Who’s buying the £1,300 horse hoof shoes?

15 Mar

cheltenham festival horse hoof shoes

These designer shoes not only look like horses’ hooves, but also use 5,000 individual horse hairs. To be sold at the National Hunt Festival in Cheltenham, the horse hoof shoes have been designed using carbon fiber hoof and horse hairs by a team of fashion designers. The three pairs of knee and ankle-length zip-up hoof shoes will be sold for £1,300 (about $2,080) each. The proceeds from the sale will benefit the Prostate Cancer Charity.

Betfair, which commissioned the designers to design the shoes to celebrate Cheltenham Festival’s 100th anniversary, says that they are “the perfect accessory for racing fans who want to stand out from the crowd.” Model Louise Dainton, who walked down a turf catwalk wearing the horseshoes, said…

They are really comfortable and almost 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.

Are you in the line to trot?

Via: Daily Mail/BBC


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