Miu Miu's Fall 2014 Shoes Were Nuts (and Bolts)

Hardware stores? So hot right now.
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Hardware stores? So hot right now.
Photos: Imaxtree

Photos: Imaxtree

When clicking through images of a fashion show online -- or even attending one in person -- it can often be tricky to notice all the small details that go into each piece. Such is the case with Miu Miu's fall 2014 collection, which closed out Paris Fashion Week (and fashion month as a whole) Wednesday.

The clothes, in all their layered, pastel goodness, were cute, commercial and appropriate for any kind of weather. But the shoes -- those shoes were something else. Let's take a look, shall we?

The heels, many of which looked like pointy pumps and Mary Jane types from the front, were designed with actual steel screws and other True Value-esque hardware (is that a doorstop we see?) jutting out from the sole. While not necessarily the prettiest shoe of all time, the effect is very industrial and futuristically robotic -- especially in contrast with all those girly bows and brocades -- and honestly, seems a lot sturdier than most wobbly stilettos I've come across. Maybe Home Depot-chic is becoming a thing after all.

Another noteworthy style was the transparent, high-heeled rain boot, which also featured the screw detail. It's an interesting concept for sure -- yay for thinking outside the Wellie, Miuccia! -- but going by the cringe-y, foot sweaty, condensation situation that (as you can see above) accrued during just a brief stroll down the runway... we don't exactly see this one catching on IRL. What's a girl have to do around here to get some socks?