Kim Kardashian and Julia Fox’s ‘pantashoes’ are perplexing

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Some objects of clothes profit from being linked. Bodysuits, for instance, negate the necessity for underwear whereas additionally guaranteeing your high stays tucked in, whereas train tanks with built-in bras make dressing for exercises a breeze.

But pants with connected sneakers? That’s one thing none of us requested for.

Except for Kim Kardashian, maybe, who over the previous few years has made Balenciaga’s “pantashoes” — a $3,000 hybrid garment comprised of skintight leggings with built-in stilettos — a part of her on a regular basis uniform.

Seeing as she’s worn the head-scratching model on “SNL,” on the Met Gala and, most just lately, to Rite Aid with Pete Davidson, the Skims founder is clearly smitten.

Kim Kardashian wearing a Balenciaga outfitKardashian, pictured in October 2021, appears to personal numerous pairs of Balenciaga “pantashoes.”GC Images

And now, her obvious model twin Julia Fox — who simply so occurs to be courting Kardashian’s ex, Kanye West — is following swimsuit.

For dinner with West at Craig’s in LA on Monday, Fox donned dishevelled Diesel jeans affixed to cowboy boots ($1,250), a present from her latest dress-up date with the rapper.

Kanye West and Julia Fox on a dateFox wore her baffling blues whereas out with Kanye West.Flash/Backgrid

While undeniably hanging, these pant-heels (peels? hants?) beg a number of questions, reminiscent of:

What occurs in case you attempt to put on them via airport safety?How about in case you present up at a no-shoes family?When it’s time to wash them, do you go to the dry cleaner or the cobbler?What’s the cope with sizing? Do you go along with your pant dimension or your shoe dimension?If you possibly can afford these four-figure Frankenpants, wouldn’t you moderately simply purchase trousers and sneakers you’ve got the choice of styling individually?

This trend/footwear fusion didn’t begin with Kardashian or Balenciaga, by the way in which. Nearly a decade in the past, footwear designer Tamara Mellon dreamt up a method she known as “legging boots,” which she’d pitched throughout her tenure at Jimmy Choo with out success.

Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss and, coincidentally, Kardashian couldn’t get sufficient. And in a wild twist, one in all West’s different former flames, Irina Shayk, even rebooted the look as a part of her collaboration with Mellon in October 2021.

Irina Shayk topless in boot pantsIrina Shayk exhibits off Tamara Mellon’s revamped legging boots, a part of her collaboration with the footwear designer.Tamara Mellon

“They did think I was crazy,” Mellon told InStyle in 2016. “Everyone has that ‘aha’ moment when they put them on, because they look so weird on the hanger. Really bizarre. And then they put them on and they’re like, ‘Oh! They’re actually really easy to wear.’”

Easy till you need to take the subway on a slushy day, that’s.

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