Betfair commissioned a team of fashion designers to create something special for Cheltenham National Hunt Festival’s 100th anniversary, so they made these horse hoof shoes, which Betfair describes as “the perfect accessory for racing fans who want to stand out from the crowd”.
Each of the three pairs of ankle and knee-length hoof shoes will sell for £1,300, or some $2,080. The proceeds will go the Prostate Cancer Charity. The hooves were made of carbon fiber, but the hairs on the shoes are natural horse hairs (at least 5000 of them). The black zippers chromatically complete the design of this eccentric pieces.
Louise Dainton is the model who wore them on a catwalk and she described them as very comfortable, so those of you who are brave enough to accessorize with hooves can rest assured that your feet will not suffer at all.