He uses French leather and encrusts it with jewels, feathers, mirrors, tapping into  women’s perennial love affair with high heels.

Despite the price tag, Albu says he has received dozens of orders for his new sandals from Romania’s well-heeled.

‘I am creating a constructed chaos,’ he said, describing his extravagant sandals in architectural terms.

There is the sandal with an emerald heel topped by a skull mask out of which bursts a shock of peacock feathers.

Another shoe features three heels, two of which are decorative.

There are boots that resemble a glass vase – the model tucked in flowers to the transparent boots on the catwalk – and unicorn-like boots with a heel in front.

His latest creation, the 12.2in heel sandal, is a construction of three black wedge sandals. It blends high-tech architecture with design and only comes in small sizes.

‘If a woman is 5 foot 9, she’d be towering above everyone if she wore these,’ he said.

Albu draws inspiration from Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi and Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi.

‘I keep an eye on major shoe designers, so I know what not to make,’ he joked, although his latest creations follow the latest trend for higher and higher heels.

They are not really 12” heels only when the ball of your foot is on the ground and your heel is 12” above that then you can call it that, they are only about a 5” at best from where the ball of your foot is.

They’re ugly, expensive, and (I imagine) uncomfortable. I wouldn’t be able to look at a woman wearing these without thinking about how stupid she is.

The shoes (if you can call them that) look shoddy and amateur – like a child has been let loose on them with some scraps of coloured paper and a glue stick.

No doubt there will be plenty mugs out there willing to pay for them though. The designer must be laughing all the way to the bank, literally.

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Artist: Albu, a former architect, blends math and architecture in his creations, which are more sculpture than footwear

He uses French leather and encrusts it with jewels, feathers, mirrors, tapping into  women’s perennial love affair with high heels.

Despite the price tag, Albu says he has received dozens of orders for his new sandals from Romania’s well-heeled.

‘I am creating a constructed chaos,’ he said, describing his extravagant sandals in architectural terms.

There is the sandal with an emerald heel topped by a skull mask out of which bursts a shock of peacock feathers.

Another shoe features three heels, two of which are decorative.

There are boots that resemble a glass vase – the model tucked in flowers to the transparent boots on the catwalk – and unicorn-like boots with a heel in front.

His latest creation, the 12.2in heel sandal, is a construction of three black wedge sandals. It blends high-tech architecture with design and only comes in small sizes.

‘If a woman is 5 foot 9, she’d be towering above everyone if she wore these,’ he said.

Albu draws inspiration from Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi and Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi.

‘I keep an eye on major shoe designers, so I know what not to make,’ he joked, although his latest creations follow the latest trend for higher and higher heels.

They are not really 12” heels only when the ball of your foot is on the ground and your heel is 12” above that then you can call it that, they are only about a 5” at best from where the ball of your foot is.

They’re ugly, expensive, and (I imagine) uncomfortable. I wouldn’t be able to look at a woman wearing these without thinking about how stupid she is.

The shoes (if you can call them that) look shoddy and amateur – like a child has been let loose on them with some scraps of coloured paper and a glue stick.

No doubt there will be plenty mugs out there willing to pay for them though. The designer must be laughing all the way to the bank, literally.

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