I feel.

Vanda said...

Oh Gwen... At least she wore sneakers for cannibal hunting.

dive said...

Yay for Joss Whedon. He sure knew how to make girls kick ass. I still pine for Buffy.
I only dragged up in high heels once, many moons ago. Damned things nearly killed me.

Vanda said...

Do you have photos?

Yeah, Joss likes little girls with big axes (and wooden stakes). It's a bona fide obsession with him. Btw, I saw Sarah Michelle Gellar in a small restaurant on Ventura Blvd once. She was lunching one table over from us.

dive said...

Yes, I have photos, Vanda; some of them might even be lurking in my blog archives. Yikes!

You lunched on the next table from Buffy? Woah! Is her voice as annoyingly whiny in real life as it is in the programme?

Vanda said...

I don't remember her talking there. It was years ago. I didn't recognize her at first, just knew she looked familiar. Celebrities usually look much more plain in real life. Except Little Richard - me and my friend sat next table to him in Rosco's Chicken and Waffle once, before he was whisked away into the secret backroom. He had on entirely too much patchouli.

dive said...

Little Richard? Yay! I'd imagine that guy's pretty hard to miss.

Amy said...

Amen to that.

The high heel fad continues in cop shows. Why are female detectives running around in 4" heels?! Not practical.

I'll take Zoe and the other big damn heroes any day.

Vanda said...

Amen!