£1,300 ‘hoof shoes’ unveiled for Cheltenham Festival

March 14, 2011 | by | 13 Comments

These bizarre designer shoes go on sale at the Cheltenham Festival tomorrow – in the style of horses’ HOOVES.

£1,300 'hoof shoes' unveiled for Cheltenham Festival

The zip-up boots feature an imitation carbon fibre hoof with up to 5,000 individual horse hairs stitched into a knee or ankle length design.

But only punters whose horses come in on the track will be able to afford them – as they come with a £1,300 price tag.

The ‘Horseshoes for Humans’ were created by bookies Betfair with all proceeds going to charity.

Spokesman Andy Lulham said: ”As one of the most prestigious events in the horse racing calendar we wanted to celebrate the centenary of Cheltenham in style.

”We’re upping the fashion – and betting – stakes this festival.

”Not only will our punters win bigger with Betfair, but they’ll also be a shoe-in for best dressed on course.”

£1,300 'hoof shoes' unveiled for Cheltenham Festival

Louise Dainton, 25, from Essex, who posed on a turf catwalk wearing the human horse shoes, said: ”They are really comfortable and make you feel like you want to get on the track and gallop down the final furlong.

”I’m not sure they are for everyone, but I definitely want a pair of hooves.”

Cheltenham Festival 2011 runs from tomorrow until March 18 when the event culminates in the Gold Cup.

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  1. Mordicai says:

    Those are amazing.

  2. I see Lady Gaga’s next pair of hooves… um, I mean shoes…

  3. Anonymous says:

    You have got to be kidding me! Someone please shoot the designer and real men don’t wear high heels.

  4. Patrick says:

    Someone should slap the designer. Not for the shoes, but for putting the zipper in the front and thus ruining the profile of the boot. Jesus christ. Side-on or, better yet, in back, and you could have the effect without splitting and ruining it with a big, ugly, black zipper.

  5. Gigi777 says:

    There is never a shortage of vacant minded idiots!
    They should all be issued with IQ reducers – that is to say baseball caps!

  6. Byte Me says:

    When do the camel toe models come out

  7. Anonymous says:

    are you guys seriously going to sell these boots?  LOL im not sure about this but i think they should start thinking about a new design now :D.

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