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