Apparently Christian Louboutin didn't get the memo about the true function of ballet flats... ie they are not mean to cause serious injury to your feet. Unlike this pair which come complete with a staggering 8 inch heel!
Now before you go getting all disgruntled and ranty (and Victoria Beckham goes and sends her PA off to line up for a pair), we should let you know that these shoes where never actually ever intended to be worn.
The bejewelled ballet...umm... heels (??) where actually created for a charity auction to raise money for the English National Ballet.
Other designers offering up dance-inspired lots include Erdem, Giles Deacon, Moschino, Roksanda Ilincic and Julien Macdonald.
All we can say is... phew!