Matryoshka Shoes?!

Sometimes it's good {and necessary} to think outside the box, right? Well apparently some designers were challenged to look to other cultures for their inspiration this season. Prime example? These shoes by Charlotte Olympia which were inspired by Russian nesting dolls, AKA Matryoshka dolls.


Yes, there is even a little wooden face peeking out in the circles of black suede that mimic the cylindric shape of the doll. So this begs the question... what do YOU think?! Would you ever wear them for a playful & cultural fashion statement or are these just plain trying too hard ?!