by Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 21 September 2012

There are high heels, and then there are… reversed high heels. The creepy Scary Beautiful heels by Dutch designer Leanie van der Vyver are dramatically arched and stilt-like, forcing the wearer to stagger in a slow knee-bent gait with the weight on their shins. Now all we need to know is: if playing records backwards and wearing reversed skyhigh heels are both scary, why is it that Coldplay’s backwards music video for The Scientist always makes us laugh?