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Kuchisake-Onna Sandals UK6/US8


Am I pretty?

How about now? She would ask, revealing a mouth split from ear to ear. These one-of-a-kind creepy cleat sole sandals are inspired by the Japanese Yokai Kuchisake-onna or 'Slit mouthed woman'. Sightings of her spiked in the late 70s possibly in response to the changing roles of women at the time; changes that intimidated some. Personally, she reminded me of the lack of confidence I felt when I was severely depressed and anxious. Constantly seeking reassurance and feeling horrific anyway. Having regained control of my life following some pretty nasty battles with depression, this is the first of a series of pieces that explore and challenge perceptions around mental health. 


Excellent - as new. 

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3" heel w/1.5" platform

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